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Gregory Isaacson
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Gregory Isaacson is a freelance journalist living in Shenzhen, China.

Written by Gregory Isaacson

Essay/
Subcultures
Game boys

From a vast subculture of gaming addicts in China, only a few go professional and get rich. Is the social cost worth it?

Gregory Isaacson