Sunday, June 15, 2008


The Onion recently parodied the MMORPG World of Warcraft in 'Warcraft' Sequel Lets Gamers Play A Character Playing 'Warcraft'. Given the fact that Julian Dibbell reports that low-wage Chinese gold farmers who play the game for work often treat it as a pastime during their off hours as well, this vision of infinitely recursive play is not as crazy as it may sound.

There's also a parody of WoW at WTF!?, which was created by my UC Irvine colleague Robert Nideffer. Although I played a bit of it successfully when it first appeared, this Flash game is now offline as a result of a series of server nightmares for the designers.

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