… and Age of Conan, for that matter. EA announced during their earnings call that Star Wars: The Old Republic had sold over 2 million boxes and had 1.7 million subscribed players, beating EA’s internal projections. A lot of sources took that at face value as a great result, but was it? Let’s look at … Continue reading
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What Proportion of Games Actually Get Completed By Players?
One area I’ve been curious on for a while is what proportion of players actually complete the games they play. A lot of attention gets put on games about how their narrative sophistication is evolving and how players love playing for the story they uncover, but all of that is so much puffery if the … Continue reading
Gentlemen Exclude Women From Gaming For Their Own Protection
One news story doing the rounds is a Battlefield 3 launch event in Texas that has banned women from attending. Initially it was on the grounds of not wanting to expose women to “immature, misogynistic male-gamers” before unashamedly backpedalling revising their position to the event being a “gentleman’s retreat“. Others have addressed the matter more … Continue reading