Monday, September 24, 2007

Intolerant buffoons: Shanda bans cross-gender play

OK, this just takes the cake.

(via Kotaku), Shanda has announced that one of their MMOs, King of the World, has chose to disallow, and frozen accounts of men who chose to play female characters in-game. Emphasis below is mine:

Shanda (Nasdaq: SNDA) subsidiary Aurora Technology has frozen game accounts of male players who chose to play female in-game characters in its in-house developed MMORPG King of the World, reports 17173. Aurora stipulates that only female gamers can play female characters in the game, and it requires gamers who chose female characters to prove their biological sex with a webcam, according to the report.

Yeah, this isn't going to be a problem, right? Not to mention that meatspace cross-dressing in order to enable in-game cross-dressing is kind of funny too.

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