Saturday, 13 August 2011

Preselecting the games you want to install on your I-cafe

A few years back, only Counter Strike has made its name on the gaming scene together with Diablo II's character editing, LAN gaming has been the hype while the internet is slowly entering the online scene.

I opened my internet cafe biz at the height of Level Up Games' Ragnarok Online and's MU Online. The first set of online games was not that hard to market since online gaming was still that time.

My only concern was to watch out for weekly game patches (bug fix or special event modifications) and support for gamers who do not know how to play the game. Obviously, you need to be a gamer yourself per se. At least play the game so you would know the basics.

As the years go by, more and more online games were introduced. The initial introduction of pay to play (you need to buy time to play your game which is separate from rented time at the internet cafe) to the arrival of FREE TO PLAY (no need to buy game time only required if you want to buy special items which is not ordinarily found as loot or prize on the game) has changed how we play our online games.

The truth is Pinoys play more of the free-to-play types since they don't want to spend all their money just for the game time. So I suggest look out for these types.

There are a huge number of online games introduced locally as well as in the international scene making it harder to choose which you would include in your gaming PCs.

Do not attempt to install everything or end up wasting your time and energy patching and updating every single game everyday!

What can you do?

Of course, first is to scout around the area. Visit nearby internet cafe's and check which games possible customers would like to play at your place. With that in mind, check the upcoming games online so you would be able to build the right system to play that game.

It is for you to decide if you will take part in the same gaming market or introduce a new game to avoid competition. Before you install a number of these games better to test the game. If the gamers will dig it then proceed to install to the rest of your stations.


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