Economics

08.25.15
Explore the world's economy in Harvard's trippy 3D map
08.25.15

Explore the world's economy in Harvard's trippy 3D map

Harvard wants to help make sense of the world economy through a trippy, interactive 3D map.

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02.09.15
Valve just opened its virtual item economy to all Steam games
02.09.15

Valve just opened its virtual item economy to all Steam games

Like virtual hats? Valve certainly does. The company behind gaming classics like Half-Life and Por...

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03.30.14
EVE Evolved: Mining is broken, but it can be fixed
03.30.14

EVE Evolved: Mining is broken, but it can be fixed

Mining has a reputation for being the most boring activity in EVE Online, but it's always filled a...

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01.22.14
MMO Mechanics: Balancing game economies
01.22.14

MMO Mechanics: Balancing game economies

Most players won't need an economics degree to play an MMO, but strong mechanical forces under the...

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10.17.13
Ask Massively: The dilemma of the free-to-play sandbox
10.17.13

Ask Massively: The dilemma of the free-to-play sandbox

Reader Sharvis recently emailed the Massively Speaking podcast with a question I felt deserved more...

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05.21.13
The Soapbox: Diablo III's auction house ruined the game
05.21.13

The Soapbox: Diablo III's auction house ruined the game

After his departure from the Diablo III development team, Game Director Jay Wilson released a state...

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04.29.13
Virtual world economist says Guild Wars 2's pre-endgame economy 'broken'
04.29.13

Virtual world economist says Guild Wars 2's pre-endgame economy 'broken'

Ever since Guild Wars 2 went live back in August of last year, the state of the game's economy...

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04.13.13
Mark Jacobs on the coming F2P apocalypse
04.13.13

Mark Jacobs on the coming F2P apocalypse

Mark Jacobs isn't jumping on the free-to-play bandwagon like most of his MMO-making contemporarie...

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03.13.13
The Art of Wushu: Winning in market PvP
03.13.13

The Art of Wushu: Winning in market PvP

Last time on the Art of Wushu, I promised I would write on how to sell production crafts. Craftin...

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