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(Yahoo)   The single largest market for console gaming -- worth an estimated 14 billion dollars -- to open up soon. Prepare for "Grand Theft Bicycle: Beijing" and "Call of Duty: Manchuria" coming soon   (ca.news.yahoo.com) divider line 25
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2014-01-07 09:00:31 AM
The business plan for the Wii U reveals itself!
 
2014-01-07 09:05:16 AM
My favorite thing the media companies do now is to insert a Han Chinese actor into existing scripts just to pander to China.  Sometimes they do it for direct funding.  As in give me 100M and I'll put your guy in.
 
2014-01-07 09:14:38 AM
Battrefierd Forh
 
2014-01-07 09:18:08 AM
I would love to see an Assassin's Creed game set in ancient China.
 
2014-01-07 09:25:17 AM
China has a bit of a history screwing over companies.

I would really like to see them continue it on EA.
 
2014-01-07 09:28:31 AM

listernine: The business plan for the Wii U reveals itself!


I have one, I really enjoy it.

MAC3: I would love to see an Assassin's Creed game set in ancient China.


Han Dynasty would be awesome.  However, since the brotherhood started in the middle ages, it wouldn't fit canonically.  Still, I'm with ya.

Also, I'd love a new ROTK right about now.
 
2014-01-07 09:29:52 AM

lewismarktwo: My favorite thing the media companies do now is to insert a Han Chinese actor into existing scripts just to pander to China.  Sometimes they do it for direct funding.  As in give me 100M and I'll put your guy in.


Like what, exactly?
 
2014-01-07 09:42:53 AM

lewismarktwo: My favorite thing the media companies do now is to insert a Han Chinese actor into existing scripts just to pander to China.  Sometimes they do it for direct funding.  As in give me 100M and I'll put your guy in.


I'll give you a 100M if you can prove it.
 
2014-01-07 10:03:19 AM
Well, they need to get a few million young men off the reproductive market. It was either console gaming or a land war in Persia.
 
2014-01-07 10:19:14 AM
Isn't most of china debilitatingly, cripplingly, poor? Outside of several of the large cities, I thought everyone was essentially a dirt farmer or Foxconn slave.

How are they going to afford consoles and games, realistically? Or is the industry expecting to make some cash off mod'ed systems and stolen games?
 
2014-01-07 10:19:37 AM
I didn't even know they had that ban
 
2014-01-07 10:22:50 AM

kroonermanblack: Isn't most of china debilitatingly, cripplingly, poor? Outside of several of the large cities, I thought everyone was essentially a dirt farmer or Foxconn slave.

How are they going to afford consoles and games, realistically? Or is the industry expecting to make some cash off mod'ed systems and stolen games?


Look, when there's a population of 1.4 billion, even 0.1% of the population buying consoles and games means 14 new million console owners.
 
2014-01-07 10:28:55 AM
I give it a month before there's a knock off called  Plurstation Four and XBlox Yuan.  They'll be half the price of the western products and fully compatibly with existing stuff.  They'll also break after a month.
 
2014-01-07 10:32:16 AM

velvetshark: I give it a month before there's a knock off called  Plurstation Four and XBlox Yuan.  They'll be half the price of the western products and fully compatibly with existing stuff.  They'll also break after a month.


There are consoles sold in China before the ban was lifted. The law was on the books, but it wasn't actually enforced much.

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2014-01-07 10:35:20 AM

velvetshark: I give it a month before there's a knock off called  Plurstation Four and XBlox Yuan.  They'll be half the price of the western products and fully compatibly with existing stuff.  They'll also break after a month.


this.

Time and time again, companies are lured in by the "great untapped market". The chinese government forces them into a partnership with a chinese company in order to get access to the market. 2 years later the partner company is making a competeing product. lather, rinse, repeat.
 
2014-01-07 10:41:01 AM

Fatty McFatcheeks: velvetshark: I give it a month before there's a knock off called  Plurstation Four and XBlox Yuan.  They'll be half the price of the western products and fully compatibly with existing stuff.  They'll also break after a month.

this.

Time and time again, companies are lured in by the "great untapped market". The chinese government forces them into a partnership with a chinese company in order to get access to the market. 2 years later the partner company is making a competeing product. lather, rinse, repeat.


The only one who has ever truly benefited from China is Walmart and the Clintons, who made laws to benefit their Walmart stock.
 
2014-01-07 10:46:32 AM
from what i understand China is heavily f2p/mmo/PC

i'd be curious - if consoles somehow became popular - would it push more f2p/mmo stuff on the systems?
 
2014-01-07 10:49:45 AM

AdamK: i'd be curious - if consoles somehow became popular - would it push more f2p/mmo stuff on the systems?


It's already happening.  Warframe, War Thunder, DCUO, all on PS4.
 
2014-01-07 11:02:38 AM
Does that mean the end of these completely legitimate imports?

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2014-01-07 01:40:45 PM

Fatty McFatcheeks: velvetshark: I give it a month before there's a knock off called  Plurstation Four and XBlox Yuan.  They'll be half the price of the western products and fully compatibly with existing stuff.  They'll also break after a month.

this.

Time and time again, companies are lured in by the "great untapped market". The chinese government forces them into a partnership with a chinese company in order to get access to the market. 2 years later the partner company is making a competeing product. lather, rinse, repeat.


Intel seems to have figured out how to do it. They built a fab in China, but it only makes older chips. The bleeding edge stuff is all still developed in the US or Israel. They realized up front that China would steal anything, so they eliminated the concern.
 
2014-01-07 02:23:45 PM
I guess video games about modern warfare will no longer feature the Chinese military as bad guys, or even a single Chinese character as incompetent (iron man 3 had the scene of the guard in China taken out because the guard was killed--- Chinese people can't be seen as dumb, because harmony, etc)
 
2014-01-07 03:51:43 PM
Air Conflicts: Diaoyu Boogaloo
Total War: Tibet
Dirt 4: Mongolia
 
2014-01-07 04:44:54 PM

Gordon Bennett: Does that mean the end of these completely legitimate imports?

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Say what you will, the name Game Theory Admiral is badass.
 
2014-01-07 06:07:21 PM
Microsoft will own that market. the Chinese HATE the Japanese with a passion and with the recent bullshiat about islands and shrines, i won't be surprised if China reject all Playstation games.
 
2014-01-07 08:05:32 PM

velvetshark: I give it a month before there's a knock off called  Plurstation Four and XBlox Yuan.  They'll be half the price of the western products and fully compatibly with existing stuff.  They'll also break after a month.


My friend took a trip to China last year and came back with a ton of pirated DVDs and a video game for the PlayBox 360.
 
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