Xu Youzhen, head designer of the online game Dreamworld (梦想世界) and chief manager of its parent...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 3, 2011
Caixin notes that China’s already lucrative online gaming industry is awash with government subsidies: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:SNDA), China’s largest Internet gaming operator, booked 313 million...
by Samuel Wade | May 25, 2011
The Guardian reports on Chinese prisoners forced to work in “gold farms”: endlessly grinding through repetitive tasks in online games to accumulate in-game goods and currency which are then sold to players abroad. As...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 23, 2006
From Terra Nova (via Virtual China) (link): Ge Jin, a PhD student from UCSD, is making a video documentary of the gold farming phenomenon. The documentary preview shows some of his interviews with Chinese workers in various gold farming workshops. In our conversations over email, he has brought up some interesting points based on his […]
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