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GDC Summer 2020: Quantic’s 400K-gamer motivation model

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Quantic Foundry's Nick Yee gave a lecture at GDC Summer 2020 yesterday showing how the analytics firm's massive amount of data can be...

What’s the biggest MMO in the world? That’s OK – this video doesn’t know either

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Redditor u/SanctuaryZ attracted attention on several gaming subs this week for his visualization video attempting to track the most popular MMORPGs ever from...

For Science: Steam just told on itself with its new games performance analysis

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Steam has long been regarded as a pit of doom, loaded with asset flips and scams, where where indies go to die and MMO...
Might as well jump.

Phantasy Star Online 2 looks back at its closed beta for some statistics

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The open beta for Phantasy Star Online 2 is just around the corner, but the game did have its first beta test already, and...
Money talks, but what it says isn't engaging sometimes.

EVE Online releases its monthly economic report for April 2019

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It is possible that you are not the target audience for the EVE Online monthly economic report. If you aren't looking forward to...

Hey Alexa, where’s Blind Mary? Activision and Amazon put game advice on personal assistants

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Among hardcore MMORPG players, particularly vets of a certain age, there's a longstanding grudge against the shift toward being able to look up every...

EVE Fanfest 2018: CCP Games has big plans for data collection and machine learning

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Every day in the sandbox of New Eden, several hundred thousand EVE Online players perform millions of unseen actions. Every item manufactured, module...

GDC 2018: Yokozuna, big game data, and the future of MMO monetization

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GDC isn't E3. It isn't PAX. It's not even what I think stereotypical gamers can appreciate. But I think the Massively OP crowd...

EVE Online sunsets legacy APIs, delivers December economic report, and talks next week’s patch

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May 8th, 2018. This date is important for players and community developers who are using older versions of EVE Online's API, as those...

SuperData predicts huge gains for virtual reality over the next four years

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SuperData was rather famously quoted all throughout the industry at the end of 2016 following its research-backed proclamation that virtual reality was the...
We were the kings and queens of promise.

Superdata’s July 2016 data show Guild Wars 2 surging, Pokemon Go on top

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Superdata's July report on online gaming revenues is in, and there are some predictable bits and some surprises. On the P2P MMO front,...

Superdata: WoW, Lineage, SWTOR, TERA, and Blade & Soul top April P2P online games revenues

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Superdata has a new seasonal report out on the state of the digital games market. The research firm's April figures show that

Massively Overthinking: Let’s play with the Gamer Motivation Model

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Over the winter holidays, we wrote about game analytics consulting firm Quantic Foundry, which has published what it calls its "Gamer Motivation...

The Daily Grind: Will you Kickstart any video games in the new year?

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A recent piece on Gamesindustry.biz posits that while there the crowdfunding "bubble" hasn't burst, the crowdfunding scene, at least insofar as video games, is...

Massively Overthinking: On the popularity of the MMORPG genre

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This week's Massively Overthinking comes from Kickstarter donor Syllable, who wonders, "Why do you think MMOs are not as popular as they were few years...

BioWare’s analytics manager talks SWTOR stats and their effect on design

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If you've ever been curious about how data analytics impacts MMO design decisions, a new interview at SWTOR Network is worth your time.
Something to (shadow) crow about.

WoW Token prices fall on the first day of operation

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Have you been holding on to your hat during the first day of WoW Token sales? Did you think that 30,000 gold was a...

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