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Level Up Your MMORPG Character Using Developing Economies

Next time you are scoring that amazing Amethyst Helm of Schadenfreude for your Level 38 Warlock Raider (I just made that up, but I hope something like that exists), you may be helping people in developing countries to make some cash. According to the BBC and a report released by the World Bank -- which is apparently now studying the effects of 'World of Warcraft' (PDF) on the economy -- when We...

Vietnam Institutes Video Game Curfew

In April of last year, South Korea instituted a ban on teenagers' late-night gaming in an effort to combat the growing problem of video game addiction. But that country's six-hour blackout periods pale in comparison to the 10-hour blockage that will go into effect in Vietnam on March 3rd. On that day, ISPs in the Southeast Asian country will begin disconnecting gamers every night at 10 p.m., an...

Go.vn, Vietnam's Communist Answer to Facebook

When you're running an authoritarian regime that's hellbent on dictating the flow of information to its citizenry, how do you deal with an entity like Facebook, born in freedom-loving America? Why, you just build your own site, and ban the 'Book. Vietnam launched a trial version of Go.vn, the Communist version of the social network, back in May, but it's heavy emphasis on the lives of Ho Chi Minh...

Time's iPad Headache, Online Games Spark Real Violence in Vietnam

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Time, Inc. launched its 'Sports Illustrated' iPad app just last month, but Apple's stringent regulatory policies -- specifically the confusing subscription plans and recurring payments -- are already a source of much consternation with the publishing giant. [From: All Things Digital] Vietnam has implemented online gaming restri...

Design Concepts: Cities of Tomorrow

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never progress from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over them, nevertheless. Barring a nuc...