Conduit 2 High Voltage Software Interview

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Repost: Perfect World Entertainment: Interview with Jon Belliss and Craig Beers

When I wrote The Free to Play, Microtransaction Model, I did not expect companies to be contacting me. Pleasantly surprising though, Perfect World Entertainment contacted me and I had a chat with two Product Managers about their titles (Perfect World International and Ether Saga Online) and the Free to Play model. With every person I talk to, this model appears to becoming more prevalent among developers.

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Repost: Interview with CEO Martin Herdina and Dan Taylor of fatfoogoo

As I mentioned in fatfoogoo inks deal with Digital River, I talked with CEO Martin Herdina and Dan Taylor of fatfoogoo. After trudging through the less than stellar recording (my fault for trusting Skype) of the call, I give you the thoughts of both men, who know something about microtransactions and their prediction of this business model that’s starting to get more notice by the video game industry.

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Repost: Inktree and Big FOLD: The Next Step in Gaming Strategy

Some people might remember a little game that released during the holiday season called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Along with that game came the strategy guide, assisting some players on the ins-and-outs.

What some might not have realized was the Limited Edition of that strategy guide included a hands-free tri-fold laminated map guide with the multiplayer maps shown in an aerial view.

The creators of this guide is Inktree and the map peripheral is known as the Big FOLD.

I had a chance to ask CEO Eric Braun some questions about the Big FOLD, how Inktree had their first gaming-specific Big FOLD attached to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the future of Inktree in the video game industry.

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Repost: Interview with mEgo & fatfoogoo: Partners Outside the Gaming World

About three months ago, I had the opportunity to chat with fatfoogoo CEO Martin Herdina and Marketing Manager Dan Taylor about microtransaction and what fatfoogoo does.

Well fatfoogoo has not been sitting around for the last three months as they announced a new partnership with mEgo.com bringing fatfoogoo’s knowledge of all things microtransaction to mEgo’s new avatar store.

This time around I chatted with mEgo’s co-CEO Ariel McNichol and fatfoogoo CEO Martin Herdina. Early thanks to Heather Sorensen for setting up the interview.

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Repost: Vindictus: Prepare for the Next Step

Vindictus is a huge step for Nexon America and the next title for scheduled release along with Dragon Nest. But one main source of interest is with Vindictus‘s use of the Source Engine to power the title.

While Nexon America’s other titles all have a specific visual style, the use of Source brings the free-to-play genre against other MMORPG titles. With a title that will remain free-to-play, what will other publishers do to counteract the argument that free-to-play titles aren’t as good as retail releases?

Vindictus Assistant Producer Chris Gyselinck was nice enough to answer my questions.

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