Archive for April, 2010


Warcraft is very similar to Starcraft due to having very similar strategies. Unlike Starcraft the game has four different series. It has Warcraft: Orcs and Humans; Warcraft Tides of Darkness; Warcraft lll: Reign of Chaos; and World of Warcraft. These games are all strategy games that requires a lot of thinking. The players have to think a lot to defeat their enemy. The setting of the games are in the world of Azeroth, which is a high fantasy setting. The main focus of the setting is on human and the orcs have arrived from another world, which is referred as Draenor or Outland. Then the story begins. Unlike Starcraft Warcraft actually has some story.

Around the world, this game is considered the most addicting game that people play. The people are not able to help themselves from playing World of Warcraft. They play games about six to seven hours a day with their characters. The people say that they are not addicted to the game; however they are very addicted to the game. In this game there are also different races. For example there are orcs, humans, night elf, and undead. People tend to play night elf or orcs because those two are the races that are the easiest. Undead is the hardest to play. Unlike these people I play human. The company that owns this game is Blizzard Entertainment, which made Starcraft, too.

Due to this game, many people are being game addicts who cannot be successful socially. Even though the game is fun, people should find different things that could make them happy, such as reading.

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Since 1999 in Korea, there has been a television channel for computer games called Ongamenet. The purpose of the channel is to have professional gamers play against each other until there is one person left to win a tournament. Most of the times, games such as Starcraft and Warcraft has been played in Ongamenet. Interestingly in the tournaments, the players mainly did not aim for the championship prizes, instead they just wanted to have fun while they are playing games. However, in April sixteenth, police found out that some players were paid to fix matches with illegal betting. I was disappointed.

The some people in Korea view the incident unacceptable and they believe that the game program is now untrustworthy; therefore it should be shutdown. However, majority of the people trust the program, so there is a scarce possibility that it would be shutdown. Due to the conflict most people question, “Why might the famous pro-gamers who receive about hundred million won each year, want to risk their job by match-fixing and earning only one million won per game.” I had the same question. I found out that pro-gamers are not able to keep their job for a very long time due to their physical problems; therefore, they wanted to earn as much money as possible while they can work. In my opinion, the pro-gamers were not matured enough to control the temptation toward money. However, the netizens believe that all the pro-gamers are like the ones who fixed the games and they should all go to jail. I think differently and I trust the other players who did not fix the games or illegally betted. Even for the players who fixed the match, they should have another opportunity to prove that they are better people. I am sure that they have learned their lesson from the criticism they got from the world.

It was not only the netizens who were angry at the player, there were also old pro-gamers who were exceedingly infuriated by the accident. Most of the people believe that the old pro-gamers have the right to be angry because they were the ones who made the game program possible and created jobs for the current pro-gamers. I agree, if it was not for the old pro-gamers, Ongamenet should have not existed because they could not get popularity among the world. Also, they worked diligently and made game fun for everyone; however the players who fixed the game just ruined all the hard work. Therefore, the players who fixed matches should beg for forgiveness from the old gamers.

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It is a game that was made in thirty first of March in 1998. This game was really popular when it was first established in that year. A lot of people were looking forward to the game before it even came out before. Therefore, Starcraft was able to gain a lot of popularity until now and succeeded in earning a lot of money.

The three main races in the game are Terran, Protoss, and Zerg. According to Blizzard, the company that established Starcraft, the races are equally balanced and the people are able to play the game without a lot of disadvantage when they start.

The characteristics of Terran is that it can have heavy units that has strong damage such as siege tank and goliath. However, it could have marine, firebat, and medic that could have a good mobility. The heavy units are generally more expensive than the units that are cheap with low health.

For Protoss, they are able to have many units that are very expensive. Unlike Terran, Protoss usually have a lot of expensive units. They have units such as Zealot, Dragoon, and High Templar that are very expensive compare to other races. they are generally really slow, but they are strong. If Protoss has a lot of mineral and gas, it could have a invincible army.

Zerg’s characteristics are that their units are very cheap compare to Protoss and Terran. Also, they are able to have a lot of units compare to amount of their resources. Unlike the other races, it makes its units from Hatchery, Lair, and Hive. The other races produce units from certain buildings such as Gateway and Robotics. However, Zerg is totally different from the others. Zerg is able to fight the enemy without a lot of strong units. Therefore, it can move around the map really quickly and fight the other units. This is very significant characteristics because it does not have to fight if it does not want to.

In order to create the units, the people need to gather mineral and vespene gas. These two resources are the main resources to create the units. The person with a lot of these resources is able to fight the other person. Usually, the person with the resources win the game.

This game is considered one of the most addicting games in the world that people play. Since this game is very popular people are able to access and play it very often. Even I have played this game for very long time and got addicted to it. One time I have played this game for twelve hours straight and go crazy about it. Therefore, I recommend not playing too much Starcraft.

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Conclusion

Games can be productive if we play just right amount of time. However, games are overplayed it can severely affect one’s health and eventually kill him or her. When game addicts play games regularly, they are able to get good grades and maintain good relationship with their friends. Nevertheless, video game addiction will cause them to overweight and eye problems. If these things occur physically. The gamers are going to suffer a lot. Also, they are going to have a lot of problems mentally because they do not have real friends. Even though they are able to control their own world in games such as World of Warcraft, they are not able to face the reality in the world. Eventually the game addicts are going to be corrupted and fail socially.