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Collectibles: Beyond the MMO Games

  • Date: 12-24-2009 Views:

    KeyWords: collectible, action figure, poster, comics, trading or prepaid card, Johnny Lim

  • Summary: The years were not long ago, when players were as young as 12 years old, tinkered the game pads of console games. As we grew along, we had learned to let our fingers mastered the QWERTY keyboard and went along with control of a mouse. Just imagine the breakthrough that playing games have gone through over million participants. Those were the thing in the past for the players. But the effects of playing games emanate the culture of collecting physical things that are related to games the players have enjoyed playing.

Johnny Lim

Collectibles: Beyond the MMO Games

By Johnny Lim
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The years were not long ago, when players were as young as 12 years old, tinkered the game pads of console games. As we grew along, we had learned to let our fingers mastered the QWERTY keyboard  and went along with control of a mouse. Just imagine the breakthrough that playing games have gone through over million participants. Those were the thing in the past for the players. But the effects of playing games emanate the culture of collecting physical things that are related to games the players have enjoyed playing.

Collectibles: Beyond the MMO Games

Human emotions somehow take into effect in the manner of collectibles. It shows the players' love for the game and how it can affect us in terms of our daily activities. Collectibles may serve as a trophy for fun and happy memories to the players. It is simply a one of a kind attachment that bonds between the game and players. We can realize that  online games that we play will be  inevitably outdated at some point in time. It is bound to end. In the seemingly constant upgrades of technology, particular online game is not to be played forever. A lot of collectibles are being generated when  MMO games started to flood the entertainment industry. Just to remind us at one point in their life, fun and excitement was brought by a particular game we had patiently followed. This article covers the general collectibles that are popular among gamers. As a player, I spend significant amount from my budget just to have the collectible related to the games I played.

Action Figures

First in the list of collectibles are the action figures. Game publishers use this as a kind of marketing strategy. In order for a certain game can be as connected as possible to the gamer, the company would produce an exact replica of a character or several of it from the game. It can even be a merchandise that can add up to the game publishers' profit. Many internet shops and cybercafes use action figures to decorate their places. Somehow it is a way of attracting players. Honestly we as gamers are really suckers for mementos or tokens that are related to the games we love to play.

Collectibles: Beyond the MMO Games
WoW action figures are popular among gaming collectibles

Posters

Like in movies, in order that a game is to be patronized, it can have an eye-catching informative and colorful posters. This is really the bread and butter for all forms of entertainment. Every room of young gamers must have several posters hanging on the wall. That is why NBA commentators use the term posterized every time a player dunks on somebody. It is because it can make a poster out of that sequence of event. Die-hard fans usually have a Picasso of posters inside their room. Be it in sport or entertainment, it doesn't matter as long as it can make the room attached to players' way. One cannot find a room without a poster.

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Every gamer's room has these cool posters.