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Post time 2005-9-1 14:06:28 |Display all floors
A new Chinese online game named "Anti-Japan War Online" will begin commercial operation by the end of this year. The game will allow players, especially younger players, to learn from history. They will get a patriotic feeling when fighting invaders to safeguard their motherland. Game is both interesting and instructive. In the mean while, it pays close attention to the authenticity of historical facts.
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Post time 2005-9-1 15:02:13 |Display all floors

Games can be played in this way.

It is long ago that once a friend of mine talked about online games with me.

"Why so many Japanese games?" he said. " Where are the Chinese games of our own? Why not a game about the Anti-Japan war? Why not a game about the Long March of the Red Army? Why not a game about the Spring & War Period?"

I am glad to find that there are now some online games of our own, featuring the traditional Chinese culture and history.

Bravo!

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Post time 2005-9-1 19:09:00 |Display all floors

Re: Games can be played in this way.

pleasantking wrote: '"Why so many Japanese games?" he said. " Where are the Chinese games of our own? Why not a game about the Anti-Japan war? Why not a game about the Long March of the Red Army? Why not a game about the Spring & War Period?"'

Well, just fire up Civilization III, play Chinese, and mismanage everything, and you have a rerun of the Mongol invasion, the Western humiliation, the Japanese invasion, the CR and what not.

Do you really think a game about the Long March would be commercially feasible? If you go to a 网巴, all you will see is guys sitting playing Counterstrike.

The Chinese games of your own already exist: 麻将 and 围棋 are very popular around the world, and they are so because they are general in scope rather than some political-nationalistic stupidity.

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Post time 2005-9-1 19:10:53 |Display all floors

Re: A good idea to educate young generation

I am sorry, but that's not education. It is brainwashing.

But go ahead. Breed your hate.

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Post time 2005-9-2 11:51:21 |Display all floors

Brainwash?

Brainwash? Don't be so indignant. And do not sing high praise of it in this extraordinary way. Take it  easy.

If you do not like the game, you could just put it aside. You have your own interests, others have their own interests. Maybe you are not interested in the Long March, but some other people are, including some foreign youngsters, who even walked the long march on foot themselves.

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Post time 2005-9-3 06:32:43 |Display all floors

Agree with liangzai

National pride is all well and good, but a computer game called "Anti-Japan?" That's ridiculous. The Chinese of this generation have no need to hate the Japanese as much as they do. There are plenty of other countries out there that have fought each other and gotten over it; why can't China do the same? Having an anti-Japan game IS brainwashing; it's training kids to hate without even knowing or understanding the issues clearly. Also, it's not national pride if it's teaching you that an entire country is bad or wrong--it's xenophobia or political indoctrination.

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Post time 2005-9-3 14:42:30 |Display all floors

Agree with Stockmonkey and Liangzai

Kids need to remember the history and they  also need to face the reality with an optimistic and active attitude towards the Sino-Japanese relationship. There is no winner in wars. Kids ,either Chinese or Japanese , are both the hope and future of the nations, they have rights and responsibilities to know the truth of its history. Any try to mislead or brainwash  the kids is ridiculous , stupid and in vain .

Personally i dislike the computer games about violence.According to some statistics, juvenile crimes have much to do with  violent online games and the delinquents tended to settle down any disputes by violence.
To some extent, such games are two -edged sword, aren't they?

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