Megan Ko of Pacific Epoch on some fascinating CS-related news:
Reason to build a theme park on the site of the 5.12 earthquake: “This place used to be a plain field … no one really died on this spot.” That wisdom direct from the general manager of construction colossus Baoshan Group, the company that chose to “build” a 6.6 hectare Counter Strike-like battlefield within Sichuan’s quake zone. China Daily reported the news yesterday in an article that’s just plain weird. . .
“It was the perfect setting for a sprawling battlefield – open spaces to run around, ruins to duck behind, and guns to eliminate the enemy. Only, the war had to be fun, a game, the guns innocent, and the enemies your friends.”
Ko mentions some online opposition to the park. I can see how some people are going to be sensitive about anything of this nature being built so soon after the earthquake. But this idea seems like a no-brainer, given the popularity of CS in China. A CS theme park makes perfect sense, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see multiple parks in a few years.