The internet has played a big part in the drama of Iran's recent presidential elections, disseminating information about the re-election of controversial leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faster than most major news outlets. Fearful of this powerful resource fueling further unrest, the Iranian government has cut off all online activity -- all but gaming.
Apparently, Ahmadinejad's government is not afraid of protesters communicating via World of Warcraft
to plan the next protest rally, as noted by Security to the Core
. Also, Ahmadinejad has not yet downloaded Prince of Persia's Epilogue
and is just dying to know how it all ends.