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(South China Morning Post)   China Communist Party newspaper launches online game allowing players to take back disputed islands and kill Japanese - and of course, millions are playing   (scmp.com ) divider line
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2013-06-06 12:52:52 AM  
Sounds like fun.  Too bad it's not available in English.
 
2013-06-06 07:32:59 AM  
See, this is a concept that can be translated all over the world. You could have a Native American version, a Kashmiri version and market it to either India or Pakistan, a Texas version where you fight to become a country again (or a US version where you fight to push Texas out!). This is gold right here. Gold.
 
2013-06-06 09:02:42 AM  

naughtyrev: See, this is a concept that can be translated all over the world. You could have a Native American version, a Kashmiri version and market it to either India or Pakistan, a Texas version where you fight to become a country again (or a US version where you fight to push Texas out!). This is gold right here. Gold.


I am ashamed to admit it, but I would actually pay money for some of those
 
2013-06-06 09:06:35 AM  
SMALL-STATURED ASIAN SLAP FIGHT!!!

Let the offended honor and shrill throaty battle cries begin!
 
2013-06-06 09:08:32 AM  

naughtyrev: See, this is a concept that can be translated all over the world. You could have a Native American version, a Kashmiri version and market it to either India or Pakistan, a Texas version where you fight to become a country again (or a US version where you fight to push Texas out!). This is gold right here. Gold.


Push California out maybe.
 
2013-06-06 09:10:54 AM  
Just wait for the Godzilla world spawn!
 
2013-06-06 09:14:53 AM  
China's next construction boom will be focused on pylons.
 
2013-06-06 09:16:01 AM  
How many American made shooters are based around fighting the Russians or middle Eastern Terrorists? Same thing.
 
2013-06-06 09:17:21 AM  
On the bright side, there's finally a viable format in which the South can rise again.
 
2013-06-06 09:18:00 AM  
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

/oblig
 
2013-06-06 09:24:38 AM  
I wonder if Japan is sweating over the possibility of China exacting payment for hundreds of years of atrocities.

Historically China has been terrible at war. I'm not sure just 'having' high tech weapons will change that. They only 'won' vs the USA because we got tired of killing so many of them.
 
2013-06-06 09:42:55 AM  

Voiceofreason01: How many American made shooters are based around fighting the Russians or middle Eastern Terrorists? Same thing.


Yup.  More the Middle Eastern Terrorists though, as this is more of a modern age game.
 
2013-06-06 09:44:54 AM  
Call of Duty?!?! The call is always the same, the only the duty changes.

/pew pew pew
 
2013-06-06 09:45:38 AM  

hitlersbrain: I wonder if Japan is sweating over the possibility of China exacting payment for hundreds of years of atrocities.

Historically China has been terrible at war. I'm not sure just 'having' high tech weapons will change that. They only 'won' vs the USA because we got tired of killing so many of them.


The US has been to war against China? I thought they were tacit allies during WW2.  And I it was their war machine we were fighting during vietnam and korea but how many boots did they lose during those conflicts?
 
2013-06-06 09:50:35 AM  
3rd largest country on earth, vs country with limited land. Japan has skeletons in its closet, but if you think China is innocent there....you need to catch up on some history too.

Every country has something to appologize for. My wife who is Korean, is not a fan of the Japanese government. She is OK with the people. Funny how as people we more or less can like each other, but add government, and culture, and country...then people stop being people in our minds anymore. Its human kinds cross to bare
 
2013-06-06 10:01:10 AM  

Olympus Mons: 3rd largest country on earth, vs country with limited land. Japan has skeletons in its closet, but if you think China is innocent there....you need to catch up on some history too.

Every country has something to appologize for. My wife who is Korean, is not a fan of the Japanese government. She is OK with the people. Funny how as people we more or less can like each other, but add government, and culture, and country...then people stop being people in our minds anymore. Its human kinds cross to bare


The Chinese killed more during the cultural revolution than the Japanese ever did.
 
2013-06-06 10:02:08 AM  

DubtodaIll: hitlersbrain: I wonder if Japan is sweating over the possibility of China exacting payment for hundreds of years of atrocities.

Historically China has been terrible at war. I'm not sure just 'having' high tech weapons will change that. They only 'won' vs the USA because we got tired of killing so many of them.

The US has been to war against China? I thought they were tacit allies during WW2.  And I it was their war machine we were fighting during vietnam and korea but how many boots did they lose during those conflicts?


They sent 1.3 million into Korea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_war
 
2013-06-06 10:02:12 AM  

Voiceofreason01: How many American made shooters are based around fighting the Russians or middle Eastern Terrorists? Same thing.


Yeah, no.  The US government is not the one making and distributing the game.
 
2013-06-06 10:03:26 AM  
I don't trust the Chinese government. Not one bit.  Besides stealing American secrets, and censoring the Internet from their populace, I believe they have infiltrated the comments sections of major websites to divide the opinions of Americans.
 
2013-06-06 10:08:32 AM  
Because "taking back" disputed islands worked out so well for Argentina.
 
2013-06-06 10:15:35 AM  
While the US had its little civil war with probably less than 1 million killed total, China was having the Taiping Rebellion that resulted in tens of millions of people dead.  China has always had too many people and never really cared about them.  Nationalists on both sides should just chill out though, otherwise Japan will start building nukes causing a big arms race.
 
2013-06-06 11:03:59 AM  
It's seems just a wee bit less amusing  when you consider that the communist party in china are very aware of public sentiment as well as careful about social unrest and  are currently building popular support for a war with Japan over said islands. It will turn into full scale war with their treaty bound allies (that's us) getting involved to some degree since Japan will not just walk away from an energy source when it has so very few (and nuclear power is less popular than war now). So yeah it's getting real deal happy meal  now.
Although as my grandfather used to say "If we ever have to fight those 'mean little bastards' again I hope it's with them and not against them"
 
2013-06-06 11:07:17 AM  

Olympus Mons: 3rd largest country on earth, vs country with limited land. Japan has skeletons in its closet, but if you think China is innocent there....you need to catch up on some history too.

Every country has something to appologize for. My wife who is Korean, is not a fan of the Japanese government. She is OK with the people. Funny how as people we more or less can like each other, but add government, and culture, and country...then people stop being people in our minds anymore. Its human kinds cross to bare


Japan has begun to build a strong alliance with India, a country with one of the most respected military units in the world among its forces, the Gurkhas. A Sino-Japan conflict would draw more than the just the Chinese and Japanese into war.

Also, though South Korea has never enjoyed a stellar relation with Japan, in a regional conflict I imagine they would throw in with their oft amicable trade partner.  South Korea and Japan still have a lot of historic obstacles between them, both nations have been making strides in recent years (like hosting the 2002 FIFA world cup together).  Of course both are our allies, and North Korea is China's ally...

There is almost no chance a armed conflict over those islands won't explode into something pretty terrifying...
 
2013-06-06 11:07:48 AM  
Any Chinese reading Farkers willing to click the link and try it?
 
2013-06-06 11:17:37 AM  

Moose23: I don't trust the Chinese government. Not one bit.  Besides stealing American secrets, and censoring the Internet from their populace, I believe they have infiltrated the comments sections of major websites to divide the opinions of Americans.


No we haven't.


I mean, no they haven't.

\Didn't want to leave you hangin'
 
2013-06-06 11:27:42 AM  

Voiceofreason01: How many American made shooters are based around fighting the Russians or middle Eastern Terrorists? Same thing.


Eh? How many American made shooters are made by the American government? I think that's the difference here though I am not outraged or even bothered by the fact. Hell, I don't mind - it is their country. Let 'em do what they want with it. I'm no fan of Japan, to be honest, so it is of no great importance to me though I'd likely hold the same level of outrage (nil) if the object of the game was to kill Americans.

Now I kind of want to play it though. *chuckles* Perhaps it is time to fire up Rosetta Stone and buy the Mandarin or Cantonese language packs?

Actually, I do think the American government does make video games for killing little brown men. They use them for training, as I recall, but they're not distributed to the general populace.
 
2013-06-06 11:42:56 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Because "taking back" disputed islands worked out so well for Argentina.


Argentina !== China.

"But one guy didn't succeed that one time so it will never work - for anybody!!!"

Men might as well project a voyage to the Moon as attempt to employ steam navigation against the stormy North Atlantic Ocean.
- Dr. Dionysus Lardner (1793-1859), Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy at University College, London.

Oddly, there's a show about the Rape of Nanking on JTV's Military History channel right now. I'm kind of surprised they're not doing D-Day stuff.
 
2013-06-06 12:11:41 PM  
Weird idea, everyone who wants the islands has to bid. Hard cash no checks. Winner gets the land losers get the money.
 
2013-06-06 12:16:42 PM  
FrancoFile: UnspokenVoice:

Eh? How many American made shooters are made by the American government?

Yeah, no.  The US government is not the one making and distributing the game.


http://www.americasarmy.com/
 
2013-06-06 12:41:39 PM  
www.scmp.com

It looks like the patch on the dirty commie's right arm is emblazoned with "Wal-Mart" in English text.

/Also, fu*k China
 
2013-06-06 12:58:57 PM  

ShadowKamui: DubtodaIll: hitlersbrain: I wonder if Japan is sweating over the possibility of China exacting payment for hundreds of years of atrocities.

Historically China has been terrible at war. I'm not sure just 'having' high tech weapons will change that. They only 'won' vs the USA because we got tired of killing so many of them.

The US has been to war against China? I thought they were tacit allies during WW2.  And I it was their war machine we were fighting during vietnam and korea but how many boots did they lose during those conflicts?

They sent 1.3 million into Korea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_war


The USSR directly persueded China to intervene to further their wave of Communist expansion, as a Soviet lapdog:


...the day that UN troops crossed the 38th parallel, was also the first anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. On that day the Soviet ambassador forwarded a telegram from Stalin to Mao and Zhou requesting that China send five to six divisions into Korea, and Kim Il-sung sent frantic appeals to Mao for Chinese military intervention.

At the same time, Stalin made it clear that Soviet forces themselves would not directly intervene.


"... how many boots did they lose during those conflicts?"


Western sources estimate the PVA (China) suffered about 400,000 killed and 486,000 wounded,
while the KPA suffered 215,000 killed and 303,000 wounded.


So, if we were even 75% accurate in our enemy KIA tally, more Chinese were killed in the Korean War than North Koreans were.


Kinda irrelevant, though, since it's esimated that between  20-46 million Chinese were killed or died as a result of Mao's catastrophic "Great Leap Forward."


Yang Jisheng, a former Xinhua News Agency reporter who had privileged access
and connections available to no other scholars, estimates a death toll of 36 million.

History shows that life is nearly always cheap as dirt to Chinese governments.
 
2013-06-06 01:11:24 PM  
hitlersbrain:   Historically China has been terrible at war. I'm not sure just 'having' high tech weapons will change that. They only 'won' vs the USA because we got tired of killing so many of them.


It's funny how few people mention this fact.  China does have a long history of war, development of weapons and of course, the famous general, Sun Tzu.  But at the same time, yeah, their overall military history is fairly mediocre.

Their generals have always had more of a history of corruption and incompetence from the dynastic eras all the way to modern era.   Military leaders appointed because of nepotism or close relationships to the emperor.  As such, Beijing or the other imperial capitals has been overrun by so many foreign invaders (from the Mongols to the Japanese).  My fav is the fact that the Great Wall was often ineffective because the barbarians would just bribe the local garrison to get past the wall.

The only reason during China's imperial height, various SE Asian countries were paying tributes to Beijing and accepting some nominal allegiance to China is due to political, trading and cultural links.  China was admittedly the technological and cultural giant of the area for thousands of years.  Otherwise, it spent a lot of effort doing sort of half hearted invasions against its neighbors that often were sort of mixed in terms of success, when it wasn't sucumbing to isolationism.
 
2013-06-06 01:21:07 PM  

SirEattonHogg: hitlersbrain:   Historically China has been terrible at war. I'm not sure just 'having' high tech weapons will change that. They only 'won' vs the USA because we got tired of killing so many of them.


It's funny how few people mention this fact.  China does have a long history of war, development of weapons and of course, the famous general, Sun Tzu.  But at the same time, yeah, their overall military history is fairly mediocre.

Their generals have always had more of a history of corruption and incompetence from the dynastic eras all the way to modern era.   Military leaders appointed because of nepotism or close relationships to the emperor.  As such, Beijing or the other imperial capitals has been overrun by so many foreign invaders (from the Mongols to the Japanese).  My fav is the fact that the Great Wall was often ineffective because the barbarians would just bribe the local garrison to get past the wall.

The only reason during China's imperial height, various SE Asian countries were paying tributes to Beijing and accepting some nominal allegiance to China is due to political, trading and cultural links.  China was admittedly the technological and cultural giant of the area for thousands of years.  Otherwise, it spent a lot of effort doing sort of half hearted invasions against its neighbors that often were sort of mixed in terms of success, when it wasn't sucumbing to isolationism.


Very astute.  I shall smart you.
 
2013-06-06 02:56:54 PM  
Tks Stinkyy!
 
2013-06-06 04:18:31 PM  

Voiceofreason01: FrancoFile: UnspokenVoice:

Eh? How many American made shooters are made by the American government?

Yeah, no.  The US government is not the one making and distributing the game.

http://www.americasarmy.com/


Nice! Do the players get to go bomb little brown men? I didn't know about that one. My outrage meter is still pegged at zero I'm afraid.
 
2013-06-06 09:32:45 PM  
While we're scared little children in ou PC world, the rest of the world is getting ready to f@ck shiat up!
 
2013-06-07 03:10:43 PM  

UnspokenVoice: Voiceofreason01: How many American made shooters are based around fighting the Russians or middle Eastern Terrorists? Same thing.

Eh? How many American made shooters are made by the American government? I think that's the difference here though I am not outraged or even bothered by the fact. Hell, I don't mind - it is their country. Let 'em do what they want with it. I'm no fan of Japan, to be honest, so it is of no great importance to me though I'd likely hold the same level of outrage (nil) if the object of the game was to kill Americans.

Now I kind of want to play it though. *chuckles* Perhaps it is time to fire up Rosetta Stone and buy the Mandarin or Cantonese language packs?

Actually, I do think the American government does make video games for killing little brown men. They use them for training, as I recall, but they're not distributed to the general populace.


http://www.americasarmy.com/
 
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