据《悉尼先驱晨报》报道，澳大利亚政客维克特•多米尼罗（Victor Dominello）最近称为了让下属从繁重的工作中解脱出来，允许他们在上班打电话期间通过玩休闲游戏《宝石迷阵闪电战》（Bejeweled Blitz）以放松片刻。
事实上，这并非第一起社交游戏与政界沾边的新闻，游戏邦获悉去年保加利亚政客季米特尔·凯林（Dimitar Kerin）就曾因过于沉迷《FarmVille》而被开除党籍，据称他当时还是意犹未尽，不满自己仅玩到第40级，而强大保加利亚民主联盟的议员Daniela Zhelyazkova却升到了第46级。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
Bejeweled Blitz OK’ed by Australian politician for his employees
Caroline Beinke, an employee for liberal, Australian politician Victor Dominello has been given permission by her boss to play Bejeweled Blitz while on the job. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Beinke needs a distraction to pass the time while taking long phone calls. How much do you want him for a boss?
“When I have long conversations on the phone to constituents it is my version of doodling, a mental chewing gum of sorts,” Beinke said. That’s odd, because PopCap’s gem-buster gets pretty intense in my sessions. Regardless, Dominello said that it is alright with him if it’s alright with the Speaker. “My staff work very very hard,” Dominello said. “If they are sitting at their desk on hold to a department for 15 minutes, I do not have a problem with it.”
Unfortunately, Legislative Assembly Speaker Richard Torbay said he would deny the approval, though he has yet to see it, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. “I put filters in place to stop staff accessing inappropriate websites in the Parliament and I do not think we should be paying people to play games, ” Torbay said. Oh, lighten up, guy. We all need a break once in a while, right?
Not to mention this isn’t the first time social games have crept their way into the political world, either. Bulgarian politician Dimitar Kerin was removed from his party last year for playing too much FarmVille. His defense? “He said he had reached only Level 40, whereas Daniela Zhelyazkova, a councilor from the rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, was already at Level 46.”（source:games.com）