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MMO Week in Review: GDC Online's business model battle


At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. If you missed a big MMO or WoW Insider story last week, you've come to the right post.

F2P is the "platform of the future!" No, F2P is "entertainment socialism" that preys on the mentally ill! The participants in this year's GDC Online in Austin, Texas, didn't exactly solve the business model problems posed by the modern MMO industry, but they sure did provoke some passionate commentary from the folks at home.

Massively's GDC Online reporters heard from notables like John Smedley, Raph Koster, Ultima Forever's Paul Barnett, SWTOR's Damion Schubert, Guild Wars 2's Cameron Dunn, and SOE's Linda Carlson; slaughtered zombies in The War Z; took a peek at World of Warplanes, Age of Wushu, and Otherland; and raised their eyebrows at the results of the Developer's Choice awards.

Read on for a look at this week's other top MMO stories.

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