The People’s Daily has introduced an online game called “Fight Corruption” where users earn points for using an electric prod to tase corrupt officials in prison.
The People’s Daily has encouraged users to play the game by claiming that “everyone has a responsibility to fight corruption and embezzlement and get themselves on the anti-corruption high-score”, in what appears to be another attempt to propagate the successes of Xi Jinping’s wideningcrackdown on corruption.
In other gaming news, China’s State Council just temporarily lifted the ban on foreign video game consoles from selling in China, letting firms such as Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd enter a nearly $14 billion market.
Gaming consoles were banned in 2000 because it was believed that playing video games would “effect” the mental health of the Chinese youth. Of course, consoles have since been readily available through illegal purchase.