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  • Quesant
    Quesant4 uur geleden

    A game threatening national security wat

  • Viz _
    Viz _7 uur geleden

    Atleast they got NFS Edge

  • RonaldinhoPopper
    RonaldinhoPopper12 uur geleden

    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.

  • Terrorist
    Terrorist22 uur geleden

    Wow gabe updated steam but not tf2 ಠ_ಠ

  • Der Melonensaft
    Der Melonensaft23 uur geleden

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

  • Paul Callahan
    Paul CallahanDag geleden

    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.

  • Loss Long
    Loss LongDag geleden

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

  • CentWind
    CentWindDag geleden

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

  • ashdan454 Gaming
    ashdan454 GamingDag geleden

    and this video is now banned in 🇨🇳

  • Martin Ward
    Martin WardDag geleden

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

  • Benlex
    BenlexDag geleden

    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.

  • BJ Lee
    BJ LeeDag geleden

    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.

  • Happy-go-lucky T Gaming
    Happy-go-lucky T Gaming2 dagen geleden

    I did not realize this is Linus the meme guy

  • Myxi Killian
    Myxi Killian2 dagen geleden

    solution : don't live in china

  • LiquidBlackWolf
    LiquidBlackWolf2 dagen geleden

    PRoberly just gonna hurt our games to be honest

  • Fernandas
    Fernandas2 dagen geleden

    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 yezkiel2 dagen geleden

    China more like gayna

  • Valcuda
    Valcuda2 dagen geleden

    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 W2 dagen geleden

    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
    RMX3 dagen geleden

    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 Raymer3 dagen geleden

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

  • WantedArgonianMale
    WantedArgonianMale3 dagen geleden

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

  • liveAiming
    liveAiming3 dagen geleden

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

  • Mr. Ticklebutts
    Mr. Ticklebutts3 dagen geleden

    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
    Abanebz3 dagen geleden


  • Noobmaster69
    Noobmaster693 dagen geleden

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

  • Lorenzo Serrano
    Lorenzo Serrano3 dagen geleden

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

  • Lorenzo Serrano

    Lorenzo Serrano

    3 dagen geleden


  • Lurge
    Lurge4 dagen geleden

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

  • Milan!! XD
    Milan!! XD4 dagen geleden

    0:40 A M O G U S

  • Devin h
    Devin h4 dagen geleden

    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 Shi4 dagen geleden

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

  • Aoke Shi
    Aoke Shi4 dagen geleden

    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

    3 dagen geleden

    bold of you to assume that sir

  • Tech Stuff
    Tech Stuff4 dagen geleden

    Gay Ben

  • Matt Ogle
    Matt Ogle5 dagen geleden

    It’s Steam, but Epic

  • 王Bobby
    王Bobby5 dagen geleden

    no way 我是中国人🇨🇳

  • manule danile
    manule danile5 dagen geleden

    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 Gainer5 dagen geleden

    I skip every single ad.

  • Timely
    Timely5 dagen geleden

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

  • Sean Chua
    Sean Chua5 dagen geleden

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

  • mii car
    mii car5 dagen geleden

    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 Fisher6 dagen geleden

    when ppl use "Ironic" but mean "sarcastic"

  • Vládimir Sōryū
    Vládimir Sōryū6 dagen geleden

    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 Moore6 dagen geleden

    When your talking about vpns butyour sponsor isnt nord vpn lol

  • Calum Sanderson
    Calum Sanderson6 dagen geleden

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

  • Arcane Panda
    Arcane Panda6 dagen geleden

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

  • P M
    P M7 dagen geleden

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

  • Ami Illustrator
    Ami Illustrator7 dagen geleden

    adult video unbanned, games banned. great.

  • Frankie Davis
    Frankie Davis7 dagen geleden

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

  • Tyler Brubaker
    Tyler Brubaker7 dagen geleden

    ROBLOX China is typing...

  • Stargazing STR
    Stargazing STR7 dagen geleden

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

  • BigNoob_1351
    BigNoob_13517 dagen geleden

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

  • Jac ob Joe

    Jac ob Joe

    7 dagen geleden


  • CalifornianKing
    CalifornianKing7 dagen geleden

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

  • CptMatt
    CptMatt7 dagen geleden

    i have alot more respect for you

  • Bely Rodriguez Morales
    Bely Rodriguez Morales7 dagen geleden

    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
    InfernoLink3477 dagen geleden

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

  • WhyJordie
    WhyJordie7 dagen geleden

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

  • hakime


    7 dagen geleden

    They are but they still use them to bypass the bs

  • Olly 754
    Olly 7547 dagen geleden

    “Trudeaus skills as a makeup artist” 😂

  • Tammy Theriot
    Tammy Theriot8 dagen geleden

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

  • Marshmelloz4205
    Marshmelloz42058 dagen geleden

    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 Crusader8 dagen geleden

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

  • CensoredByJack
    CensoredByJack8 dagen geleden

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

  • Jay Faraday

    Jay Faraday

    7 dagen geleden


  • Devinbroseph
    Devinbroseph8 dagen geleden

    Based linus

  • Ella
    Ella8 dagen geleden


  • verm
    verm8 dagen geleden

    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 Ser8 dagen geleden

    link to ltt's bilibili page?

  • Sappy Ser
    Sappy Ser8 dagen geleden

    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 Ser8 dagen geleden

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

  • saber marry

    saber marry

    5 dagen geleden

    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 bright9 dagen geleden

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

  • Momo
    Momo9 dagen geleden

    Linus is getting into politics?

  • Siegmund Gehrke
    Siegmund Gehrke9 dagen geleden

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

  • Adam Zavalil
    Adam Zavalil9 dagen geleden

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

  • tenforce
    tenforce9 dagen geleden

    Free Hong Kong

  • Mike G
    Mike G9 dagen geleden

    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
    Chubbyinnit9 dagen geleden

    I lowkey want that red steam logo

  • Kunwoo Dodd
    Kunwoo Dodd9 dagen geleden

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

  • Almahnak12
    Almahnak129 dagen geleden

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

  • Connor King
    Connor King10 dagen geleden

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

  • Bobylein


    3 dagen geleden

    @Mr. Blank TIL Coca Cola is communism

  • Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank

    5 dagen geleden

    nah its just communism

  • Haotian Wu
    Haotian Wu10 dagen geleden

    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 Gears10 dagen geleden


  • Kale H
    Kale H10 dagen geleden

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

  • Mi Hiro
    Mi Hiro10 dagen geleden


  • mark dennis
    mark dennis10 dagen geleden

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

  • Oliver Maddison
    Oliver Maddison10 dagen geleden

    china is a human rights abomination

  • 侯本玉
    侯本玉10 dagen geleden

    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 Lord10 dagen geleden

    So Chinese steam is pretty much an overprotective mom

  • Nikos Mouratidis
    Nikos Mouratidis10 dagen geleden

    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 g11 dagen geleden

    I want them dragon balls

  • 胡棹川
    胡棹川11 dagen geleden

    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
    妮囡囝囿团12 dagen geleden

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

  • M B A
    M B A12 dagen geleden

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

  • Sable
    Sable12 dagen geleden

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

  • Wee Mad Max B
    Wee Mad Max B12 dagen geleden

    WAIT... China is Communist?

  • Euronjuusto999


    11 dagen geleden


  • Abhishek
    Abhishek12 dagen geleden

    What u doing mam! Pissin off Pooh Bear ?

  • Yargis Sigrius
    Yargis Sigrius12 dagen geleden

    "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
    Providencez12 dagen geleden

    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
    Tehn00bA12 dagen geleden

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

  • cc11
    cc1112 dagen geleden

    7:44 This could be a wider analogy of sorts

  • cc11
    cc1112 dagen geleden

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

  • cc11
    cc1112 dagen geleden

    Linus didn't kill himself.