Aug 092011

Group Stealth, Harry Potter-Style

The whole crew is back together this week – Carla, Kathy, and Roxanne review the new videos and how they’re starting to look like they’ve been directed by Michael Bay. We also delve into the good, bad, and ugly of microtransactions.

FACT OR FICTION: Can you pick out the confirmed fact from the tall tales?  This week’s host challenge involves the Jedi Consular companion, stealth, and blaster colors.

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Jul 152011

This week’s Extra Credits tackles the dreaded beast: microtransactions. James Portnow tells us why we should not necessarily be afraid of microtransactions, and what conditions must be met for microtransactions to exist in an MMO. He even dares to argue that they can improve an MMO.  Are you listening, BioWare?

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Nov 092010

BioWare isn’t saying what direction they’re going to go when it comes to payment models for SWTOR, but there are plenty of game companies out there who aren’t shy about giving their advice.  IGN reported that at the London Games Conference, Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz said that EA and BioWare will never make money on SWTOR unless they embrace microtransactions. Continue reading »

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