Friday, 6 November 2009

China Chris

Yes, I'm now in China, and bloody freezing it is too. The big shocker was both what I could and what I couldn't get. Could included Dairy Milk, Everlasting Gobstoppers (unavailable in the UK for many years but now officially available in every other sodding country I've ever been to), Steam (fortunately), plenty of English books and DVDs and the ability to order any one I fancied from Amazon UK or US.

Saying that, China only lets in a few English language films and games in each yeah. That being the case, why oh fucking why did two of those have to be the atrocious adventure game FBI Confidential and the Max Payne movie?!?

Still, I'm more worried about that second lot - the can'ts. I couldn't access this blog for example, and it took some tricky playing around to get that access back (and is very temperamental I've got to say, if you're reading this it's nothing short of a miracle).

I also can't buy games. DVDs and books? No problem, but games off Amazon? No way! Steam as usual won't let you buy anything abroad, so getting Left 4 Dead 2's going to require some creativity. Fortunately Direct2Drive is proving to be a saviour as I can buy and play things without hassle from there. I'll have a Dragon Age post up in due time.

Until then I'll sign off, but expect more fun from the Land of the Dragon... y'know, if they bloody let me see this blog.

- Chris Capel

4 comments:

  1. Shortly after posting this, several Chinese officials arrived and took Chris away. Being week he put up little resistance and as he was dragged along by the smallest girl in the party he was heard to scream,
    "The internet is a free exchange of ideas and you will not sile.."

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  2. He should visit Egypt next.

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  3. "...and the ability to order any one I fancied from Amazon UK or US."

    Great, put me down for a Kelly Brook, please.

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  4. Pricey tastes, Harv!

    And you can't stop the signal, PeachFuzz!

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