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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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  • Fernandas

    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

  • collynd yezkiel
    collynd yezkiel

    China more like gayna

  • Valcuda

    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.

  • st W
    st W

    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.

  • RMX

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

  • Taufiq Raymer
    Taufiq Raymer

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

  • WantedArgonianMale

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

  • liveAiming

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

  • Mr. Ticklebutts
    Mr. Ticklebutts

    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!

  • Abanebz


  • Noobmaster69

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

  • Lorenzo Serrano
    Lorenzo Serrano

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

    • Lorenzo Serrano
      Lorenzo Serrano


  • Lurge

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

  • Milan!! XD
    Milan!! XD

    0:40 A M O G U S

  • Devin h
    Devin h

    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

  • Aoke Shi
    Aoke Shi

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

  • Aoke Shi
    Aoke Shi

    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.

    • Ξ3 onyxcrimson
      Ξ3 onyxcrimson

      bold of you to assume that sir

  • Tech Stuff
    Tech Stuff

    Gay Ben

  • Matt Ogle
    Matt Ogle

    It’s Steam, but Epic

  • 王Bobby

    no way 我是中国人🇨🇳

  • Aphrodite

    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 😂

  • manule danile
    manule danile

    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.

  • Vegan Gainer
    Vegan Gainer

    I skip every single ad.

  • Timely

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

  • Sean Chua
    Sean Chua

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

  • mii car
    mii car

    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!

  • Bobby Fisher
    Bobby Fisher

    when ppl use "Ironic" but mean "sarcastic"

  • Vládimir Sōryū
    Vládimir Sōryū

    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

  • Ian Moore
    Ian Moore

    When your talking about vpns butyour sponsor isnt nord vpn lol

  • Calum Sanderson
    Calum Sanderson

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

  • Arcane Panda
    Arcane Panda

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

  • P M
    P M

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

  • Ami Illustrator
    Ami Illustrator

    adult video unbanned, games banned. great.

  • Frankie Davis
    Frankie Davis

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

  • Tyler Brubaker
    Tyler Brubaker

    ROBLOX China is typing...

  • Stargazing STR
    Stargazing STR

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

  • BigNoob_1351

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

    • Jac ob Joe
      Jac ob Joe


  • CalifornianKing

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

  • CptMatt

    i have alot more respect for you

  • Bely Rodriguez Morales
    Bely Rodriguez Morales

    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.

  • InfernoLink347

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

  • WhyJordie

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

    • hakime

      They are but they still use them to bypass the bs

  • Olly 754
    Olly 754

    “Trudeaus skills as a makeup artist” 😂

  • Tammy Theriot
    Tammy Theriot

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

  • Marshmelloz4205

    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.

  • Cruel Crusader
    Cruel Crusader

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

  • CensoredByJack

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

    • Jay Faraday
      Jay Faraday


  • Devinbroseph

    Based linus

  • Ella


  • verm

    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.

  • Sappy Ser
    Sappy Ser

    link to ltt's bilibili page?

  • Sappy Ser
    Sappy Ser

    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.

  • Sappy Ser
    Sappy Ser

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

    • saber marry
      saber marry

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

  • yo bright
    yo bright

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

  • Momo

    Linus is getting into politics?

  • Siegmund Gehrke
    Siegmund Gehrke

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

  • Adam Zavalil
    Adam Zavalil

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

  • tenforce

    Free Hong Kong

  • Mike G
    Mike G

    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.

  • Chubbyinnit

    I lowkey want that red steam logo

  • Kunwoo Dodd
    Kunwoo Dodd

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

  • Almahnak12

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

  • Connor King
    Connor King

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

    • Bobylein

      @Mr. Blank TIL Coca Cola is communism

    • Mr. Blank
      Mr. Blank

      nah its just communism

  • Haotian Wu
    Haotian Wu

    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.

  • Som Gears
    Som Gears


  • Kale H
    Kale H

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

  • Mi Hiro
    Mi Hiro


  • mark dennis
    mark dennis

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

  • Oliver Maddison
    Oliver Maddison

    china is a human rights abomination

  • 侯本玉

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

  • Sam The Sus Lord
    Sam The Sus Lord

    So Chinese steam is pretty much an overprotective mom

  • Nikos Mouratidis
    Nikos Mouratidis

    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.

  • M g
    M g

    I want them dragon balls

  • 胡棹川

    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)

  • 妮囡囝囿团

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

  • M B A
    M B A

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

  • Sable

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

  • Wee Mad Max B
    Wee Mad Max B

    WAIT... China is Communist?

    • Euronjuusto999


  • Abhishek

    What u doing mam! Pissin off Pooh Bear ?

  • Yargis Sigrius
    Yargis Sigrius

    "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.

  • Providencez

    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.

  • Tehn00bA

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

  • cc11

    7:44 This could be a wider analogy of sorts

  • cc11

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

  • cc11

    Linus didn't kill himself.

  • cc11

    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.

  • Rawb Edz
    Rawb Edz

    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.

  • PeatonTV

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

  • Dilip Suthar
    Dilip Suthar

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

  • Born Again Skeptic
    Born Again Skeptic

    More like "Chinese Fascist Party"

  • leo holy
    leo holy

    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...

  • Bashar

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

  • private channel
    private channel

    why everyday there is a new VPN service

  • Hufinn Puff
    Hufinn Puff

    A US communists dream come true.

  • LLQ

    Linus, you are only free to talk trash about China. I dare you to publically take a pro-China stance and see how long you survive in Canadian politics.

  • TheWagsjr

    Everyone agree haha funny but actually evil right? Block the community section? Talk about brainwashing...

  • Randall Bruhh
    Randall Bruhh

    Yo Linus go on the ADV China Podcast

  • 1spyky /
    1spyky /

    living in China here。in fact ,no one using steam Chinese version。and we would jeer it。 there is no rating system in mainland China ,so all games would be all ages。 but real steam is good,also we get hk、macao&tw,is convenient more than u guys think this video's sponsor is a VPN service

  • 郭嘉芃