Massively multiplayer real life – Edge Magazine

Massively multiplayer real life – Edge Magazine.

James Leach discusses swords, sorcery… and a banking crisis.

James Leach

Recently I’ve been immersed in the world of massively multiplayer online roleplaying games. Writing, not playing, you understand. I’ve seen and heard about people who play them. What happens to their faces and, a bit behind their faces, their minds.  Yes, I’ve seen and shuddered and kept away.

Gamigo´s cute and fun racism

A gaming company, having the odacity to using the term “cultures online” describes my culture and history thus:” 1)Build a city. 2)Destroy someone else´s.3)Steal their resources.4)Use them to get big and strong.5)Repeat.”

All under the banner of “Discover the world of the Vikings”.

Why not throw in some canibalistic negroes with bongo drums and savage Indians with bows and arrows too?

If this was done to any non European culture it would be seen as racism. Now it´s just a game.


Cultures Online is a fun browser-based simulation strategy game. Build your own little Viking village in a cutesy design style. Play for free and join the epic hurry-scurry, right in your browser!