The star video game developer behind Age of Empires has turned his gaming talents to something new: teaching children languages, reports The New York Times. Wiz World Online, developed by 8D World, a start-up based in Shanghai, China, and Woburn, Mass., was built by Rick Goodman, who developed the popular games Age of Empires and Empire Earth. In his latest virtual world, instead of re-enacting historical battles, Chinese children can learn English. Alex Wang, the company's chief executive and co-founder, said the idea grew out of his personal experience landing at the San Francisco airport on his first visit from China,...

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