North Korea has reopened its hotline to South Korea. On Wednesday afternoon, the secretive state rang its nearest neighbour with the intention of organising a visit for the Winter Olympics next month. After two years of radio silence, this is a significant diplomatic development at a time when communication with the North could not be more important.
It is also an opportunity for us to ogle South Korea’s rig and speculate about its capacity for PC gaming.
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First things first: is it definitely a PC?
On the desk where a South Korean official sits to make contact with the North, there are two phones. Beyond the phones, encased in lovely mahogany, is a dedicated communications console. On its screen is an image of green rolling hills, which the more experienced PC users among you will recognise as the default desktop background of Windows XP.