I think I know how Superman must feel. The streets of Metropolis would look outright useless. Stairs? Elevators? Who needs them? Sometimes I wonder if he ever feels pity for the lowly humans who has to walk, drive, and walk some more to their jobs. How do I know all this? I just finished Gravity Rush.
How do hook people onto crack? Dealers who know their trade will offer free samples, then charge their clients once they know they’re addicted. That’s how the biggest MMO, World of Warcraft, will ensnare even more players in its insidious grasp. It will drop the subscription for the free-to-play model with limits.
According to this Forbes article (via Yahoo! Games), video games can teach valuable leadership and strategy skills. Yeah, anyone who’s picked up a tactical shooter or an RPG knows that to be true. Elliot Noss, CEO of domain provider Tucows trains six to seven hours a week to improve his leadership skills by playing World of Warcraft.
Blizzard Entertainment announced that it has donated $1.1 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The revenue was raised players who purchased the Pandaren Monk pet in World of Worldcraft. 50 percent of the proceeds from November to December 2009 were pledged to the charity, reports Industrygamers.