For most people, catching up with their gaming while out shopping usually involves a PSP or DSi in their coat pocket. That’s not enough for everyone, however. A Chinese gamer reportedly paid RMB 45,000 ($6,768) for 10 minutes of gameplay on the “Sky Screen”, a 250 x 30 meter display on the ceiling of a downtown Beijing shopping center.
According to spectators, the gamer – said to be known as “Fire”, and the leader of a local games clan – played Chinese MMORPG “Devil 2” for the period, reclining in a chair underneath the vast display. After ten minutes, the screen went off and “Fire” left; staff at the shopping center have apparently confirmed that he was indeed playing an online game.
Beyond that, the whole thing gets a bit mysterious. No official statement (or, indeed, bragging) has come from the gamer himself, and there’s speculation that the entire thing was a stunt by the Devil 2 PR team. They’ve denied it, however, leaving many online commenters in the country reacting negatively to what they see as a needless demonstration of wealth.
[via Gadgets Republic]