It’s been an interesting few weeks for gaming. We saw the announcement of Google’s game streaming service, Stadia, and then Apple’s subscribe-to-access game service, Apple Arcade. The services differ, but they get to the same basic place: pay a flat fee and get access to all these games. Google and Apple are not the only players in this space. Amazon is rumored to be developing a service; Microsoft has a similar service, and so does Sony. There are other services out there, but for ease of discussion, I’m going to focus on Google and Apple. This movement isn’t all the rainbows and sunshine that these huge corporations make it out to be. There are concerns about what this means for gaming as monetization impacts gameplay. But first, let’s establish who’s paying – and who’s getting paid. Who’s paying? I’m basing this on speculation because there aren’t many details out there yet for Apple Arcade or Google Stadia. If … [Read more...] about Lawful Neutral: The future of MMO game design in a streaming gaming world
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The EVE Online community is aflame this week after alliance leader gigX was permanently banned for making threats of real-life violence against another player following possibly the biggest betrayal in EVE history. Some players don’t want to accept that gigX crossed a serious line and deserves his ban, and others have been asking why The Mittani’s similar actions in 2012 resulted in only a temporary ban. CCP’s official stance is that its policies have become stricter since 2012, but it’s still not entirely clear exactly where the line is drawn. Another side to the debate is that the internet itself has evolved over EVE‘s 14-year lifespan, and a lot of toxic behaviour that was accepted or commonly overlooked on the early internet is now considered totally unacceptable. Many of us have grown from a bunch of anonymous actors playing roles in fantasy game worlds to real people sharing our lives and an online hobby with each other, and antisocial behaviour is … [Read more...] about EVE Evolved: How much toxic, antisocial behaviour should MMOs tolerate?
Several conversations I saw after our report on the new RMT mounts in Guild Wars 2 got me thinking about how the MMO community uses the word whale. I had used the word to refer to the kind of person who buys a ton of RNG-based lockboxes to get every last one of the shiny bits and bobs within, but the reality is that anyone who pays a respectable flat fee for a purely cosmetic upgrade has also been hooked on some sort of fishing rod or other, even if it’s not a harpoon. So let’s consider the numbers behind the terminology in this week’s Massively Overthinking. How much money spent makes you an MMO whale? Does it apply only to cosmetics or lockboxes? When does the “whale” term kick in for people who buy early access, collector editions, or 10 expansion boxes over the course of an MMO’s life? Are most gamers more properly dolphins or something in 2018? Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): There’s no hard number for me. In fact, for me, I … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: How much money spent makes you an MMO whale?
Update (1st Aug, 2016): Some images not working. We'll get them up and running in no time. Recently we shared the details of our fundraising campaign on how we successfully raised 632k$ in angel investment. Continuing in the same vein we reveal exactly how we went about setting up our brand new office (and the cost analysis). Right from the choice of the building location to which motivational posters are put up on the walls. Why share this? Because no one else does. If someone before us had then that information and experience would have been immensely helpful to us. It would have at least given a heads up on what to expect and which areas to tread carefully or pay special attention to. Fun fact: All the photos in this post were taken with smartphones. Not because we could not afford a decent camera but because some of us took on this task as a challenge. However, our amateur photography is in no way a reflection of our product’s competency 😀 The start of an … [Read more...] about What and How Much it Takes to Build an Office in the Indian Capital? The AdPushup Story
Home » Make Money Online » Bloggers Income Report December 2016: How Much Money Do Top Bloggers Make Bloggers income report is one of my favorite things. Whenever I stumble upon various blogs, I always search for income reports to find out their income sources. And I know, many people are as interested as me to find out the income reports of other bloggers. After all, we all are really curious about knowing others income streams, it gives us enough boost to take blogging as a challenge to make some real money online. If you’ve been searching for bloggers income report, don’t search anywhere else on the Internet, I made this guide a one stop place to figure out others bloggers income reports. So bookmark the post and share it with your friends to know how much fun it is to make money blogging. Making money online and generating a residual income stream is what many full time bloggers strive for. Even though these bloggers are figuring out how to handle … [Read more...] about Top Bloggers Income Report December 2016: How Much They Earn?