I just got home from attending a gaming event held right here in Singapore, One Gaming Asia. The main MMO companies involved in this gaming exhibition include Asiasoft and IAH Games, the publisher for MMORPGs like Granado Espada, Dragonica SEA, Requiem Alive and the upcoming Counter Strike Online. IAH Games is also the exclusive publisher for Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming epic RTS, Starcraft 2, in the SEA region. Just when I was about to give up on this trip since no one wants to make the trip east with me, my cousin “volunteered” to accompany me. Here are some pictures from the event, taken using the iPhone 3GS.
There was no last-minute rush (last day of the 3day event) to preorder Starcraft 2, as there was really no one at all. Most gamers are boycotting the high pricetag slapped on the SEA version of the game (SGD 109.00), and most will apparently be shipping their copies from overseas.
Next week, Asiasoft, the other of the big 2 F2P MMO publisher in the SEA region, will be holding its own event at a smaller location. Hopefully, I will have the time and company to make the trip down!