Is 'World of Tanks' the Belarusian 'Farmville?'

The phenomenal, record-breaking success of the multiplayer war game that's taking Europe by storm.
Courtesy World of Tanks

This very moment, all around the world, there are 800,000 mostly male gamers pretending to be American or Soviet or maybe German tank commanders in a bloody firefight filled with rockets, explosions and towering plumes of smoke. They are a fraction of the hordes of gamers—24 million and counting—who are flocking to World of Tanks, the online video game that’s turning the whole industry upside down.

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