During his recent trip to Korea Conan O’Brien stopped by a PC bang, a place where teens and young adults gather to play bizarro Counter-Strike and really old StarCraft.
Don't play video games for three days straight or you could die. That's what happened to a 32-year-old Taiwanese man, found slumped in his chair dead following a three day gaming bender at an internet cafe in Kaohsiung city, as reported by Yahoo News. This is the second such death in Taiwan this year, and it's only…
A father in Xinyu, Jiangxi province has been arrested and detained by Chinese police after going on a rampage in an Internet cafe, Tencent news reports.
Since time immemorial, Chinese internet cafes have been the hub, the nexus of all gaming in China. That's soon to change now with access to mobile devices, home computer setups and the advent of video game consoles in the Chinese living room.
Chinese net cafes are a double-edged sword. In a way, they're a great place to play games, consume copious amounts of ramen and junk food, but at the same time they're total s**t-holes. The Chinese government is sick of them and now it wants to change what internet cafes are all about.
Internet cafe's in China are a dime a dozen. However, as China has grown more affluent with the times, so has its, well, internet cafes. One newly opened club in Beijing might be the most ridiculous one yet. Ridiculous in an expensive way.
On Thursday last week, a bomb was detonated inside an internet cafe in Inner Mongolia's Bayan Nur. Eight people were injured in the explosion. Chinese public security has ruled out terrorism or racial tensions and have detained twelve suspects.
We've seen this story many times; a Chinese gamer partakes in a grueling marathon of Internet gaming and then passes away. These stories rarely have a good ending. But for five people in Guangzhou, China, the untimely death of one young man means a new life.
Over the weekend, the National Library of China released a report on the state of the country's libraries. According to the report, the state of China's libraries is pretty bad with many rural libraries being turned into make shift net cafes.
A 19 year-old man in China’s Zhejiang province was arrested earlier this month after being caught dealing drugs. The reason he told police was to purchase better in-game gear to compete in player versus player matches.
Chinese internet cafes get a lot of bad press in Western media, most of which involves young people gaming for days on end and then passing... But while the cafes are seedy places, they aren't exactly bad.
Chen Rong-yu of Taiwan checked into an internet cafe in the city of New Taipei on Tuesday evening to play popular multiplayer PC game League of Legends. Wednesday evening a waitress found the 23-year-old sitting rigidly in his chair, hands outstretched towards the computer.
The internet is abuzz with the story of a Chinese couple that's gotten in trouble for selling their three children for money to spend on online games. As it turns out, that's not the sort of thing people take kindly to no matter where you live.
The dangers of internet addiction in China were demonstrated yesterday, when an unidentified 30-year-old man collapsed in an internet cafe outside of Beijing following three days of nonstop online gaming.
A high school student frustrated over a recent gaming session at an internet cafe in South Korea set light to a warehouse Saturday evening.