Pre-paid charge cards for video games have been around for ages. They had them for NeoPets, they had them for Nexon games such as Gunbound, and they're super useful—but only until the points run out. But for one Chinese gamer, his collection of old point cards may just win him a brand new smartphone.
Chinese internet giant NetEase is really pulling out all the stops for its new mobile game, Mini Journey, a mobile card battler based on the Journey to the West. After putting up their long-awaited pork products up as incentives to download the game, NetEase is now offering players a free smartphone for showing their old point cards.