World of Warcraft is back in China, but censored (cue ominous music)


Rest easy, friends, since the World of Warcraft-in-China saga has come to an end. Yes, the game is now up and running once again. Unfortunately, I guess, there’s a bit of censorship to contend with.

Just take a look at these two pictures. The circled bits are the censored parts.

Things to look out for: less dead-looking undead characters (check out that guy’s jaw); sandbags instead of bone piles; black blood instead of red blood, etc.

Nothing really insane, and certainly nothing to complain about. I just find it interesting that this is how, not to mention why, the Chinese authorities deal with so-called, uh, badness.

via Kotaku