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China Bans Blood, Use of the Word ‘Kill’ in Video Games

Game developers will have even more work to do now that China bans blood in video games. This won’t be a simple matter of changing the color of blood to…

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China’s SAPP Implementing New Regulations on Game Approval

As the world’s largest socialist republic, China has many restrictions on aspects a lot of the rest of the world take for granted. In America, you’ll never see a game…

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Banned In Nepal Due To Addiction Concerns

Popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was banned in another region yesterday. Nepal’s federal investigation agency has asked that the country’s Telecommunication Authority ban the game via internet service…

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Frustrated by Censorship, Senran Kagura Producer Kenichiro Takaki Leaves Marvelous

Senran Kagura Producer Kenichiro Takaki has decided to leave Marvelous due to frustration over the chilling effect of recent censorship on video games. Gematsu reports that Mr. Takaki recently spoke…

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Chinese Censors Burn Cthulhu RPG Sourcebook The Sassoon Files

File this one under “stranger than fiction”: Chinese censors have reportedly burned the entire print run of an RPG called The Sassoon Files. Consequently, developers Sons of the Singularity have had…

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Devotion Removed From Steam Amid Outcry Over Winnie the Pooh Reference

After a weekend of fire and fury, Taiwanese developer Red Candle Games pulled Devotion, their latest game, from Steam earlier today. The decision came after heavy review bombing and social media…

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HuniePop 2 Censored on Steam By Developer Due To Valve’s Inconsistent Policies

The developer of the match 3/dating game hybrid has announced that he’ll launch a HuniePop 2 censored version on Steam due to Valve’s inconsistent policies. This news comes after a number…

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Steam, Developers Grapple With Adult Content

Earlier this year, Valve was met with a wave of backlash after removing numerous adult games from the Steam storefront. The discussion around these removals eventually culminated into a blog post…

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Senran Kagura 7even Censorship Likely Due To Changing Regulations

It seems like Senran Kagura 7even censorship is all but inevitable thanks to changing regulations in the gaming scene as reported by Silconera. Video game censorship seems to be getting worse lately…

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Kingdom Hearts 3’s Winnie The Pooh Might Be Censored In China

Every week there’s at least one weird story to come from the gaming industry and this has to be one of the strangest at its surface level.  It’s hard to…

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