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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

Expert asks gamers to play responsibly

Don't forget your ethical responsibilities while playing online games, said an American gaming expert, Joseph Saul.

'I think there is an obligation to behave well towards your fellow players,' said Mr Saul, who visited Polytechnic University last week.

'There are people who behave badly in multi-player games, ruining them for everybody else.

4 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Pro gamer steps out of virtual arena into real world

Computer gamer Ma Yun , 21, has almost a decade of experience under his belt. Also known as Xixi, he has risen to become a professional player and has won 30 prizes. Now a game platform company manager, Mr Ma tells Irene Wang about his shift from a virtual world to reality

When did you first play computer games?

26 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Students make modest splash with cash

Students facing the challenge of investing $100,000 in just five days at a business summer school are still in the black - having pledged just $3,000 of it.

28 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

More Asian women clicking into men's virtual domain

Asian women are flocking to the virtual world of online games, destroying the myth that the popular pastime is a male-dominated activity.

Research house International Data Corp (IDC) has found that 38.6 per cent of China's internet gamers are female, slightly more than 38.3 per cent in Hong Kong and 38.2 per cent in Taiwan.

9 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Mainland Net policies to help profits

Whether deep in Beijing's university district in the late hours of the evening or downtown in the middle of the day, internet cafes share one thing in common.

Upon entering the cafe - or wangba - customers navigate through cross-room shouts of 'Where are you?' and 'Gotcha!' as online gamers shoot, chase, help and destroy one another in games played across the globe.

26 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

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