Category Archives: 'addiction'

War of Internet Addiction 网瘾战争

At the World Craft: The Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia conference we were shown a  machinima made by Chinese World of Warcraft players entitled ‘War of Internet Addiction’ 网瘾战争’ (see the full video here with translation).  The drama/documentary covers a number of issues facing WoW players in China over the past couple […]

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online games in China – a bibliography – additions

I have added some articles to my bibliography of research on online games in China.  See the original list in its entirety here: Lee, YH and Lin, H. (2005). An Irrational Black Market? Boundary Work Perspective on the Stigma of in-game Asset Transactions. Proceedings of DiGRA 2005 Conference: Changing Views – Worlds in Play. (Taiwan) Lin, H. (2005).  Gendered […]

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The Cost of 'Addiction'

A bit slow on this one perhaps but my friend Emily Rauhala in Hong Kong alerted me to this story yesterday.  It tells a sad story of a 15/16 year old middle school graduate who was found dead in an ‘Internet addiction treatment clinic’ in Nanning, Guangxi. I don’t have much new to say about […]

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