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In China, it really depends on who you ask. Some women are obsessed with dating four fake boyfriends, while others are busy feeding an adventurous frog. Mobile games designed especially for women have proven to be huge hits in China in recent months, while violence-laden games also have record numbers of female players competing alongside men.
By Tracy You For Mailonline. A Chinese woman, who was missing for 10 years and - at one point - presumed dead by her parents, has been found living in internet cafe for a decade. She said she had been supporting herself by playing games at internet cafes. A Chinese woman was found living in cyber cafes for 10 years after she went missing in file photo.
Skip to content. For those unfamiliar with the game, it's a competitive fighting game in which you choose an avatar from the pantheon of well-loved Nintendo characters think Mario, Donkey Kong, Bowser. The goal is to stay and survive the longest.
If you know anyone who's constantly playing with their smartphone, you might want to get them to stop doing so. A young woman in Dongguang, China, lost her vision in her right eye after playing an online mobile game on her smartphone for an entire day. According to Chinese media reports, year-old Xiao Wu not her real name was said to have been playing a popular game called King of Glory before she reportedly went blind.
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The relationship between women and video games has received extensive academic, corporate, and social attention. Since the s,  female gamers have commonly been regarded as a minority, but industry surveys have shown that over time, the gender ratio has become closer to equal, and since the s, women have been found to make up about half of all gamers. Sexism in video gamingincluding sexual harassmentas well as underrepresentation of women as characters in gamesis an increasing topic of discussion in video game culture.
All the time you spent on online gaming is nothing compared to one missing Chinese woman who had spent a decade living and playing in internet cafes. Known under the pseudonym of Xiaoyun, the year-old was reported missing in She had been taken in by police for using a counterfeit ID and was found out after they checked the missing persons database, officers found Xiaoyun matched the description of a woman who was reported missing 10 years ago. Xiaoyun admitted that she was the woman from Dongyang, a nearby city, who had went missing and that she had run away from home after an argument with her father.