Move over World of Warcraft (WoW) players with your big MPQ files. The massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) market is getting more crowded with kid- and family-friendly games rather than evil characters. Hello Legos!
Yukari Iwatani Kane, writing in Thursday's Wall Street Journal, writes that "a wave of new multiplayer games targeted at families and children is about to hit the market." Defeat evil? How about speeding around a race track or becoming a master chef. Good bye World of Warcraft, hello Lightening McQueen and the World of Cars Online from Disney (debuting late summer). Kane writes that "by broadening audiences to children and younger teens, the industry hopes to more than double the market for online multiplayer games over the next 5 years." With Sony and Disney going into this big time, don't bet against it.
Along with these games come big files, big updated files, deleted files, and heavily fragmented drives.
Defrag WoW and your MPQ files? Of course -- many of the 11.5 million players do that today.
Defrag your Pirates of the Caribbean and Club Penguin files for better performance? Yes, those too.