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The weird hoops video game developers reportedly have to jump through to sell their games in China

With Chinese government censors guarding the gates of the world's largest video game market, video game companies increasingly wanting to sell there must navigate harsh — and oftentimes confusing — rules to access the country's estimated 560 million gamers, The Guardian reported. The rules, both written and unwritten, can be punishingly difficult to navigate, according to The Guardian. While rules of thumb that include avoiding references to cults, superstition, and politically contentious topics might be easy to follow, other guidelines are fuzzy, such as one saying that video games mus not "endanger social morality or national cultural traditions," the report reveals.The fuzziness of the guidance ...