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The San Francisco Chronicle Declares: MMOs Rule

Posted Tue, Dec 23, 2008 by Sardu

Throughout 2008 we've seen many bold claims about the supposed failing health of PC gaming,  regardless of evidence to the contrary.  It turns out that those people who claimed PC gaming is dead were dead wrong.  At least that's what the San Francisco Chronicle's Christopher T. Fong asserts in his year in review, interestingly titled, “MMOs Rule.  PC Gaming Lives.”

Although the article goes on to discuss PC gaming as a whole, Fong believes that it's largely thanks to the MMOG industry that the platform has continued to flourish where many have claimed it would fail.  

This could be the year of MMOs (massive multiplayer online) since neither Microsoft nor Sony managed to claim the "Year of" title. Two new titles were released for our player-versus-player (PvP) pleasure: Age of Conan and Warhammer Online. They competed and tried to claim players from the MMO king, World of Warcraft (WoW). Solid MMOs in their own right, their left-right hooks couldn't take down the champ.

Throughout the year, games journalists, forums and bloggers threatened or toyed with the idea that PC gaming is dead. Thankfully, it isn't.

While we here at Ten Ton Hammer have always known that PC gaming is far from dead, and that MMOGs obviously rule, it's nice to see this kind of upbeat press given to the industry in mainstream media rather than the usual “Online Gamers Are All Addicts” anti-hype. 

You can find the rest of Fong's year in review by clicking here.

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