Free-to-Play Developers Drive Boom in Virtual Commerce

According to the industry news source GamesBeat – an offshoot of VentureBeat – cash transactions for virtual goods are booming, with pay-to-play MMORPG's like World of Warcraft surprisingly knocked out of first place by a surprise challenger.

Pixels and Policy explores the stats behind the claim, and why the biggest commercial growth isn't in the big-name worlds you might imagine.

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Esquire’s December Issue Attempts “Augmented Reality Reading”

091029-esquire-01 Back in September, Pixels and Policy took a look at the multiple ways augmented reality was creeping into areas as diverse as consumer electronics and space travel.

Now Esquire wants in on the fun, and they've taken augmented reality in an interesting new direction: As a platform for jokes, movie clips, and high-end advertising.

We take a look at the December issue, and why augmented reality might not have a bright future in magazines just yet.

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