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Valve and Perfect World have teamed up to create an official Steam App for beta release in China. How long until western Steam is out of the grey area and no longer accessible?
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  1. Marcus H

    Marcus HPred 5 urami

    I do want to point out... China isn't the only nation that's censored government criticism. The US actually had an official policy (backed by congressionally passed law, executive orders, and obscure interpretations of copyright law that is now unconstitutional) that representing the US military and US postal workers in a negative light wasn't allowed. They got away with it for DECADES by leveraging uniform laws. I believe Seinfeld was the first American media that was allowed to portray the US postal service in a negative light, and that was only after a lawsuit that went all the way to the supreme court, where they eventually ruled that portrayal of uniforms in media was essential to criticism of the state, and that criticism was constitutionally protected. However, until the supreme court ruling, we literally couldn't do it legally. As a western nation. Until the 90s. This is ignoring everything that happened with McCarthyism and blacklists. China is definitely in the wrong. But we did many of the same things from a different political angle until only a few years ago.

  2. Wolliger

    WolligerPred 8 urami

    Honestly: What is wrong with china

  3. TopROTFL

    TopROTFLPred 10 urami

    linus touch tips i love you daddy

  4. Spiccolo

    SpiccoloPred 11 urami

    wasnt yakuza 0 released in china?

  5. Lukáš Zeman

    Lukáš ZemanPred 14 urami

    Hello this is Please an v češtině

  6. garyc 129

    garyc 129Pred 15 urami

    im not gonna lie right , i lived in china before , they hate mostly everything thats against the government and people in china actully take in government bullshit news , china is just bad and sucks tbh and i wouldn't be surprised if they ban alot of games

  7. ShinChven ZHANG

    ShinChven ZHANGPred 23 urami


  8. Racheal Bennett

    Racheal BennettPred dnevom

    I love steam...but now I hope they suffer a huge hardship for working with China.

  9. Noir Lynx

    Noir LynxPred dnevom

    its only steam right? what about epic game or origin?

  10. Quesant

    QuesantPred dnevom

    A game threatening national security wat

  11. Viz _

    Viz _Pred dnevom

    Atleast they got NFS Edge

  12. RonaldinhoPopper

    RonaldinhoPopperPred dnevom

    Undead aren't modified for China because of gore/bones, etc. It's because reincarnation is a valued traditional idea and being stuck in one life is considered heresy.

  13. Terrorist

    TerroristPred 2 dnevi

    Wow gabe updated steam but not tf2 ಠ_ಠ

  14. Der Melonensaft

    Der MelonensaftPred 2 dnevi

    you know your government is shit when you cant have your own opinion

  15. Paul Callahan

    Paul CallahanPred 2 dnevi

    Living in the states my whole life has really made me look at what I have as a citizen and seeing how other countries function, with what we have and what can be taken from us so fast like some other places in the world.

  16. Loss Long

    Loss LongPred 2 dnevi

    it's so stupid to let a foreign who never know China to talk about anything about China

  17. CentWind

    CentWindPred 2 dnevi

    Actually, it is CPC (the Communist Party of China), not CCP

  18. ashdan454 Gaming

    ashdan454 GamingPred 2 dnevi

    and this video is now banned in 🇨🇳

  19. Martin Ward

    Martin WardPred 2 dnevi

    Audio sync is out on this, makes it hard to watch....

  20. Benlex

    BenlexPred 3 dnevi

    Because new law in China requires Chinese citizens to be registered to play games... in part of the restrictions of playtime and open hours... So while Steam would not be illegal, using an international version of steam would be illegal for a Chinese citizen. Also, many people in other countries also use simplified Chinese so I'd say around 10~12% of current steam is Chinese. If they keep on using the international version of Steam they would be charged with multiple criminal charges.

  21. BJ Lee

    BJ LeePred 3 dnevi

    im Chinese i think ccp is RED DEVIL like the Soviet before we has been control in everywhere they dont let us to do what we want to do.even in the console game they ban those game they think who will make Chinese people wake up in there heart actually.they build Internet WALL make sure we cant know about the truth.defence people wake up and wont support them looks fk up right?so dont trust cn government plz they want control the free world.

  22. Happy-go-lucky T Gaming

    Happy-go-lucky T GamingPred 3 dnevi

    I did not realize this is Linus the meme guy

  23. Myxi Killian

    Myxi KillianPred 3 dnevi

    solution : don't live in china

  24. LiquidBlackWolf

    LiquidBlackWolfPred 3 dnevi

    PRoberly just gonna hurt our games to be honest

  25. Fernandas

    FernandasPred 3 dnevi

    wow if there be need to put ID in reg on normal version maybe there wont be any cheaters cuz there cant be more than one acc/ppl

  26. collynd yezkiel

    collynd yezkielPred 3 dnevi

    China more like gayna

  27. Valcuda

    ValcudaPred 4 dnevi

    I just realized that Linus pulled a Phoenix Wright. He went from all professional looking, to being a hippie. I don't have an issue with it, I just find it funny.

  28. st W

    st WPred 4 dnevi

    As a Chinese live in China, talking something about policies and government in China is forbidden,(even in private situation, such as in the personal chat group that only contains less than 20 people, I know it because my account has been banned for it.every words you post on the internet are being checked, and if there is any word that be defined as ‘improper', your post will disappear in 1min.), although in the 21th century, I think most of the people in China should realize this is unreasonable and even against it, but the reality is, most of them just took it, and say nothing. ‘Yeah, China is imperfect, but there is much more positive things’, people say. Anyway, I think free speech is important, and as a Chinese(I was born in Beijing and lived in China for over 16yrs. I’ve got my foreign identity so I am going to leave this trash country soon), I can guarantee that there is some serious problems of free speech and other sides in China and in my opinion China should die ASAP.

  29. RMX

    RMXPred 4 dnevi

    In other news, Americans once again mad and telling every single human being about their "freedom" that still don't exist OMEGALUL

  30. Taufiq Raymer

    Taufiq RaymerPred 4 dnevi

    4:34 Funny thing is a lot of Chinese people are ridiculously superstitious.

  31. WantedArgonianMale

    WantedArgonianMalePred 4 dnevi

    Great, now CCP's influence is going to ruin Valve and Steam.

  32. liveAiming

    liveAimingPred 4 dnevi

    In my opinion the Chinese gov. is founded on mass murder and are the biggest threat in this century.

  33. Abanebz

    AbanebzPred 4 dnevi


  34. Noobmaster69

    Noobmaster69Pred 5 dnevi

    When a country has more than 1 billion people.....the government has to do it

  35. Lorenzo Serrano

    Lorenzo SerranoPred 5 dnevi

    wow china's fuc- fun china is fun and i love it's government

  36. Lorenzo Serrano

    Lorenzo SerranoPred 5 dnevi


  37. Lurge

    LurgePred 5 dnevi

    I’m kind of disappointed that steam is cooperating with the CCP

  38. Milan!! XD

    Milan!! XDPred 5 dnevi

    0:40 A M O G U S

  39. Devin h

    Devin hPred 5 dnevi

    Blows my mind why so many people are pro communism when china is such a mess. They should go live in China for a year

  40. Aoke Shi

    Aoke ShiPred 5 dnevi

    Basically i think the reason for this "localized" steam is taxing.

  41. Aoke Shi

    Aoke ShiPred 5 dnevi

    Chinese gamer here. Nobody in China is going to move to that dumb platform. And while Community is not officially "accessible", there are free and approved softwares we called "Accelerater" to help us connect.

  42. Ξ3 onyxcrimson

    Ξ3 onyxcrimsonPred 5 dnevi

    bold of you to assume that sir

  43. Tech Stuff

    Tech StuffPred 6 dnevi

    Gay Ben

  44. Matt Ogle

    Matt OglePred 6 dnevi

    It’s Steam, but Epic

  45. 王Bobby

    王BobbyPred 6 dnevi

    no way 我是中国人🇨🇳

  46. manule danile

    manule danilePred 6 dnevi

    I like how depending on the brand gaming products are made in china, but people form china basically aren't allowed use them. Its like buying a pack a cookies that are soggy you still have cookies but there watered-down.

  47. Vegan Gainer

    Vegan GainerPred 6 dnevi

    I skip every single ad.

  48. Timely

    TimelyPred 7 dnevi

    3:18 I think it's for communist china reasons idk

  49. Sean Chua

    Sean ChuaPred 7 dnevi

    There's so many restrictions for China gamers, but apparently restricting them from using hacks is not on the list 😂

  50. mii car

    mii carPred 7 dnevi

    Coming to a Canada near you!!! Putting a church (and country) under siege is ok suddenly? if this kind of terrorist attack would have happened in another country, we would be up in arms about it! but since its in our own back yard, "i don't understand how they let that happen to their country"...well here is your answer!

  51. Bobby Fisher

    Bobby FisherPred 7 dnevi

    when ppl use "Ironic" but mean "sarcastic"

  52. Vládimir Sōryū

    Vládimir SōryūPred 7 dnevi

    I'm from Chile, I work in China, here all the people use VPN, isn't illegal, nobody cares about this shitty red Steam xd the people are much more free than the USA people think

  53. Ian Moore

    Ian MoorePred 8 dnevi

    When your talking about vpns butyour sponsor isnt nord vpn lol

  54. Calum Sanderson

    Calum SandersonPred 8 dnevi

    "Thank you gay men"? Did I hear that right?

  55. Arcane Panda

    Arcane PandaPred 8 dnevi

    BRUHHHHHH! A..ARE THOSE DRAGON BALLS ON THE TABLE? i hope the table was made out of mahogany

  56. P M

    P MPred 8 dnevi

    I am Commander Shepard and this is my favourite game on Steam.

  57. Ami Illustrator

    Ami IllustratorPred 8 dnevi

    adult video unbanned, games banned. great.

  58. Frankie Davis

    Frankie DavisPred 8 dnevi

    Those damn pictures of microcenter stocked with gpus is so very deceiving. lol *coughs*reported*cough

  59. Tyler Brubaker

    Tyler BrubakerPred 8 dnevi

    ROBLOX China is typing...

  60. Stargazing STR

    Stargazing STRPred 8 dnevi

    Chinese gamers are pissed off literally every week by various new policies

  61. BigNoob_1351

    BigNoob_1351Pred 8 dnevi

    *Someone dies in China* Chinese government: "HIDE IT!"

  62. Jac ob Joe

    Jac ob JoePred 8 dnevi


  63. CalifornianKing

    CalifornianKingPred 8 dnevi

    “Linus Tech Tips mysteriously commits suicide and leaves a not about how much he loves the Chinese Communist Party”

  64. CptMatt

    CptMattPred 8 dnevi

    i have alot more respect for you

  65. Bely Rodriguez Morales

    Bely Rodriguez MoralesPred 9 dnevi

    I strongly disagree with Valves's approach: creating a chinese communist party approved version of steam (which is the same as a censored and government supervised version) is just supporting censorship in order to get money from the chinese market. that is an american company doing political censorship to support a criminal regime. Bottom line is, as Linus said, Valve has no guarantee that it's chinese version of steam won't be banned in the future.

  66. InfernoLink347

    InfernoLink347Pred 9 dnevi

    did anyone else see the dragon balls on the tabel 0_0 i want them where plz tell me

  67. WhyJordie

    WhyJordiePred 9 dnevi

    Genuine question, could Chinese people just get a vpn and get regular steam and uncensored content? Or are vpns illegal too?

  68. hakime

    hakimePred 8 dnevi

    They are but they still use them to bypass the bs

  69. Olly 754

    Olly 754Pred 9 dnevi

    “Trudeaus skills as a makeup artist” 😂

  70. Tammy Theriot

    Tammy TheriotPred 9 dnevi

    The ethereal cause superiorly breathe because gauge relevantly correct unto a industrious blow. obtainable, dramatic slime

  71. Marshmelloz4205

    Marshmelloz4205Pred 9 dnevi

    Damn linus what a micro center ad, that was great. "Free pair of headphones just walk in and get em" is the best offer I've ever gotten from a youtube video.

  72. Cruel Crusader

    Cruel CrusaderPred 9 dnevi

    this is exciting. i cant wait till trudaue sells canada to china and we get this. . . . .

  73. CensoredByJack

    CensoredByJackPred 9 dnevi

    I litterally asked "did nancy pelosi just have a stroke" and i got banned off twitter for 7 days

  74. Jay Faraday

    Jay FaradayPred 9 dnevi


  75. Devinbroseph

    DevinbrosephPred 9 dnevi

    Based linus

  76. Ella

    EllaPred 10 dnevi


  77. verm

    vermPred 10 dnevi

    And if you're ever going to china, don't bother with any of the yt promoted VPN's, they won't work, or they'll work very poorly. Get Astrill.

  78. Sappy Ser

    Sappy SerPred 10 dnevi

    link to ltt's bilibili page?

  79. Sappy Ser

    Sappy SerPred 10 dnevi

    for what i know the id upon signing up an account or any game account in china is to track player and mainly to avoid cyber bullying or something trolls related. or something country censorship related.

  80. Sappy Ser

    Sappy SerPred 10 dnevi

    currently living in china and i never knew linus had a bilibili account lel

  81. saber marry

    saber marryPred 6 dnevi

    Linus‘s bilibili account just has around 800 thousand subscribe, and many videos can't be seen(like this one). so... yeah.

  82. yo bright

    yo brightPred 10 dnevi

    I don't think he realizes that you need a verification from the government just to use a vpn in China....

  83. Momo

    MomoPred 10 dnevi

    Linus is getting into politics?

  84. Siegmund Gehrke

    Siegmund GehrkePred 10 dnevi

    Can't they just change the I.P address and download the original games..?

  85. Adam Zavalil

    Adam ZavalilPred 10 dnevi

    Finaly remembered, this is like the new South Park episode when they wanted to make metal band

  86. tenforce

    tenforcePred 10 dnevi

    Free Hong Kong

  87. Mike G

    Mike GPred 10 dnevi

    American companies do the same thing here -- it's just that you're ok with it because they belong to a different political party. There's nothing worse than being lectured about censorship from someone on the left, the people that created cancel culture and push "hate speech" legislation. Who defines what hate is? Only people with absolute power: authoritarians. Cancel culture is a grass roots authoritarian movement, as hilarious as that is to say and you're treading in extremely dangerous waters once the government realizes that a large percentage of people are OK with that type of legislation. Canada is already doing this. The UK follows -- god have mercy on us if the United States mindless drones push legislation like this into the books.

  88. Chubbyinnit

    ChubbyinnitPred 10 dnevi

    I lowkey want that red steam logo

  89. Kunwoo Dodd

    Kunwoo DoddPred 10 dnevi

    In China "gray area" just means, "Act first, ask for forgiveness later."

  90. Almahnak12

    Almahnak12Pred 10 dnevi

    *how much censorship do you want?* Chine: *yes*

  91. Connor King

    Connor KingPred 11 dnevi

    The red steam logo is probably so you can tell them apart if you have both installed.

  92. Bobylein

    BobyleinPred 4 dnevi

    @Mr. Blank TIL Coca Cola is communism

  93. Mr. Blank

    Mr. BlankPred 6 dnevi

    nah its just communism

  94. Haotian Wu

    Haotian WuPred 11 dnevi

    VPN isn't a viable option as the connection stability is not good in China. At least 90% of VPN users in China don't get stable signal to game with a vpn on.

  95. Som Gears

    Som GearsPred 11 dnevi


  96. Kale H

    Kale HPred 11 dnevi

    Really hope IPv6 will give a dam punch to the great wall.

  97. mark dennis

    mark dennisPred 11 dnevi

    At least we didn't have to suffer steam attempts trying to appease the ccp.

  98. Oliver Maddison

    Oliver MaddisonPred 11 dnevi

    china is a human rights abomination

  99. 侯本玉

    侯本玉Pred 12 dnevi

    I am a Chinese player, but I hate the government's attack on the game and modify, I need VPN

  100. Sam The Sus Lord

    Sam The Sus LordPred 12 dnevi

    So Chinese steam is pretty much an overprotective mom

  101. Nikos Mouratidis

    Nikos MouratidisPred 12 dnevi

    Criticizing China from abroad without knowing anything about the culture and relying on your perception of it through western media outlets might be easy, but fundamentally flawed. You might be surprised if you knew how the average gamer in Xian sees your videos, reviewing and commenting on stuff from a western perspective. Maybe you'd be surprised about how many people (and remember, 1 in 4 people on this planet are Chinese) do not share the opinions you often share about innovation being the pinnacle of civilization and how competition is so good for the people. No worries though... Something tells me that soon enough the western world will take some much needed, although very abrupt lessons on the Chinese culture. In the meantime, you live in a free country so you can keep arresting Huawei officials as spies, support the oppressed Hong Kong & Xinjiang people and play Battlefield 4. After all, isn't that what we live for? I hope you sold some jackets with this video and you didn't jump on board the "let's blame China for everything" boat for nothing.

  102. M g

    M gPred 12 dnevi

    I want them dragon balls

  103. 胡棹川

    胡棹川Pred 12 dnevi

    I am a Chinese player, but I am not unable to access the Steam international version now, and no one is using the Steam Chinese version. We have something called an accelerator here. You can access the Steam community even in China, so even if you really put Steam The international version is banned, and people can still use the Steam international version. Also, it is illegal to invest and build a VPN in China...



    6:18 (laughs while i made a chinese dude anti communist by using gta 5 chat xd)

  105. 妮囡囝囿团

    妮囡囝囿团Pred 13 dnevi

    cause this ,IM turn my area in Russia。 18+games was baned in China area

  106. M B A

    M B APred 13 dnevi

    lolll the credits for writer and editor say "not linus" lmaoooo

  107. Sable

    SablePred 13 dnevi

    China can have concentration camps, but ohhh blood and bones NO!

  108. Wee Mad Max B

    Wee Mad Max BPred 13 dnevi

    WAIT... China is Communist?

  109. Euronjuusto999

    Euronjuusto999Pred 12 dnevi