Another busy week for me, especially so due to E3 2011. I was thinking that the online games would mostly be shown during the first day, but boy was I wrong. How did you guys find this year’s E3? The future looks pretty promising to me despite the market getting saturated though. I mean, mor echoices can only be good for the consumers (though probably not the companies).
I have something to rant about. There are a few Asian online gaming companies starting to shift almost entirely towards social media games, and I am not happy about it. Take Shanda Games in China for example. Recently, they revealed a plan to eventually have 90% of the company’s income generated from online social games.
What? Why are they focusing so much and jumping on the bandwagon instead of creating something new? Take for instance, Project R1 by the former lead of Ragnarok Online, Mr Hakkyu Kim, He is trying to implement the social aspects of social games into traditional MMORPGs instead of abandoning the genre altogether. Why can’t the mega rich companies do the same?
There are a few games I am waiting personally for right now, but the closest one would be Hellgate Global. I hate normal FPS game, but this is PvE based! Well, the FPS camera angle is simply adjusted by scrolling the mouse wheel in. I don’t get how some players hate the game… Where is the love? At least this is not another generic grinder ^_^
Nothing much going on in my personal life, perhaps the lack of chances to find myself a missus. It is really, really hard to find the fated on in this small island country of mine where majority of the females have eyes only on the rich. Haha. I only had 4 hours of sleep yesterday, I think I will be turning in now. Have a good week all!