‘Value’ of MMO games


The Ancient Gaming Noob has weighed in on a topic started by Keen this week on the value of gaming. The conversation has focused on monetary values and finding non-gaming comparisons like Starbucks coffees or cinema tickets. Monetisation of gaming is no new topic of discussion, the MMORPG genre has iterated over the years over several different models for encouraging us to part with our money.

For me this debate over whether games should be £X or $Y misses a much broader definition of value, of special relevance to the online and MMO gaming spaces. I can’t share a coffee regularly with close friends who live in a different part of the country, or even abroad, nor can I go to the cinema with them without organising well in advance. But I can play online with them on a basis whenever the time presents with little notice. The convenient connectivity…

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