An entrepreneur in Dallas got in touch with me last month saying he had a product called Political Prisoners of China Playing Cards, asking if I'd like to review them. Chinese political prisoners. Playing cards. Dallas. I live in Beijing. It made no sense. How could I say no?
Chinese Valentine's Day, i.e. the Magpie Festival and Double Seventh Festival, is today, and to celebrate, Google.com.hk has animated a doodle game featuring the cowherd and the weaver girl from the famous tale of love and loss, The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd.
It's 2.6 GB, but if you have the disk space and five hours to spare, go here to download Glorious Mission Online, a first-person shooter you'll be hearing a lot more about in the coming hours and days.
Beijing will host the World Sudoku Championship, reports China Daily. "The Eighth World Sudoku Championship will be an eight-day battle of wits" starting October 12.
This will be China's first time holding this prestigious event, which will feature more than 300 competitors from 30 countries and regions, apparently.
We thank and curse Kotaku for alerting us to the game "Defence of the Diaoyu Islands," hosted on Chinese Global Times's website, wherein a player takes control of a Chinese warship that must kill as many Japanese enemies as possible before inevitable failure.
It's interesting, but what a time suck.
A cheeky someone over at JeopardyLabs, where quiz fans can create their own Jeopardy! game (not to be confused with J-Archive, which has every Jeopardy! question ever), has created a game for China watchers who love talking about pollution. It’s mostly lame, with several true/false and fill-in-the-blank questions that don’t require the answer in the form of... Read more »