Sunday, July 8, 2007

China censors undead skeletons from World of Warcraft

Hu Jintao, Chinese president, has called for action to 'purify' the internet of anything that might affect 'national cultural information security' or undermine his attempt to promote a 'harmonious society'. But many players of WoW are angry about the decision to remove skeletons from the game as part of an upgrade implemented by The9, a Nasdaq-listed company that licenses WoW from US developer Blizzard Entertainment.

As well as changing undead skeletons into fully fleshed zombies, the upgrade has replaced the bare-boned corpses of dead characters with neat graves.

Read more. Via Kotaku. And speaking of zombies, check out the Zombie Food Pyramid.