Chinas Steam Only Has 53 Games – Kotaku1 min read

Image: SteamSteam is now available in China, and if you thought that would provide Chinese players instantaneous access to the weird, terrific and in some cases deeply offending depths of the services catalogue, well lol, no of course it doesnt. At time of publishing this customized, localised version of Valves shopfront just has 53 video games readily available, with the primary ones being Counter-Strike and DOTA 2. Thats it. If you check out the store and click on “all video games” you can see whatever in a single screenshot.Image: SteamWhy the disparity? As PC Gamer report, its because in order to get a release on an official Chinese storefront games need to have actually been licensed by the government, and considering that most international games would stop working that process (due to material and cultural reasons as much as anything else), that describes the drop-off (for recommendation, there are over 20,000 items readily available on Steam for us). Oh, and there also arent any online forums or other neighborhood features either, indicating theres no place main to go and grumble about errors and bugs, though for some factor Steam user evaluations are excluded from this: Image: SteamG/O Media may get a commissionIf you d like to head there and examine it out, marvelling at the sparsity of everything or just wishing to see what our own Steam looked like in 2008, its available to worldwide users here.

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