This is the recording from my live cast with Game Economist Ramin Shokrizade. For this week, we talked about what it means to introduce microtransactions into f2p games.

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PP Monetization 2

For this week’s cast, I spoke with noted Game Economist Ramin Shokrizade on the growth of monetization in the game industry, and how it impacted MMOs, free to play games, games as a service, and a lot more.

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South park Phone destroyer 1

Who would have guessed that the South Park IP would become a new hit RPG franchise. After the surprising success of The Stick of Truth, we got the Fractured But Whole and Phone Destroyer this year. Despite a perfect use of the IP, South Park Phone Destroyer fails to avoid the monetization traps that have plagued mobile games before it, and for me sinks what would be an otherwise great concept.

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Today’s Critical Thought looks at using limited time content in video games. Locking content or forcing the player to play on the game’s schedule is one of my least favorite systems.

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