Breaking news! Protests in China over… World of Warcraft?
Posted on by Jason Li
Above: WoW protestors at the ChinaJoy (digital entertainment) conference And here’s a clip of them being escorted out of the conference.
World of Warcraft has been down for almost two months now, as it transitions from one operator to another in China (from the9 to Netease). An internet meme has already started about how people are lonely without it, and now a semi-organized mob are loudly protesting the absence at the ChinaJoy conference.
Luckily for them, as frankyu tweets from ChinaJoy:
Wow is coming back to China next week. Aplogies made, KTVs were expensed and Chinese gamers vocal and angry. GOvt faced a user revolt.
Photos & videos via frankyu’s Twitter stream. (Photo from frankyu on Flickr here and Archey here.)
One comment on “Breaking news! Protests in China over… World of Warcraft?”
i love how technology and videogames can galvanize people..LOL