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“Proof that Farmville is Evil” or “Got Virtual Milk?”

In the most ridiculous video game related piece of news I have come across all week, a Bulgarian official has been sacked, no I kid you not, for milking a virtual cow in Farmville. Of course the fact that he was filling his virtual bucket with milk during a government meeting probably didn’t help.

Dimitar Kerin, a city council member in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, had been warned three weeks prior for playing the game at work. In his defense, he said he was only level 40, whereas another colleague, who had gone unchecked, was level 46. What a douche!

Via Kotaku, the full new item can be found here.

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  1. March 26, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    It was Serial Ganker who pointed out recently that these games are mainly for people to play at work.

    This proves his point.

    I expect the social gaming bubble will suffer over the next decade as IT managers get stricter as a response to billions of lost hours.

    • March 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      I agree, but I don’t know to what degree it will suffer. IT manager will smite down upon social gaming fanatics with the IP-ban hammer, but with 80+ MILLION Farmville users, I wonder how much will that really affect social gaming.

      Perhaps this is the golden age of social gaming, just before the figures dip due to the cultural side-effects brought about by its own advent, finally plateauing somewhere in the questionably happy medium.

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