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A little bit more Minecraft then Second Life, at the moment. Just for fun.

No. I do not want to compare both. I just want to mention that I am not around in SL at the moment because I play Minecraft with my brother currently.

Minecraft is completely differend then Second Life. SL gives me more freedom when I create things and I defenetly will be back soon! But hey! I must admit Minecarft is a lot of fun too,so I will spend some time there as we had some fun and laughing last days. :) We did build a castle out of these Minecraft blocks, so that we are save when it becomes night. Nighttime can be dangerous in Minecraft! There are spawning monsters which will hunt you.

But as I said.. I will be back to SL soon :)



Gold sellers and spammers in Second Life Forum

So now the Gold sellers and spammers we know from other Games (MMO´s) like World of Warcraft are arrived in Second Life. The official Second Life Forum is full of “Buy Linden Dollars” spam.

So be careful… I bet you catch malware if you click on one of those links. And you know.. you just can get L$ from Linden Labs on the official Second Life Website. So dont buy L$ on any of these dubious Websites they spam in the Forums.


I am back to SL for a while.. maybe with new inspiration. :)

Hello. I am back. Maybe you read some new stuff next time.. as I am back in SL with new inspiration.

But I still play World of Warcraft aside as well.


Game Bargains Everywhere

Today I know games aren´t expansive anymore. I complained sometime ago to a friend that they would be, but he answered that this would not be true and explained it to me. I realized he is right. Now, he did write a set of articles and how he got to a big collection of games without huge costs. I really suggest to read the articles as it is basically what he explained me.

He told me that EA sometimes has special bargains in the store. The way to be informed is to subscribe to the EA blog but it is explained in his article. But does not offer good deals very often, at least not so often like Steam. You can find game deals pretty often on Steam and they do offer not only old games but also very popular games. And then he told me that Gamers Gate has awesome game deals quite often too and you can even seek for Steam activation keys in their store. And if that is not enough, he talked also about additional strategies to find super game deals.

You know, if you are not much informed like my friend, you will probably pay that much for games like I did in the past. But with his tips I am now a bargain hunter for games too. I don´t really need the games soon as they come out. I grown up and I am rather casual gamer but it´s possible to get the games cheaper and that not too late. Sure, they won´t be price reduced on the day when they are released but they probably will cost less months later and if you are informed, then you can make some good deals like 75% off and so.

He was right, with a little bit patience you can get many games to a quarter or less of the price they did cost earlier. Is this game less interesting if you get it weeks or months later? If you are like me, then you probably say “no!”. It´s not bad if you get the game for example three months later but for a good price, as there will be still many people who use the multiplayer mode and if you are only interested in single player, you probably won´t take much care about this aspect anyway. You must also consider that it will take a lot of time until a sequel is released, so that there is still enough time to enjoy the multiplayer mode with people from all around the world.

I decided to wait a little bit until I grab a game but I will pay less and otherwise it won´t affect me much. I simply get it for less and that is somewhat cool because I can own way more games than before without much more costs. This was not possible before. You might think about this too.


Software Piracy.. Minecraft creator Markus Persson said: “Piracy is not a theft”.

Markus Persson said this Week on the GDC 2011 “Piracy is not a theft” reported by Edge Online.

He said: “If you steal a car, the original is lost. If you copy a game, there are simply more of them in the world.” and “There is no such thing as a lost sale. Is a bad review a lost sale? What about a missed ship date?”

Persson’s advice is to “make a game last longer than a week” and to “treat game development as a service”. I think it is true if we take World of Warcraft or any other MMO as an example.

“You can’t pirate an online account,” he truth. I think this is not complete true.. There are already tons Pirare Servers for World of Warcraft and other MMO´s available.. in fact you could download a ripped copy of World of Warcraft and join one of the illegal Servers. But it wouldnt be a real Account from Blizzard Servers and thats why Markus Persson is true with this argument. And..

If Game-Companys offer constant content updates, Quality and a good service.. and if you need an online Account to enjoy this service… the Topic of Software Piracy gets irrelevant. You wont get those great content updates on a pirate software and if, then these updates will be very late. So if you want quality you will join the real Servers of Blizzard and pay for the service. And thats why legal Servers are more popular then illegal ones.

So the question is true… Is Software Piracy still a topic for those companys? I dont think so. For companys who offer games which arent account-tied, software piracy might be still a big deal. So “make a game last longer than a week”, “treat game development as a service” and “You can’t pirate an online account,” is a good advice. But I think most Companys learned it already.


What is your Top-Five-List of Computer Games and why?

Here is the list of my top five favorite games I usually love and play:

1. World of Warcraft ( For me this game is pretty relaxing and i can immerse in this world.. all my friends play it so I do too.)

2. Second Life (I love the creativity of all the peoples there.. I also like to be creative by my self there..)

3. Civilization IV (My brother did show me this game.. since then I install it from time to time and play some rounds!)

4. Battlefield 2 (yea my friends coerced me to play but today I love it and now we wait for Battlefield 3)

5. The Sims 3 (This game can be fun.. create your family and create your house.. I can spend hours with this game!)

How looks your top five and why do you play these games?

 


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