29.10.05

Levelling Up

"One shot shows what, at first glance, might be mistaken for a virtual room from within a game. With newspapers as wallpaper, posters of fantasy figures, and scruffy bedding, it is in fact a room in a net cafe in Tianjin, China. It is used by employees who work for a dollar a day levelling up player's characters. Up to 30 will work for 16 hours, using the room to sleep in shifts."

I'm not sure whether I want to scream "cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater!" or applaud them for coming up with such an ingenious idea.

[From BBC News]