Posted by Joel Martinsen on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 4:27 PM
Yang Yongxin (杨永信), the doctor who developed shock therapy for net addicts at his Internet Addiction Treatment Center, gets skewered in this BioHazard-inspired parody video. Translation below.
The clips that make up this spoof are taken from the CCTV program "War With the Internet Demon" (战网魔), broadcast in 2008. The program was intended to illustrate the damaging effects of Internet addiction and praise Yang's compassion, but the disturbing images of dazed young men wandering the halls of the Linyi Mental Hospital in Shandong Province make it hard to sympathize with Yang or the producers.
After a lengthy credits segment, the parody begins with the following game instructions:
The first character to play is Huang He, a young man from Anhui whose parents were only able to bring him Yang's Center after giving him 12 sleeping pills.
After he's taken into the Center, he is given Sanlu Milk:
He equips the Milk, and then the escape begins. However, he quickly finds that there's no way out, and then he's presented with the following choices:
That's the end of the first character's run. The second character selected is Xie Kun, who according to news reports was sent to the Internet addiction center seven times without success. He fares no better in the game.
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