More Reviews
REVIEWS Faster Than Light: Advanced Edit Review
FTL's Advanced Edition is a natural fit for the iPad. But whatever platform you're playing on, the new content adds depth and variety.

Kinect Sports Rivals Review
It's been far too long since Microsoft's Xbox consoles had a Kinect-only title. Is the wait worth it?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sniper Elite 3 Preview
Sending bullets through the hate.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Release date: Out Now

Trials Fusion
Release date: Out Now

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14


LATEST FEATURES Ouya's Best Games Coming to the Platform
The Kickstarter console is slowly establishing itself with a couple of creative gems on the way.

Tips for The Elder Scrolls Online: The Vestige's Guide
Just a handful of ways to keep yourself from dying.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP danielrbischoff
Peace in the Era of Call of Duty
By danielrbischoff
Posted on 04/15/14
In a world dominated by violent media, Americans are no more eager to go to war than they were in the 1980s or the 1960s or the 1940s. Hasn't it always been someone else's problem? The overwhelming majority would rather go on thinking it had nothing to do with them and there...

DAILY MANIFESTO

Day 1 at Gamania: A Second Opinion

Posted on Wednesday, September 7 @ 18:12:00 Eastern by Josh_Laddin
I can't remember the last time I was awake at 7:30 in the morning. I also can't remember the last time I drank that many different types of booze over one dinner. Gamania, you've got some evil geniuses in your PR department. Yesterday (which is still technically today back in the States, I guess) was a whirlwind blur of food, booze, food, gaming, and food. Did I mention food?


 

After breakfast in the hotel, we took the bus down to a traditional Taiwanese lunch place where we had lots of dumplings and soup. That includes dumplings with soup in them, which should be very familiar to any of our Asian readers. After that it was off to Gamania headquarters where we stopped... at their in-house cafe. Are you starting to see a pattern here?

After a delicious banana latte, it was time to actually talk video games. Gamania is a serious powerhouse over here, with a huge HQ and tons of cool projects going on. They had a very CIA-interrogation looking room where they conduct studies on gamers playing their MMOs behind one-way reflective mirrors, designed to track players' eye movements while they are unaware that they're being watched.

The earthquake-proof server room looked like something right out of the USS Enterprise circa TNG. Then we got a chance to watch Gamania's own in-house E-sports team, the Gama Bears, play some intense Starcraft II and Counter-Strike Online matches. I took footage of renowned SC2 pro, Sen, deep in a match, from right over his shoulder. He didn't even notice we were there - like some super gaming version of a Buckingham Palace guard (sans the funny hats).

Then we went to the Taiepei 101, second tallest building in the world, for dinner and... well, it's kind of hazy from that point on. The restaurant was amazing, but there was way too much food and an endless stream of our Taiwanese hosts coming by to take shots with the table. I think when I started drinking this thing, whatever it was, is the point where I started to lose track of everything:



And last but not least, I was able to try a beer float for the first time ever. No, I didn't leave out the "root"; this was a turbulent concoction of ice cream and terrible Taiwanese Draft beer. Fuckin' disgusting - although I do imagine if you made it with Guiness it would taste delicious. I know what I'm trying when I get home!



comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution