„I buy two games per day on average“

image credit: 42 All-Time Classics, clry2, http://bit.ly/1I76aWE
image credit: 42 All-Time Classics, clry2, http://bit.ly/1I76aWE

In 2014 the worldwide biggest collection of video games was to be sold for 750,250 Dollar. The owner Michael Thomasson wanted to put his more than 11,000 video games up for auction on Ebay. 2,600 of these games were never opened by the owner and were still in their original packaging. No wonder, for collectors of video games it is by far not only about gaming.

This War of Mine – Much more than just a game

credit: 11 bit studios, http://bit.ly/1ETDXyO
credit: 11 bit studios, http://bit.ly/1ETDXyO

An exceptional anti-war game – “This War of Mine” is probably the saddest and most realistic survival game of 2014. It shines in a fictitious civil war without any ego-shooting or zombies. The game by Polish indie developers rather demands tactics and strategy. At the same time the game not only has a unique character, but also provokes thought.

Gaming in China

475 million online users and a gaming community of 340 million gamers – China is the worldwide biggest market for online games. With two-figure growth forecasts, this business sector is one of the biggest and fastest growing markets of the world, and therefore of great interest for international gamers and producers. Popular in particular is the unique trade called “gold farming”.

image: Cory Doctorow, Game Cafe, Guangzhou, China, http://bit.ly/18WYIin
image: Cory Doctorow, Game Cafe, Guangzhou, China, http://bit.ly/18WYIin