Thursday, August 18, 2011
Social Gaming - I hate Zynga
I'm fairly annoyed today...Chain mail bullshit has gone nuclear. Parents and Grandparents fill up your e-mail spam filters, but that isn't even enough anymore. With the ever growing popularity of social networking, evil "game" developers have discovered a new way to make you wish you had never told anyone over 30 about Facebook.
FarmVille is the ultimate devolution of online gaming.I'm not entirely sure what the purpose of making all your friends and family click the "ignore all posts by [insert douchebag]", but Zynga has managed to alienate an entire generation of pseudo-gamers from their social circles.
Pseudo-Gamers?I call them pseudo-gamers because the so called 'games' released by leaches like Zynga hardly even register as anything aside from a mindless left-click simulator. In this respect, they resemble MMORPGs, only far worse. The only goal in social gaming is to fan out as many invites to your soon-to-be ex-friends as possible in hopes that one of them will be jealous of your barn strongly enough that they will pay actual dollars for a barn of their own.
Essentially, you are marketing for a faceless empire free of charge to your unsuspecting friends and family while performing a repetitive and tiresome activity. In other words, social gaming is an exercise in modern slavery, only nobody feeds you or provides a shelter for you to sleep in.