Three enlightening pieces that I have read recently:
- Jim Rossignol visits Korea and writes about their games culture: “Sex, Fame and PC Baangs: How the Orient plays host to PC gaming’s strangest culture”.
- Nick Yee from The Daedalus Project draws parallels between entrenched American prejudice against Chinese labourers in late-1800s San Francisco and in-game anti-Chinese comments and behaviour perpetrated by Western players in MMORPGs (The Chinese players are assumed to be gold farmers by virtue of their nationality.): “Yi-Shan-Guan”.
- On 4colorrebellion, an American gamer living in Japan voices criticism against American Xbox 360 fanboys for their anti-Japanese comments due to the tepid Japanese response to Microsoft’s new console: “The Xbox 360 and Japanese Nationalism”.