Gosh, a normally hectic week is coming to an end again soon. Since the past 2 weeks, there are 1 assignment which I have to submit on a weekly basis and there are 3 weeks more to go. They are not just any assignments, each weighing from 20% to 50% of my module results. And up to a few thousand words for each essay. Holy… I am amazed at myself how I am handling so many things at once. Enough of the talk, let’s look at some news which did not make it into a full fledge post this week.
I think that only World of Warcraft did this before, but free to play games are catching up on this marketing scheme as well, only in China if I may add. Tencent Games, the largest online gaming company in China, has teamed up with local banks to have themed credit cards for the game they are publishing. The 2 examples you see here are Dungeon Fighter Online and Crossfire Online.
Think they are just for looks? Nope, users who have these cards will attain special in-game gift packages! Not only that, those bonus credits earned by using these cards on purchases can be used to buy game points as well. Seems like a really awesome campaign altogether to me. Will this work overseas?
A ruling was just introduced in Korea, where “teenagers” will be banned from online gaming between the time of 12am till 6am. Although not in effect currently as there are a few more steps from becoming official, several human rights group are apparently protesting against this, stating it “violates youths’ basic rights”. Personally, I feel that only the gaming companies will be the ones at a disadvantage. Am I missing something here?
Before ending this post, I will like to thank a number of you guys who sent me emails informing me of which gaming companies are hiring, which websites are hiring editors/ bloggers and more. Since most of them will need a certain time commitment and I am in Asia, I could not really apply for them. But then again, my sincere thanks to all who emailed me. I will have a semi-big announcement to make in next week’s edition with regards to my work position, so stay tuned! And yeah! MMO Culture has hit over 1 million pageviews according to Blogger! So, until next week, have an enjoyable time ahead!