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MMOG on Screen Larger Than Football Field

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 18 comments

Talk about playing on a wide screen...

Beijing plays host to the second largest LED screen in the world, covering an area of 7,500 square meters and measuring almost 820 feet long and almost 100 feet wide. Dubbed as the "Sky Screen," the massive display looms over the popular Beijing downtown shopping center "The Place" and has become an iconic landmark since its installment.

According to Gadgets Republic, the massive LED screen also became one of the biggest gaming screens ever. Double Dutch guild leader “Fire” reportedly drove to The Place at 8:40pm on Sunday night and parked his car under the towering LED screen. He then slumped down on a couch prepared for him before he arrived, whipped out his notebook PC, and accessed the shopping center's wireless network. Once connected, he logged onto Chinese MMORPG Fire 2, looking straight up at the football field-sized screen.

"After ten minutes, the game screen went away and [Fire] just stood up and just walked off," said one eyewitness.

Insiders claim that the session probably cost the guild leader around $5,200 (RMB 45,000) for the unique, "wide-screen" experience-- roughly $520 per minute. It's speculated that the stunt was merely viral marketing, enticing local gamers to play Fire 2. The stunt also sparked a wash of negative feedback, with angry Chinese blogs saying "horrible rich people" and "money burning," obviously annoyed by the appearance of wasteful spending.

Both Fire and Double Dutch have been unavailable for comment. Additionally, various other reports have provided different numbers (up to $15,000 USD), so the actual amount spent playing Fire 2 on Beijing’s Sky Screen is unclear.

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    mianmian , November 24, 2010 8:45 PM
    It would be fun if the other two screens are used as well.
    And what's next? PvP between them.
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    TheRockMonsi , November 24, 2010 8:49 PM
    The only downside to the screen (no pun intended) is that your neck would probably hurt from watching stuff on it after a while.
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    bob_white , November 24, 2010 9:13 PM
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    Beijing plays host to the second largest LED screen in the world


    so whats the biggest screen then?
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    SAL-e , November 24, 2010 9:37 PM
    bob_whiteso whats the biggest screen then?

    I think this would be the Fremont St. at Las Vegas.
    http://www.vegas.com/attractions/off_the_strip/fremontstreet.html

    And I think, no body would be complaining if you play your game in Vegas. ;) 
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    Anonymous , November 24, 2010 9:42 PM
    The LED HD TV at Texas Stadium. 175 ft diagonally :o 
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    SAL-e , November 24, 2010 9:50 PM
    Cowboy fanThe LED HD TV at Texas Stadium. 175 ft diagonally

    This could be the biggest HDTV, but it is not the biggest screen. It is only 175 ft. The screen in Beijing is 826 ft diagonally. And in Vegas it is more then 1500 ft. Sorry, not everything in Texas is the biggest in the world. It is difficult to believe it, I know. LOL
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    cronik93 , November 24, 2010 10:03 PM
    The resolution is over 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    jaysbob , November 24, 2010 10:08 PM
    man I want to see the gfx card that can power a resolution that large.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , November 24, 2010 10:20 PM
    Cowboy fanThe LED HD TV at Texas Stadium. 175 ft diagonally

    And the Cowboys still suck
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    liveonc , November 24, 2010 10:46 PM
    Quote:
    The stunt also sparked a wash of negative feedback, with angry Chinese blogs saying "horrible rich people" and "money burning," obviously annoyed by the appearance of wasteful spending.


    But it was okay for
    Quote:
    Beijing plays host to the second largest LED screen in the world


    I totally understand that "logic"... ;-)
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    rasagul , November 24, 2010 11:47 PM
    How many Gold farmers can you fit on that thing?
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    ares1214 , November 25, 2010 12:36 AM
    Those pixels, assuming its all 1 screen, must be like a foot wide.
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    dEAne , November 25, 2010 1:15 AM
    Sure it is money burning but if you are a gamer everything goes.
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    aaron686 , November 25, 2010 1:29 AM
    lol i would love to see a BSOD on that. What a blue sky that would be.
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    nebun , November 25, 2010 3:34 AM
    who cares, if you have the money...spend it. there are so many jealous people out there, phuck them
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    Vilepickle , November 27, 2010 4:01 AM
    If those "horrible rich people" didn't spend their money many of us wouldn't have jobs. Just sayin'.
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    nebun , November 27, 2010 2:49 PM
    VilepickleIf those "horrible rich people" didn't spend their money many of us wouldn't have jobs. Just sayin'.

    amen to that...thank you
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    dalta centauri , November 29, 2010 1:52 PM
    At first I read the quote, to hear "ten minutes of gaming before a fire went up" made me think an actual fire arised.
    It would be awesome to have that experiance though.