Thursday, November 5, 2009

MMO’s are serious business

No, really, they are. And in China there are currently two government bureaucracies that are fighting a very public turf war right now over the fate of WoW there. See this, this, this, this, this, and this about it. Fortunately the war hasn’t progressed past the initial very public declaration from GAPP, so WoW is still up and running there. It’ll be interesting to watch this unfold further, though I’d expect things to meld back into the background. After all, this is something of an embarrassment for the Chinese government, and we know how Communist governments typically take to embarrassment.

And all this over the very recent previous WoW troubles there.