Lonely gamers can now hire other players to join them in their quests, thanks to “game companion” services now being offered in China through Taobao, the country’s most popular shopping app, for the first time. Now interested individuals can browse Taobao in case they don’t want to play by themselves.
For example, there’s Miui, a college graduate 21-year-old lady, who charges around $US10 an hour. On busy days, she says she makes up to $1,000 yuan (US$144) per day.
Of course, it is worth-noting that Taobao isn’t the first to offer the said service in China as there has already been several other platforms before them. For once, there’s the Bixin game companion app where players can pick what games they want to play and when they want to play it – and then available game companions will get in touch with them.
Xinmei Shen, a female writer from Abacus News, shared what it’s like to use the service for the first time.
“I signed up for an account as a male user. While I didn’t specify a gender preference for my companion, my request to play PUBG Mobile was immediately greeted by a number of women. They all happen to have large doe eyes, including one named “Your flirty girlfriend Cher”. Their opening lines often say they are skillful at the game, and that they have a lovely personality and a sweet voice.”
The writer likewise shared that she soon discovered that “gaming isn’t the only service offered” since there are other options in the app such as “emotion consulting”, “virtual lover”, and “tuck-you-in-bed radio”, where people also charge their clients for specific services.
For the most part, clients and companions limit their interactions to gaming since requests for meeting offline are not granted. In certain platforms, inappropriate messages and video chats are also not allowed.
‘Captain Marvel’ Finally Reveals How Nick Fury Loses His Eye
“Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye!”
People finally got to meet one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain Marvel introduced Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), a U.S. Air Force pilot turned Kree warrior who somehow finds herself caught in a war between two alien races. However, the film also answered one of the most intriguing questions about the MCU: How did Nick Fury lose his eye?
Fans know Nick Fury as the tough S.H.I.E.L.D director who has mentored the Avengers since 2008's Iron Man. However, he is always associated with his trademark eye patch and unwillingness to reveal how the eye was lost. Luckily, Captain Marvel finally revealed just how it happened and it's truly a shocker.
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Millionaire Thai Dad To Hold Tournament For Daughter’s Suitors
The winner gets to marry his daughter – and walk away with 10 million Thai baht!
Thai millionaire Arnon Rodthong recently made headlines after announcing that he is willing to give 10 Million baht (US$315,000) and his business to any man who will marry his youngest daughter. His controversial offer has since gone viral online and not surprisingly, thousands of single men expressed interest.
26-year-old Karnsita Rodthong helps her father run a lucrative durian farm in Thailand. According to Arnon, he wants to pass the business to her but he wants to make sure she won't have to be alone in doing so, thus the desperate plea to find the right man for her right away.
Adorable Dogs Go On ‘Pack Walks’ And Pose For Photos Together Every Day
They all look like they’re sitting for a class picture!
Most of us have some trouble when taking a dog out on a walk. After all, our pet is most likely to pull on their leash and try to go on a different route. However, some adorable pooches are proving that "pack walks" can work. This means a single dog walker actually controls more than 10 canines at a time. Interestingly, the pups are so well-behaved that they even pose for photos together before, during, and after their trips.
Saratoga Dog Walkers is a professional dog walking service based in Saratoga Springs, New York. Owned by Tim Pink, the service specializes in the Mid-Day Pack Walk Program. Here, the dogs get the exercise and potty time that they need. In addition to that, the adorable pooches are given the chance to socialize and realize their natural instincts to travel in a pack.
Tim walks a well-behaved pack.