China: Prisoners allegedly forced to play “World of Warcraft”

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May 26, 2011
PC World    
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"Apparently there's a new type of chain gang -- a virtual one. According to The Guardian, Chinese prisoners are forced to play hours upon hours of 'World of Warcraft,' farming virtual gold that the prison guards can then sell in the real world for nonvirtual cash. ... Because gold farming is a tedious task -- and the virtual currency is needed in order to advance in the game -- millions of gamers around the world are willing to pay real cash for the virtual gold." (05/26/11)  

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