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World of Warcraft subscribers numbers in free fall

World of Warcraft has reportedly shed another 1.3 Million subscribers in the last three months.

While there is some theorizing going on about why this may be, as a current World of Warcraft player myself I can tell you exactly why:  “Daily Quests”.  The latest expansion went too far in forcing the players to do these “Daily Quests” every day to advance.  The animosity many players I know feel towards this new model is very deep.  It’s no wonder they are losing subscribers hand over fist – they took an entertaining game and made it a daily chore to do.  I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

If I wasn’t involved in a guild with people I like to hang out with, I would have hit the eject button myself a few months back.

Retro console game systems alive and well

A growing number of fans and developers are keeping the classic console systems alive and well.  Platforms such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) which ended production in the Nineties yet remain a viable customer market for new games.  The 2009 game of Rush Rush Rally by game makers Senile Team saw the retro Dreamcast version outselling its Nintendo Wii counterpart.

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