All play and no work…

BBC is running a story on how Malaysia gamers face night curfew. According to the site, politicians decided to take the action after being approached by a worried mother whose son had gone missing. The teenager was found in a cyber cafe where he had been playing for 48 hours.

Dont know about other places but I’ve seen a recent ‘high rise’ in online gaming comunity around me. People ( not only single but married as well.. imagine that! ) get together on weekends in gaming cafes and/or home networks to have some fun in MOHA and HL2. I remember the good old days when ppl used to play Quake and StarCraft on LWW all day long. Havent heard anything about a WoW or a Quake 4 community so far. Any lahori WoW gamers reading this?

I was just wondering if it should be Malaysian gamers rather than Malaysia gamers. It might even be gamers of Malaysia. Any grammar geeks around?

4 Comments so far

  1. ? (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 8:50 pm

    how is this of any relevance to lahore?

  2. SmudgeStick (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 9:32 pm

    Ooops. Missed the whole thing that i wanted to write about. thanks for pointing it out.

    Does anyone know if Call of Duty 2 has made it to hafiz center so far ?

  3. Asad Rehman (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 9:59 pm

    CounterStrike is where it’s at. Can’t deny it has most amount of people playing it professionally worldwide (just look at WCG, CAL, CPL).

    Most people don’t play WoW in this country mainly because we don’t have enough bandwidth (and of course, no one wants to actually pay real money for games). Otherwise I’m quite sure WoW is pretty much the greatest thing ever, gameplay wise and as a feat of programming.

    I think the ‘ol Quake 3 players should be at it with Quake 4, people still don’t have any solid opinions of the game.. yet, anyway.

    I’m also pretty sure Lahore as seen it’s fair share of parents storming into gaming cafe’s to “rescue” their kids. always fun that.

  4. SmudgeStick (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 10:05 pm

    You’re probably right there. I think i know of ONE person in lahore who actually was paying to play everquest when it launched. Someone also forwarded me a link for puzzle pirate and said that its quite addictive but i never got around trying it.

    Quake 4 needs a good machine. If you wanna enjoy somethig more thanthe standard Q3 Arena play, you better get that 512 MB GPU.

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