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A video game community for grown ups in Southeast Asia

 A videogame community for grown-ups in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia.

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We're just getting started

2012.

It's been a bit of a journey, but it's been worth it. We've held our ground against capitalist American pig-dogs, murderous Russian terrorists, fascist Nazi invaders, strange cartoon bad guys with military weaponry, strange cartoon bad guys with bows and axes, mutants, aliens, man-eating animals, giants, trolls, supervillains, Japanese warlords, and spaceships that shoot six million bullets per second at you. Among other things. Also, those fucking Creepers.

More importantly, in the past few months, we've faced all those things and maintained a strong and cohesive community. A huge thank you to everyone for playing, participating, and just plain being you in our chatroom and Mumble server. You guys are what make OMGeek work. Pats on the back and all that.

We're just getting started, though; we've got a lot planned for 2012! Here's what you can expect in the coming weeks:

I can't speak for The Old Republic just yet, but it seems like you guys are getting all organized for that game as well.

All that sounds pretty good to me! You know, on the same day last year, I was just some random shmuck who played L4D in single player mode because I couldn't round up enough people for a session. Today, I'm still a random shmuck--but I have defended the Hilltop on Caspian Border with my buddies. I have cowered under a piece of rock in Fallen Fighters with my comrades. I have defended dungeons with my party. I have foiled Inferno's plans (for the last tiiiime!) with mah Renegades. I have even cut across a serene park in Stilwater in a stolen police car driven by my buddy INQUE while playing as Valve Software Managing Director Gabe Newell with Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" blaring in the background. AND I HAVE THE PIC TO PROVE IT.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg for this community. Thanks guys. Here's to good friends, good games, and more awesome online experiences in 2012!

Monday AAR - New Friends and a New World to Explore

Happy Monday, everyone!

We've had a very eventful week, with new OMGeeks joining up from all over Southeast Asia. It's great to see so many new names in the chatroom. If you haven't done so yet, drop by so we can all get acquainted. Is good idea, yes?

Here's what's been happening this past week:

    • New friends: Welcome to all of our new signups! We're very happy to have you onboard, and for all the guys who were present during yesterday's games, thank you for making things so fun. We value your presence and we want to know each and every one of you, so why don't you introduce yourself in our newbies thread, and visit the chatroom? We'll be very glad if you did.

    • Skirmish Sunday: Yesterday was officially our second Skirmish Sunday, and with a new and improved doctrine (with new and improved squad names), we totally felt more confident about running out there into the thick of it while yelling all sorts of mil-porn catchphrases: "Force Two advancing to Echo--Force One, I suggest you move up to hold the Charlie-Delta line." LIKE A BOSS. Cue dead-serious military-sounding orchestra music in the background. All in all, great matches.

    • Tabula Rasa: We also relaunched our Minecraft server yesterday. We are now hosting Minecraft 1.0! We celebrated by pulling a God to wipe all our precious building projects out of existence. We quickly formed a new settlement though, and in a fit of selfish pride, I took a screenshot of the awesome gravity-defying bridge I made and placed it up there for all to see. Join our Minecraft server, claim some land, and help us tame the cuboid savagery of Mother Nature!

    • Vidya of our vidya: We put up some gameplay footage from a few weeks ago. You can watch the video here!

    • Requeiscat in Pace: We might be giving away a Steam copy of Assassin's Creed Revelations on December 14, 2011! All we need are three more donors to support OMGeek to activate the raffle. If you like the community, you could help us pay for the servers and the site, and get a chance to win a game!

This past week has been very good to us. Here's to more great gaming experiences for Southeast Asia!

The State of OMGeek

[OMGk] Not-so-ninja update: Fragnetics released its server pricing for BF3 soon after I published this post. I had to close the tab upon seeing the astronomical pricing to avoid an acute aneurysm. I'm very disappointed. Go on. Click on the link. I'll make it open in a new tab for you.

Rest assured that nothing will stop the OMGeek Battlefield 3 server from going live. We're working on a solution at this very moment.

 

It's serious time, gamingfriends, and as you can see, I have my poker face on. Today, we're not going to talk about time travel, mutant penguins, or lesbian mermaids. Today, I'm going to share some things about OMGeek, our community, and the direction we plan to go in the future. Mike did a post about the state of gaming in Southeast Asia yesterday. Now, we're switching objective lenses and zooming in to see just the OMGeek side of things.

Farewell, Sweet Princes You might have noticed that we have dropped the Red Orchestra 2 server. We're also closing down our Terraria server very soon. The reason is simple and quite obvious, really: no one has been playing these games. There's just not enough demand for them. We also want to make way for the games that we ourselves want to play: Minecraft and the mighty Battlefield 3. We'll bring Terraria back if there's enough demand for the game. We did listen to you guys about Minecraft and its many virtues.

I'm not saying that we're forgetting all about Red Orchestra 2 altogether! Surely, RO2 vets will know the infinite satisfaction of shooting Fritz in the nuts. Provided that we can get a sizeable group organized for a game, we can still play online. gamers.com.sg continues to host Red Orchestra 2.

I will be Advising You Now Battlefield 3 is still coming out, last I checked. We will be hosting a server for it, no question, but there's still the issue of from whom. We'll be very transparent with this, as we are with all things. Fragnetics is our most likely choice. The only thing holding us back is their elusive server pricing for Battlefield 3, which up to the time of this writing still hasn't been released.

Now, Look to the Right, and Scroll Up a Little Yes, we have started placing ads on the site. A project like Omgeek doesn't come cheap, and we've been paying out of our own pockets to support the site and the servers. Omgeek is a Labor of Love! A little revenue-generating service helps a lot to recoup [some of] our losses and continue to provide a quality community and gaming experience for everyone.

No, we haven't "sold out". And I'm not quite sure if we've sold in, either. Uhh, what was the question, again?

We Welcome Your Help If, out of the kindness of your heart, you'd like to show your support to OMGeek, we are accepting donations! There's a big orange button under the words "Support OMGeek" over there on the right. There's no obligation, no minimum amount, and no begging. Give if you like what we're doing. We will be very grateful.

Donations aren't the only way to help, however. The easiest and arguably the best way to help the community is to spread the word. Tell your gamer friends about OMGeek, and tell them to tell their gamer friends to check us out too. Tell your girlfriend. Tell your grandma. Any level-headed individual who appreciates pc games is welcome in the OMGeek community.

We'd also appreciate some feedback about the articles we've been putting out. What kinds of articles do you enjoy? Which ones did you hate? Do you want to propose to ban me from using keyboards forever? We'll listen and respond to all your thoughts.

Finally, here's one last request for all of you who wish to show your support: turn off your ad-blocker. We only get paid if people see and read the ads. We try our best to monitor the types of ads that we host so that they will always be appropriate and interesting to you, so don't worry! This is a tiny gesture of support that anyone can do, and it goes a long way.

And That's All She Wrote I'll get off my soapbox for now, but I hope you learned a little something about the stuff going on inside OMGeek today. Hey, read our About page if you can spare a couple more minutes. Thanks for your attention, everyone. I shall get back to those lesbian mermaids very soon.

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