While driving to work this morning, shortly after spilling chai on my fabric passenger seat (dammit) the BBC announcer on the radio mentioned that a Chinese computer game company is going to start making
computer games “based on Chinese historical figures,” since many of the online games from Korea
and Japan are deemed “inappropriate for Chinese youth.” This sentence, though, made me laugh out loud:
Initial offerings from the game company will let players play a selfless communist soldier, a Ming Dynasty general, or a famously incorruptible judge.
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Dispatches from Roy Kesey, An American Guy Married to a Peruvian Diplomat Living in China
Start at the bottom, which is where the story begins. I like this guy’s writing style a lot, probably because it’s a combination of fascinating travelogue and daddyblog, of which I’m always envious of the former and gently intrigued by the latter (due to the volume of real and honorary nieces and nephews I’ve acquired in the last three years).
World of Warcraft Latest Patch Notes
- Fixed bug preventing several items, such as the Goblin Jumper Cables, from being gift wrapped.
- The Sergeant Major’s Silk Cuffs and First Sergeant’s Silk Cuffs now have the same amount of stamina.
- Hair should no longer stick through the Helm of Endless Rage.