Viral Chinese mobile game requires players to "applaud" a speech by President Xi Jinping


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/20/patriotic-button-mashers.html


#2

This isn’t the dumbest tappity-tap games that people play. But sadly some small fraction of people don’t realize it’s a game. My main problem with China’s Communist Party is they take everything way too seriously.


#3

Someone’s testing out the gamification aspects of China’s forthcoming Totalitarian Whuffie scheme.


#4

But how does it affect my Citizen Score?!


#5

You would too if you had some of the same oopsies they had in the past.


#6

Coming next: Trump Edition!


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It’s all good unless you’re the first to stop.


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Slacker.
Mao wouldn’t deliver anything under 5 hours on occasions like this.


#11

Dear Leader wants your applause. Applaud, citizen.


#12

So it’s like the Thoughts and Prayers game but with Chinese characteristics.


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“… played nearly 860 million times as of Thursday morning, according to the website What’s on Weibo.”

Uh huh.


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