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News Battlefield 4 banned in China

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 30 Dec 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Dave Lister

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    Although I don't believe this should have been banned, it does appear to be yet more western propaganda against the rest of the world and could sour eastern/western relations among ordinary citizens. Maybe that is the view China has taken.
     
  3. Neoki

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    To be fair China are a super power that I would expect to team with Russia.

    Look into the land China and Russia own.

    History is what we see in games and stories etc, what better way than BF4
     
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    Baguette New Member

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    Agreed Dave, shouldn't be banned and it would be quite nice to see a change from the "Murica vs Bad bad communistic meanies China/Russia"
     
  5. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    If push came to shove china dn Russia would go head to head (imo) The US military isn't the all conquering power it was , and china needs ` more breathing space` , look at it recent actions.
     
  6. rollo

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    Last I checked EA does not sell Battlefield in China period. So it been banned is not really relivent as you can not access the servers to play it online either way. The fact they banned it just means people will try to obtain it through over means.

    If push come to shove the world would die in nuclear attack from both Russia and USA there will never be another world war between 2 major super powers without nukes been involved. ( America and russia combined have about 20k nukes. Less than 1% of that would destroy the earth as we know it. earth ozone layer would be damaged by multiple detonations) Personally just hope I aint around to see it.

    China the worlds largest most out dated airforce vs russia the worlds largest most outdated tank force. ( acording to wiki)
     
  7. Dave Lister

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    Yes, how about the EU against the US ? (in a game, for now) I bet that'd be a long time coming.
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The US would probably be just as pissed if some Russian/Chinese games dev made a game where you had to defend some place or other from the US...

    Though if they're pissed at BF4, they've clearly never seen how China is portrayed the Fallout games...
     
  9. Harlequin

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    nah , the days of a global nuclear war are over - re could be WW3 but it wont be nuclear;

    why? because once the gloves come off then using nukes by anyone will become a solution - Israel nuking 1/2 the ME , india and pak over the disputed areas.


    no it wont happen.


    look at the reaction to Syria using (imo) far far more dangerous
    chemical weapons.
     
  10. r3loaded

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    Wow, so much butthurt. Then again, China's government is the definition of butthurt if you dare to call them out on their ********, even as they hypocritically lay into other countries' supposed aggressive imperial ambitions.
     
  11. Harlequin

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    tianamen square.


    nothing is ever mentioned of the government slaughter of the students.....
     
  12. greigaitken

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    China bans bf4, probably reasonably effectively.
    Over here parliament is so feeble it cant even ban child porn. effectively.
     
  13. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    But that would require effort. That's not allowed in modern FPS story writing.
     
  14. Dave Lister

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    laugh out loud, how very true !
     
  15. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    You know China is the fastest developing country at the moment, right? They don't give a damn about international patents, and freely reverse engineer anything they can get their hands on. They bought the Russian SU-27 fighter and then built their own improved versions; and they've had some Typhoon variants for the last five years. Outdated airforce?

    They have the resources to push their own space programme, have already landed a rover on the moon, and expect to have manned missions to the lunar surface within ten years. You may scoff that the USA did that in the sixties, but it was willingness to spend vast amounts on these things that pushed America to the forefront of military technology.
     
  16. NIHILO

    NIHILO The Customer isn't always right!

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    i think the term "nothing of value was lost" really applys here
     
  17. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    China and Russia are natural competitors, not natural allies.

    Siberia has resources that China needs, and a questionable ability to defend them. China and the Soviet Union actually had a number of battles over contested areas of their border during the 1950s and 1960s. These were real, albeit limited, shooting wars. The US and USSR haven't shot at each-other since 1920 when the US and other western allies sent troops to support the whites during the Russian revolution.

    Likewise, the US and Chinese economies are completely dependent on one another for their survival. The Chinese recognize that war is bad for business, and a major war would be very bad for their economic plans.

    You want some realistic war scenarios? Try these...

    Korean war, part 2 (unlikely, but possible)

    China vs. Vietnam over the Spratley and Parcel Islands (local war over resources)

    Saudi Arabia vs. Iran, possibly growing out of Syria or Lebanon.

    Russia vs one or more of the former Soviet Republics (Georgia war redux)
     
  18. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I always thought it was all the valuable technologies England gave America as part repayment for the lend-lease program during WWII that pushed America to the forefront of military technology.
     
  19. erratum1

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    How is that? As far as I know any producer will be locked up and the key thrown away.

    As for tor us naval labs developed it so military could communicate undetected, wouldn't be much use if it was easy to crack.
     
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    They apparently `bought ` the Israeli LAVI programme and then built it as the J-10.

    as for `aging` Russian tanks - there are reports that KONTAKT-5 equipped T72`s bounced DU shots in the battle of the airport, and returned fired killing abrahms, the german army confirmed the ability of knotakt when they acquired T72`s on re nification.


    Kontakt has been replaced by Relikt (T72BM and T99) - and the replacement is bing designed - called Kaktus.

    But all equipment is only as good as the operator - the USA showed the world blitzkrieg part 2 in . the russians learnt the `new` warfare methods in the Balkans.
     
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