China’s ‘Gold Farmers’ Play a Grim Game – Louisa Lim

NPR has a report on the phenomenom of “gold farming” in Chinese cyberspace:

Playing online games for 12 hours is a fulltime job for thousands of Chinese workers. They’re accumulating virtual money ” or “gold” ” which they can sell for real cash. But it’s a dull and labor-intensive job with limited payoffs. [Listen here]

– For more about on this topic, see the website for the documentary “Gold Farmers” and a preview for the film on YouTube.

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