Blizzard makes WoW wish virtual reality. Make-A-Wish and a willing company help a grade schooler become the first outsider to create a new character in World of Warcraft.
For World of Warcraft players hanging out in Shadowmoon Valley last Friday, bizarre events occurred that can only be explained by a small group of people inside the headquarters of Blizzard Entertainment. At the helm of the strangeness sat 10-year-old Ezra Chatterton, who directed Warcraft's lead game designer Jeff Kaplan to blast ferocious-looking monsters, or "bosses," with a single death ray. Chatterton cleared the Black Temple for a European clan to fight the volcano-summoning Supremus. All that power. Heh, heh.
Zheng Xiaoyu, who served as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration from its founding in 1998 until mid-2005, was detained in February as part of a government investigation into corruption at the agency.
The unusually harsh sentence for the 62-year-old former commissioner came at a time of heightened concern about the quality and safety of China's food and drug system, following a series of scandals here involving tainted food and counterfeit drugs.
China is under mounting pressure to overhaul its food export controls after two local companies were accused this year of shipping contaminated pet food ingredients to the United States, leading to one of the largest pet food recalls in U.S. history."
Whilst it's good to see steps being taken to reduce corruption, and increase the quality of Chinese exports; sentencing someone to death for this shows a continued difference in legal standards with the Western world.