The San Francisco Chronicle Declares: MMOs Rule




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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 href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/22/DDLG14SOS2.DTL">here.



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Reuben "Sardu" Waters has been writing professionally about the MMOG industry for eight years, and is the current Editor-in-Chief and Director of Development for Ten Ton Hammer.

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