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Just as this year's gaming conference season is beginning to wind down, we start to receive news of next year's events already. Last Straw Productions has just announced the third annual Independent MMO Game Developers Conference will be held in Las Vegas, NV on April 17th through the 19th, 2009. Th...

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I've been thinking recently about loss. Having been incredibly lucky with my own brush with the possibility of losing my World of Warcraft characters, I got to thinking. Not only about what I would have done if things hadn't worked out for me, but about how loss works in MMOs today. Last week, Gabri...

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Or: The Grandfather of MUDs talks the Mother of all MMOs Earlier in the year this blogger had the chance to attend the Independent MMO Game Developer's Conference, the second annual event held in Minneapolis, MN. A number of luminaries in the field made an appearance, such as Scott Hartsman (former ...

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It's always a little odd to hear someone talk about gaming as 'hardcore' or 'casual' because it is, after all, still just game. When we log out of the game and turn off our computers, we've come to the same place no matter if we spent our time clearing Karazhan at record speed, or spent it in a tav...

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It's the eternal debate: hardcore vs. casual. Which one are you? Game developers are at a pinnacle moment now where they need to decide which is their target audience. Many have made attempts at covering both sides of the coin, and even fewer have succeeded. But recently it's become more an issue of...

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After the success of IMGDC 1.0 (the Indie MMO Game developers conference) in Minneapolis in April, things are moving forward again for the 2008 session of IMGDC 2.0 at the end of March. The conference will take place in Minneapolis again, at the Minneapolis Convention Center from March 29-30. Early ...

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