China seeks to limit gaming for the good of the government

Those that are concerned over what happens when the government gets too involved in gaming would do well to observe what is happening in China.

According to a report from Yahoo, China has already banned 45 online games as they have allowed players to engage in activities such as selling drugs and obtaining hookers. Basically, all the activities that are essentially normal in a Grand Theft Auto title are considered “dangerous” in the world of China.

The country’s plan to ban online games was launched on October 1st, the day of the 60th anniversary of the founding of communist China.

Sadly, this is not the first time where China has taken a negative position on games; they also removed games that focused on organized crime… one wonders if they have already banned the sale of Grand Theft Auto over there.