Lets see .. in this past week i started a bit gaming when im bored or feel like doing something else other than drawing ... starcraft, halo, unreal tournament 3, Dota ( warcraft mini game) and Kart Rider !! ( sooo fun ! ) . In the summer i used to play the Chinese version Kart rider with a fren bc i couldn't wait for the english version to release but the English version is out now ..well been out for weeks now BUT ! i just recently started playing it again ... its not like a mmo where it drives u to play for it hrs and hrs. Few pics of kart rider, including the one of me playing in Chinese version. My in game name on the English version of Kart rider is KageEx, i play during friday and weekend nights most of the time. So add me if you decide to play it =) http://kart.nexon.net/
크레이지레이싱 카트라이더 Kart rider is quite popular in Korea if u haven't noticed already, next to starcraft which is pretty much their national sport and Blizzard announced starcraft 2 in Korea not to long ago. But back to the topic of Kart rider .... "More than 25% of the population of Korea have participated in at least one Kart Rider race"
" The company chalked up revenues of $110 million last year, some 85% of it from selling such digital doodads. This year, Nexon expects sales of $250 million. The avatar market is prospering in Korea, declares Min Yong Jae, chief marketing officer. "
Nexon which the name of the company that made Kart Rider makes all this money from selling in game items like digital cars as low as $1.50 - $9.50 and other other items like paints for like 40 cents. All this customizable stuff is to make the in game avatars look funky and neat. "Most of my classmates play Kart Rider, and I want to look cool in the game, says 9-year-old Park Kun Hee " This kid spent like $150 on just those in game digital items and then later got busted by his dad lol. The Coca-Cola Co. (KO ) even sponsors Kart rider with their Tournament lol... and offers $50,000 as prize money.
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Speaking of new versions, Albatross18 ... the anime golf game which is soon to come out for Wii came out with version 3 for PC. Free ofcourse. English versions and always slow with their updates. I played Albatross18 version 3, Japanese version ... again because i couldn't wait for the English version to come out lol. Its neat because its really different from every other golf game out for consoles or pc, those realistic versions. Some people might find those fun but not me and then i found albatross18 .. which completely made me rethink of golf games as boring games. This game has like crazy special moves sending the golf ball into a freaking missile launched in the air with burning flames around it and if you get hole in one the golf ball explodes on impact with coins showering everywhere around the hole. Some special moves are called Cobra or the Famous Tomahawk lol. Unfortunately i haven't played albatross18 since summer but i am re-considering because the new version came out. My in game is KageEx obviously or will be if i have to make a new character all over again which i doubt. http://www.albatross18.com/new/new_index.asp
And here's something random lol ... bunch of Gifs images which i found in my Konpyuta / computer. Click it or Right click and open in new window to see the Gif in action lol. I'll upload some random pictures next time i update this blog ... very random and funny.