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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. Martin Ward

    Martin Ward2 klukkustundum síðan

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

  2. Benlex

    Benlex3 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  3. BJ Lee

    BJ Lee9 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  4. Happy-go-lucky T Gaming

    Happy-go-lucky T Gaming11 klukkustundum síðan

    I did not realize this is Linus the meme guy

  5. Myxi Killian

    Myxi Killian12 klukkustundum síðan

    solution : don't live in china

  6. LiquidBlackWolf

    LiquidBlackWolf13 klukkustundum síðan

    PRoberly just gonna hurt our games to be honest

  7. Fernandas

    Fernandas17 klukkustundum síðan

    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

  8. collynd yezkiel

    collynd yezkiel21 klukkustund síðan

    China more like gayna

  9. Valcuda

    ValcudaDegi Síðan síðan

    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.

  10. st W

    st WDegi Síðan síðan

    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.

  11. RMX

    RMXDegi Síðan síðan

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

  12. Taufiq Raymer

    Taufiq RaymerDegi Síðan síðan

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

  13. WantedArgonianMale

    WantedArgonianMaleDegi Síðan síðan

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

  14. liveAiming

    liveAimingDegi Síðan síðan

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

  15. Mr. Ticklebutts

    Mr. TicklebuttsDegi Síðan síðan

    Can we now talk about the gaming industry China shills...? Edit: I know for a fact that gibs and gor in WoW ( China ) is actually bread and random apples on the ground in dungeons!

  16. Abanebz

    Abanebz2 dögum síðan


  17. Noobmaster69

    Noobmaster692 dögum síðan

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

  18. Lorenzo Serrano

    Lorenzo Serrano2 dögum síðan

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

  19. Lorenzo Serrano

    Lorenzo Serrano2 dögum síðan


  20. Lurge

    Lurge2 dögum síðan

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

  21. Milan!! XD

    Milan!! XD2 dögum síðan

    0:40 A M O G U S

  22. Devin h

    Devin h2 dögum síðan

    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

  23. Aoke Shi

    Aoke Shi2 dögum síðan

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

  24. Aoke Shi

    Aoke Shi2 dögum síðan

    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.

  25. Ξ3 onyxcrimson

    Ξ3 onyxcrimson2 dögum síðan

    bold of you to assume that sir

  26. Tech Stuff

    Tech Stuff3 dögum síðan

    Gay Ben

  27. Matt Ogle

    Matt Ogle3 dögum síðan

    It’s Steam, but Epic

  28. 王Bobby

    王Bobby3 dögum síðan

    no way 我是中国人🇨🇳

  29. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite3 dögum síðan

    That's actually pretty clever rather than just switching off Steam now, but what's stopping the Chinese from bypassing "CCP's Firewall" with VPNs? They can't block all VPNs 😂

  30. manule danile

    manule danile3 dögum síðan

    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.

  31. Vegan Gainer

    Vegan Gainer3 dögum síðan

    I skip every single ad.

  32. Timely

    Timely4 dögum síðan

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

  33. Sean Chua

    Sean Chua4 dögum síðan

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

  34. mii car

    mii car4 dögum síðan

    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!

  35. Bobby Fisher

    Bobby Fisher4 dögum síðan

    when ppl use "Ironic" but mean "sarcastic"

  36. Vládimir Sōryū

    Vládimir Sōryū5 dögum síðan

    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

  37. Ian Moore

    Ian Moore5 dögum síðan

    When your talking about vpns butyour sponsor isnt nord vpn lol

  38. Calum Sanderson

    Calum Sanderson5 dögum síðan

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

  39. Arcane Panda

    Arcane Panda5 dögum síðan

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

  40. P M

    P M5 dögum síðan

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

  41. Ami Illustrator

    Ami Illustrator5 dögum síðan

    adult video unbanned, games banned. great.

  42. Frankie Davis

    Frankie Davis5 dögum síðan

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

  43. Tyler Brubaker

    Tyler Brubaker5 dögum síðan

    ROBLOX China is typing...

  44. Stargazing STR

    Stargazing STR5 dögum síðan

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

  45. BigNoob_1351

    BigNoob_13515 dögum síðan

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

  46. Jac ob Joe

    Jac ob Joe5 dögum síðan


  47. CalifornianKing

    CalifornianKing6 dögum síðan

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

  48. CptMatt

    CptMatt6 dögum síðan

    i have alot more respect for you

  49. Bely Rodriguez Morales

    Bely Rodriguez Morales6 dögum síðan

    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.

  50. InfernoLink347

    InfernoLink3476 dögum síðan

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

  51. WhyJordie

    WhyJordie6 dögum síðan

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

  52. hakime

    hakime5 dögum síðan

    They are but they still use them to bypass the bs

  53. Olly 754

    Olly 7546 dögum síðan

    “Trudeaus skills as a makeup artist” 😂

  54. Tammy Theriot

    Tammy Theriot6 dögum síðan

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

  55. Marshmelloz4205

    Marshmelloz42056 dögum síðan

    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.

  56. Cruel Crusader

    Cruel Crusader6 dögum síðan

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

  57. CensoredByJack

    CensoredByJack7 dögum síðan

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

  58. Jay Faraday

    Jay Faraday6 dögum síðan


  59. Devinbroseph

    Devinbroseph7 dögum síðan

    Based linus

  60. Ella

    Ella7 dögum síðan


  61. verm

    verm7 dögum síðan

    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.

  62. Sappy Ser

    Sappy Ser7 dögum síðan

    link to ltt's bilibili page?

  63. Sappy Ser

    Sappy Ser7 dögum síðan

    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.

  64. Sappy Ser

    Sappy Ser7 dögum síðan

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

  65. saber marry

    saber marry4 dögum síðan

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

  66. yo bright

    yo bright7 dögum síðan

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

  67. Momo

    Momo7 dögum síðan

    Linus is getting into politics?

  68. Siegmund Gehrke

    Siegmund Gehrke7 dögum síðan

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

  69. Adam Zavalil

    Adam Zavalil7 dögum síðan

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

  70. tenforce

    tenforce7 dögum síðan

    Free Hong Kong

  71. Mike G

    Mike G7 dögum síðan

    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.

  72. Chubbyinnit

    Chubbyinnit7 dögum síðan

    I lowkey want that red steam logo

  73. Kunwoo Dodd

    Kunwoo Dodd7 dögum síðan

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

  74. Almahnak12

    Almahnak128 dögum síðan

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

  75. Connor King

    Connor King8 dögum síðan

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

  76. Bobylein

    BobyleinDegi Síðan síðan

    @Mr. Blank TIL Coca Cola is communism

  77. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank3 dögum síðan

    nah its just communism

  78. Haotian Wu

    Haotian Wu8 dögum síðan

    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.

  79. Som Gears

    Som Gears8 dögum síðan


  80. Kale H

    Kale H8 dögum síðan

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

  81. Mi Hiro

    Mi Hiro9 dögum síðan


  82. mark dennis

    mark dennis9 dögum síðan

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

  83. Oliver Maddison

    Oliver Maddison9 dögum síðan

    china is a human rights abomination

  84. 侯本玉

    侯本玉9 dögum síðan

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

  85. Sam The Sus Lord

    Sam The Sus Lord9 dögum síðan

    So Chinese steam is pretty much an overprotective mom

  86. Nikos Mouratidis

    Nikos Mouratidis9 dögum síðan

    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.

  87. M g

    M g9 dögum síðan

    I want them dragon balls

  88. 胡棹川

    胡棹川9 dögum síðan

    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)

  90. 妮囡囝囿团

    妮囡囝囿团10 dögum síðan

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

  91. M B A

    M B A10 dögum síðan

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

  92. Sable

    Sable10 dögum síðan

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

  93. Wee Mad Max B

    Wee Mad Max B10 dögum síðan

    WAIT... China is Communist?

  94. Euronjuusto999

    Euronjuusto9999 dögum síðan


  95. Abhishek

    Abhishek10 dögum síðan

    What u doing mam! Pissin off Pooh Bear ?

  96. Yargis Sigrius

    Yargis Sigrius11 dögum síðan

    "NO opposing opinions allowed on the constitution of the People's Republic of China." I don't know what's funnier, China calling their country the "People's republic" or telling their people that they're a republic while forbidding them from having any dissent on the government. China is just an oxymoron in its entirety.

  97. Providencez

    Providencez11 dögum síðan

    Chinese steam? Oh please. It's China steam. There are tons of chinese outside of CHINA for generations and im not talking about China born chinese. It makes me feel like Singapore, Malaysia belongs to China. Right... Westerners typically thinks Asian = China.

  98. Tehn00bA

    Tehn00bA11 dögum síðan

    Aren't games similarly censored (at least violence and nazi related wise) in Germany?

  99. cc11

    cc1111 dögum síðan

    7:44 This could be a wider analogy of sorts

  100. cc11

    cc1111 dögum síðan

    Those timers for children are horrible. The government shouldn't be your parent, your parents should be.

  101. cc11

    cc1111 dögum síðan

    Linus didn't kill himself.

  102. cc11

    cc1111 dögum síðan

    This will be the norm in 15 years. There are simply too many people in places where mandatory censorship and tracking of citizens' activity, namely India and China, is currently the status-quo. There are also too few people in the west who care enough to use their collective power to 'vote with their wallets' when it comes to private compliance with government censorship, and politically fight for their rights to privacy and anonymity.

  103. Rawb Edz

    Rawb Edz11 dögum síðan

    Speaking of boiling the frog, I think the US will probably look a lot like China sooner than later considering gen z seems to actually want to be boiled given the popularity of cancel culture.

  104. PeatonTV

    PeatonTV11 dögum síðan

    let's talk about why Chinese shadowlands doesn't have covenant XD

  105. Dilip Suthar

    Dilip Suthar11 dögum síðan

    So they eat bats,dogs,pengolins and every thing they can find but censors bones and skeletons.🤷‍♂️

  106. Born Again Skeptic

    Born Again Skeptic11 dögum síðan

    More like "Chinese Fascist Party"

  107. leo holy

    leo holy11 dögum síðan

    As a Game Design student study abroad from Mainland China, yeah, when talking about video games China is so different from other regions due to some.....well, you can guess, this topic can write a book to explain the whole thing. Sorry for the Chinese comment below that keeps arguing something ,it s stupid anyway, lol , what a shame,真几把丢人, 啥视频下面都能吵起来,一帮傻b...

  108. Bashar

    Bashar11 dögum síðan

    Paint everything red, they forgot the background of steam store.

  109. private channel

    private channel11 dögum síðan

    why everyday there is a new VPN service