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I couldn't even believe this...

"Affluent online gamers are paying workers at Chinese game-playing factories to play games' early rounds for them."
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/09/te.../09gaming.html

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how many lives must evercrack ruin?

i had to divorce my beau of 3 years because at the end, all he did was drink a fifth of vodka a night with his back to me playing everquest.

poor guy. i wonder if he still lives in the trailer i sent him to?

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That's nothing. The have these people in China called harvesters in some of the games my kid plays. They just run around and kill shit for the gold and then sell it through paypal. God the USA is great.

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That's nothing. The have these people in China called harvesters in some of the games my kid plays. They just run around and kill shit for the gold and then sell it through paypal. God the USA is great.
I thought that's what the article was about?
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That's nothing. The have these people in China called harvesters in some of the games my kid plays. They just run around and kill shit for the gold and then sell it through paypal. God the USA is great.
I thought that's what the article was about?
Oh, sorry.......I can't read English.

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how many lives must evercrack ruin?

i had to divorce my beau of 3 years because at the end, all he did was drink a fifth of vodka a night with his back to me playing everquest.

poor guy. i wonder if he still lives in the trailer i sent him to?
That's a shame, Neon. I know I wax flippant sometimes relative to relationships, but when real life emotion is involved one must face it with sobriety.

Your friend was dissatisfied with something in real life to have become addicted to an escape mechanism as artificial as electronic gaming.

Sorry to hear that, my friend.

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So why don't the gaming companies get in on the act?

In order to save face, they could establish subsidiaries for the purpose, and rake in the profits. After all, they wouldn't have to hire Chinese farmers to do the work, they could just adjust the code in the accounts.

I can't believe the programmers aren't doing it already.
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So why don't the gaming companies get in on the act?

In order to save face, they could establish subsidiaries for the purpose, and rake in the profits. After all, they wouldn't have to hire Chinese farmers to do the work, they could just adjust the code in the accounts.

I can't believe the programmers aren't doing it already.
I doubt it's for a lack of it having occured to them.

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Then they say this:
"the government here is cracking down on Internet addiction now"

which settles it, I'm not moving to China.
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ny times is not linkable to non subscribers.. can't read it... [:(]



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