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Video Game Culture

Gamers flock to satirical no-budget blockbuster

The mainland's blockbuster answer to Avatar, a biopic about the Great Sage, Confucius, was a box-office flop.

Thursday, 4 March, 2010, 12:00am

Game over

My sister is addicted to computer games. I used to be absorbed in the virtual world when I was in Form Four. But I kicked the habit in Form Five.

I realised playing computer games was a huge waste of time. Once you get addicted, it is very hard to quit.

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Mainlanders jailed for duping elderly women

Three mainland women were jailed by the District Court for cheating three elderly women out of HK$380,000 and gold ornaments by claiming they could help them get rid of bad luck. Ye Yailiu, Dai Huifen, both 38, and Liang Youqing, 35, were jailed for between 39 and 63 months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud and obtaining property by deception.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Online games luring more women players

More women are expected to join the ranks of online gamers as the market in Hong Kong expands, says a digital entertainment expert.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

gaming

It's not winning that matters, it's taking part

Wow, this game looks good! Too bad I've never played it before.

Well, I'll give it a shot.

Whoa, someone is challenging me to a match!

Time to rumble!

Hey, this guy is good . . .

... he's beating me pretty badly!

This guy is such a noob!

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Online gamers find ways to beat new curbs

Internet game operators who do not put anti-addiction software on their online systems will be forced to close under new central government rules that came into effect yesterday.

But industry insiders and game players doubt the approach will prevent many teenagers from becoming addicted to online games.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Curbs will not affect gaming shares

Central government measures to curb addiction to online gaming had a limited impact on the stock performance of internet-related gaming companies such as Netease, Shanda, The9 and Tencent as the new rule was largely in line with market expectations, according to an analyst.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Rehab opens door to reality for addicted gamers

Cold turkey used to be an exclusive pastime of junkies and alcoholics. But the emergence of rehab clinics for online gamers has forced computer geeks to join the club.

Today's Web fantasy worlds are proving so addictive they have been billed the internet's version of a class-A drug.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Mainland's video games sector needs a world-class player

The mainland video game industry is evolving rapidly, yet a true world-class market leader is nowhere in sight.

There are roughly 100 development studios and 70 online game operators on the mainland, all of them wanting to be the No1 player in a market of more than 20 million gamers.

26 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Mainland's video games sector needs a world-class player

The mainland video game industry is evolving rapidly, yet a true world-class market leader is nowhere in sight.

There are roughly 100 development studios and 70 online game operators on the mainland, all of them wanting to be the No1 player in a market of more than 20 million gamers.

25 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

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