Chinese Central Television is interesting. It's worth watching just to guess at what the Chinese government wants to disseminate, but one thing about CCTV that is true is that it's often error prone. In a recent broadcast about violent video games, CCTV claims that GTA was made in 1968. 1968.
Chinese television is pretty bad, being mostly propaganda mixed with some weird socially obnoxious reality shows, revisionist historical dramas and terribly butchered movies. But what seems to have drawn the ire of the Chinese State media this time around is the state of animation in China.
Gamification—the use of game mechanics in the real world—remains largely a joke, often relegated to a bullet point in a marketing strategy or manifested as an ineffective experiment. Some might even call it bullshit. Sometimes, though, you see something noteworthy and interesting—and in this case, gamification has…