One Chinese Gamer Has Kept His Game Point Cards For Over 10 Years

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. » 3/31/14 6:00am 3/31/14 6:00am

Becoming a Demigod: Tencent's Asura Online Ascends Chinese MMOs

Journey to the West is a classic Chinese tale that has been retold millions of times. It's been referenced by a variety of media, from the movie the Forbidden Kingdom to even Dragon Ball. But despite all the awesome adaptations of the main subject, Tencent's Asura Online might just be the coolest one yet. » 11/04/13 6:30am 11/04/13 6:30am

Man Impersonates Chinese Police To Retrieve Game Account

Losing account credentials is a hassle, but no matter how annoying it is to get them back, one should never impersonate the authorities. Unfortunately, one man in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, after losing access to one of his favourite online games, decided to impersonate public security. Now, he's facing prison time. » 7/15/13 6:00am 7/15/13 6:00am

Xbox One's Reputation System Sounds Crazy But It Just Might Work

Placing the responsibility for policing a community into the hands of the members of said community is a lovely idea that rarely works as expected. The new Xbox Live reputation system launching with the Xbox One gives players the power to promote the polite over the pestiferous, with (hopefully) enough safeguards in… » 6/14/13 6:00pm 6/14/13 6:00pm

Filmmaker Documenting Online Nastiness Doesn't Plan to Feed the Trolls

The filmmaker preparing a documentary about the notoriously rancid and abusive behavior in online gaming says she's not really interested in having a dialogue with the trolls. Her project aims to make their conduct morally taboo, if not stigmatized in mainstream society. » 4/29/13 4:30pm 4/29/13 4:30pm

Terrible 19-Year-Old Threatens Suicide To Get Money For In-Game…

Previously we've translated a report about a young woman in China threatening suicide after receiving a fake iPhone—well now, there's a young Chinese man in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, threatening to commit suicide over video game equipment. » 2/11/13 7:00am 2/11/13 7:00am

Crackdown On Multiple Game Accounts Leaves Some Honest Gamers Locked…

Ma Hong (a pseudonym) spent at least 10 hours every day over the last 5 years playing the same old MMORPG. She put a lot of care and effort into each of her characters, so much so that they were considered well equipped by many of the top gamers in the game. Late last week, when the 38-year-old Ma attempted to continue … » 1/07/13 8:00am 1/07/13 8:00am

This Desktop Design for Gaming Addicts Would "Ruin" Humanity

Sometimes you settle in for some PC gaming or web surfing. And you just don't get up. You can feel your bum go numb and the chair meld into your skin. Surely, you know the feeling.

If so, maybe the above internet-produced desktop design would appeal to you. And if it appealed to enough people, it would probably end… » 11/30/12 7:00am 11/30/12 7:00am