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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How Online Gaming’s Expanding Market Share Will Improve the Gaming Industry

1_61_second_life_beach_girls A recent TNS report shows online gaming is growing its market share when compared with console games, but still falls short of current generation consoles by a fair margin.

The continuing growth of online gaming means big things for future releases, and shows that major bottlenecks in cost and technology may finally be over.

Pixels and Policy investigates just what the report means for the future of the gaming industry.

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