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Economics of Gaming – Microtransactions

Recently, a few of my friends confused micro-transactions with downloadable content. Generally, downloadable content is a game extension, including new maps, characters, story-missions, and can run anywhere from a dollar to as much at $30. Microtransactions involve paying small to moderate fees to enhance an existing experience, occasionally in the form of a new weapon […]

GAMA Trade Show  2013 Report 5

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 5

More gaming goodness below…. Educational Insights “Nowhere to Go” is a quick game with some strategy that is perfect for children, but playable by adults as well.   Two fedora wearing miniatures block paths using the gray marble-like tokens of each other until one has nowhere to move, thereby losing. I got in a complete […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 4

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 4

Today we begin with:   Zvezda Zvezda is a Russian model/gaming company with an interesting line of very cheap ($3.95) models and some large miniature-combat board games.  Their new release is an age of sail game called “”Armada Invencible.” This will release at Gen Con 2013 for a $69.95 MSRP.   The ships come disassembled, […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 3

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 3

The quest continues with…   Privateer Press June brings a stand-alone expansion for “Level 7″ entitled “Level 7: Lockdown”  ($31.99 MSRP) Lockdown follows those poor souls that failed to escape before the doors locked and now must journey deeper into the mysterious, and very dangerous facility to escape.  Assuming that is not enough subterranean horror […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 2

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 2

The adventure continues!   Cryptozoic   Batman: Arkham City Escape board game is the board game implementation of the Arkham City video game.       This head-to-head game pits Batman against a horde of villains seeking freedom beyond  Arkham City. Villains slowly march towards the bottom of the board while the Batman player moves […]

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 1

GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 1

GTS 2013 is over and I survived! After two days of seminars, meetings and exhibitor floor haunting I now stand ready to pass on the highlights of my trip. Before I get into specifics I feel the need to share a few observations about the show. Though the exhibitor count was similar to last year […]

Economics of Gaming – Downloadable Content

I recently teased on my company’s Facebook page that DEM’s next book, NeuroSpasta will have DRM which will result in either the digital book deleting itself or the physical book bursting into flames after it’s been read seven times. The economics of video games has been under considerable fire recently, with most of warheads focused […]

Trask Speaks: Monster size Star Trek attack wing.  Booyah! #wizk...

Trask Speaks: Monster size Star Trek attack wing. Booyah! #wizk…

Monster size Star Trek attack wing. Booyah! #wizkids http://t.co/rU4QhHsCNN

Dias Ex Machina and Mophidius Games Sponsoring My GAMA Trade Show Coverage!

Dias Ex Machina and Mophidius Games Sponsoring My GAMA Trade Show Coverage!

I am thrilled to announce that Dias Ex Machina and Mophidius Games are sponsoring my coverage of the GAMA Trade Show 2013! As a fan of both companies I hope to justify their faith in me with great coverage of all the latest game releases and prototypes at the show. If you like my coverage, […]

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