Moving Beyond the Neon Lights in Chinese Gaming

In China, it's the glitzy cities that get the attention — Shanghai in particular is the city that garners the most attention in scholarship (and frequently in the press). I was somewhat relieved to see that this is not confined merely to China specialists, but game industry watcher types as well — the most recent… » 7/12/08 3:30pm 7/12/08 3:30pm

Chinese MMOs Go After Tibetans ... Er, 'Drug Smugglers'

Oh, the punny, punny Chinese language — an article from an Indian site noted that a "new online game" is offering Chinese players the chance to go after people engaging in cangdu (smuggling drugs, 藏毒) which, if you use the other pronunciation of the first character, sounds like zangdu (Tibetan independence, 藏獨). Some… » 5/10/08 12:30pm 5/10/08 12:30pm