MMORPG

MMORPGs and Real Money Transactions: Shifts to F2P Revenue Models

MMORPGs started out subscription only, but I believe with the success of LOTRO and EQ2 in their respective F2P models, that part of a subscription MMORPGs “aging process” will almost always include F2P at some point, depending on how the game does, revenue-wise. On one hand, WoW took many years to reach its current free-play offer (which is still restricted in a lot of ways), whereas SWTOR has only been out eight months and will hit its “F2P” coming of age sooner this Fall.

MMOs and E-Sports – Part 1: Why hasn’t it worked?

E-Sports – The Current Landscape I had a lengthy discussion the other day with a friend of mine with whom I share a common interest in game genres. We are also both fans of watching, but not playing, Starcraft 2. Currently, the biggest games being played as E-Sports are League of Legends, Halo: Reach, Call …

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Guild Wars 2 Release Date: August 28th 2012 and Head Start!

Well folks, Arena.net has finally announced a retail launch date for Guild Wars 2: August 28th, 2012. For those of you who pre-purchased, you’ll be glad to know that you will be getting a three day head start, with access open on August 25th, 2012. If you haven’t bought your copy, you should do it …

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Diablo 3 Release Date – Targeted for Q2 2012

According to a Blizzard slideshow presentation on their 2011 Q4 financial results, they reveal on page 18 that they will be aiming for a Q2 launch for Diablo 3, the latest game in the Diablo franchise. The same slide also reveals that more information will be out for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria on …

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