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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. Tech Stuff

    Tech Stuff4 tuntia sitten

    Gay Ben

  2. Matt Ogle

    Matt Ogle10 tuntia sitten

    It’s Steam, but Epic

  3. 王Bobby

    王Bobby13 tuntia sitten

    no way 我是中国人🇨🇳

  4. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite16 tuntia sitten

    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 😂

  5. manule danile

    manule danile18 tuntia sitten

    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.

  6. Vegan Gainer

    Vegan Gainer20 tuntia sitten

    I skip every single ad.

  7. Timely

    TimelyPäivä sitten

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

  8. Sean Chua

    Sean ChuaPäivä sitten

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

  9. mii car

    mii carPäivä sitten

    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!

  10. Bobby Fisher

    Bobby FisherPäivä sitten

    when ppl use "Ironic" but mean "sarcastic"

  11. Vládimir Sōryū

    Vládimir SōryūPäivä sitten

    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

  12. Ian Moore

    Ian Moore2 päivää sitten

    When your talking about vpns butyour sponsor isnt nord vpn lol

  13. Calum Sanderson

    Calum Sanderson2 päivää sitten

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

  14. Arcane Panda

    Arcane Panda2 päivää sitten

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

  15. P M

    P M2 päivää sitten

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

  16. Ami Illustrator

    Ami Illustrator2 päivää sitten

    adult video unbanned, games banned. great.

  17. Frankie Davis

    Frankie Davis2 päivää sitten

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

  18. Tyler Brubaker

    Tyler Brubaker2 päivää sitten

    ROBLOX China is typing...

  19. Stargazing STR

    Stargazing STR2 päivää sitten

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

  20. BigNoob_1351

    BigNoob_13512 päivää sitten

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

  21. Jac ob Joe

    Jac ob Joe2 päivää sitten


  22. CalifornianKing

    CalifornianKing2 päivää sitten

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

  23. CptMatt

    CptMatt2 päivää sitten

    i have alot more respect for you

  24. Bely Rodriguez Morales

    Bely Rodriguez Morales3 päivää sitten

    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.

  25. InfernoLink347

    InfernoLink3473 päivää sitten

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

  26. WhyJordie

    WhyJordie3 päivää sitten

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

  27. hakime

    hakime2 päivää sitten

    They are but they still use them to bypass the bs

  28. Olly 754

    Olly 7543 päivää sitten

    “Trudeaus skills as a makeup artist” 😂

  29. Tammy Theriot

    Tammy Theriot3 päivää sitten

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

  30. Marshmelloz4205

    Marshmelloz42053 päivää sitten

    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.

  31. Cruel Crusader

    Cruel Crusader3 päivää sitten

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

  32. CensoredByJack

    CensoredByJack3 päivää sitten

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

  33. Jay Faraday

    Jay Faraday3 päivää sitten


  34. Devinbroseph

    Devinbroseph3 päivää sitten

    Based linus

  35. Ella

    Ella4 päivää sitten


  36. verm

    verm4 päivää sitten

    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.

  37. Sappy Ser

    Sappy Ser4 päivää sitten

    link to ltt's bilibili page?

  38. Sappy Ser

    Sappy Ser4 päivää sitten

    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.

  39. Sappy Ser

    Sappy Ser4 päivää sitten

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

  40. saber marry

    saber marry21 tunti sitten

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

  41. yo bright

    yo bright4 päivää sitten

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

  42. Momo

    Momo4 päivää sitten

    Linus is getting into politics?

  43. Siegmund Gehrke

    Siegmund Gehrke4 päivää sitten

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

  44. Adam Zavalil

    Adam Zavalil4 päivää sitten

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

  45. tenforce

    tenforce4 päivää sitten

    Free Hong Kong

  46. Mike G

    Mike G4 päivää sitten

    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.

  47. Chubbyinnit

    Chubbyinnit4 päivää sitten

    I lowkey want that red steam logo

  48. Kunwoo Dodd

    Kunwoo Dodd4 päivää sitten

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

  49. Almahnak12

    Almahnak124 päivää sitten

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

  50. Connor King

    Connor King5 päivää sitten

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

  51. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank20 tuntia sitten

    nah its just communism

  52. Haotian Wu

    Haotian Wu5 päivää sitten

    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.

  53. Som Gears

    Som Gears5 päivää sitten


  54. Kale H

    Kale H5 päivää sitten

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

  55. Mi Hiro

    Mi Hiro5 päivää sitten


  56. mark dennis

    mark dennis5 päivää sitten

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

  57. Oliver Maddison

    Oliver Maddison5 päivää sitten

    china is a human rights abomination

  58. 侯本玉

    侯本玉6 päivää sitten

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

  59. Sam The Sus Lord

    Sam The Sus Lord6 päivää sitten

    So Chinese steam is pretty much an overprotective mom

  60. Nikos Mouratidis

    Nikos Mouratidis6 päivää sitten

    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.

  61. M g

    M g6 päivää sitten

    I want them dragon balls

  62. 胡棹川

    胡棹川6 päivää sitten

    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)

  64. 妮囡囝囿团

    妮囡囝囿团7 päivää sitten

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

  65. M B A

    M B A7 päivää sitten

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

  66. Sable

    Sable7 päivää sitten

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

  67. Wee Mad Max B

    Wee Mad Max B7 päivää sitten

    WAIT... China is Communist?

  68. Euronjuusto999

    Euronjuusto9996 päivää sitten


  69. Abhishek

    Abhishek7 päivää sitten

    What u doing mam! Pissin off Pooh Bear ?

  70. Yargis Sigrius

    Yargis Sigrius7 päivää sitten

    "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.

  71. Providencez

    Providencez7 päivää sitten

    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.

  72. Tehn00bA

    Tehn00bA7 päivää sitten

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

  73. cc11

    cc117 päivää sitten

    7:44 This could be a wider analogy of sorts

  74. cc11

    cc117 päivää sitten

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

  75. cc11

    cc117 päivää sitten

    Linus didn't kill himself.

  76. cc11

    cc117 päivää sitten

    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.

  77. Rawb Edz

    Rawb Edz8 päivää sitten

    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.

  78. PeatonTV

    PeatonTV8 päivää sitten

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

  79. Dilip Suthar

    Dilip Suthar8 päivää sitten

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

  80. Born Again Skeptic

    Born Again Skeptic8 päivää sitten

    More like "Chinese Fascist Party"

  81. leo holy

    leo holy8 päivää sitten

    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...

  82. Bashar

    Bashar8 päivää sitten

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

  83. private channel

    private channel8 päivää sitten

    why everyday there is a new VPN service

  84. Hufinn Puff

    Hufinn Puff8 päivää sitten

    A US communists dream come true.

  85. LLQ

    LLQ8 päivää sitten

    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.

  86. TheWagsjr

    TheWagsjr9 päivää sitten

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

  87. Randall Bruhh

    Randall Bruhh9 päivää sitten

    Yo Linus go on the ADV China Podcast

  88. 1spyky /

    1spyky /9 päivää sitten

    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

  89. 郭嘉芃

    郭嘉芃9 päivää sitten


  90. Jovert Staneck

    Jovert Staneck9 päivää sitten

    Lmao.. I literally know that i've already subscribed to your channel long ago and it didn't :3 I just do it right now. Shame on me.

  91. Mini Scout Gaming

    Mini Scout Gaming9 päivää sitten

    Percentage of viewership on this video 20% Canada 60% USA 10% UK 10% other *0% China*

  92. Christina Carroll

    Christina Carroll9 päivää sitten

    steam in china just took most things so its now. -EAM

  93. Zephaniah Wang

    Zephaniah Wang9 päivää sitten

    I'm a Chinese HOI4 player. HOI4 is banned in China because of their attitude about Tebet. There's no choice for me.

  94. smileandlaughs

    smileandlaughs10 päivää sitten

    I like how transparent and direct you on Chinese regulation and don't discriminate Chinese products.

  95. Jake A PC Guy

    Jake A PC Guy10 päivää sitten

    Good luck posting this vid on BiliBili.

  96. Jay Antiwoke

    Jay Antiwoke10 päivää sitten

    I can’t believe they made their logo red to match the color of Communism, I bet the communist party applauded that!

  97. Doom Slayer

    Doom Slayer10 päivää sitten

    Wooow a whole 50 games. Suffocate in a vat of fentanyl, Winnie the Pooh.

  98. someb0dy2

    someb0dy210 päivää sitten

    I wonder if this video is enough for you to be either blacklisted or watched if you visit China / HK in the future. We live in interesting times :)

  99. Riolupai

    Riolupai10 päivää sitten

    Is the link to Chinese Steam steamcommunity . cn?

  100. Retard Gamer

    Retard Gamer10 päivää sitten

    Me: (who is not chinese) 50 games? So you are meaning to say that I downloaded steam for 50 games. With over half of them requiring money to play? Chinese Government : ***Y E S***

  101. Y Qisq

    Y Qisq10 päivää sitten

    Damn they better not ban Steam. Also, anyone who attempts to use Steam to ferment unrest in China should stop you are not helping. We don't want it we just want to play games. Voice your opinion through other channels please.

  102. Y Qisq

    Y Qisq10 päivää sitten

    China needs a rating system which is non-existent atm.

  103. Y Qisq

    Y Qisq10 päivää sitten

    Hotline Miami 2 is banned and inaccessesible in Australia so... you have to fight against censorship no matter what government it is.

  104. Y Qisq

    Y Qisq10 päivää sitten

    Oh well America routinely censors, modifies, and butchers Japanese anime... it's the kind of dumb shit we all hate.

  105. Y Qisq

    Y Qisq10 päivää sitten

    Look you DEFINITELY want to sign up with your phone number lol that's like the best way to prevent your account getting hacked in China. Also it's a way to make sure peopel living outside China can't access it.

  106. Y Qisq

    Y Qisq10 päivää sitten

    There will be ourage if China blocks Steam and I don't think there is a need to when Valve is willing to coorperate with the Chinese government.