Economics Posts

Total Cost of Gaming, part 2

June 16, 2016

Topics: Economics Games

In “The Total Cost of Gaming, Part 1” I discussed why game industry needs to do a better job understanding the Total Cost of Gaming (TCoG). You might…

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Total Cost of Gaming, part 1

June 22, 2015

Topics: Economics Games

While traveling in Europe I’ve learned (the hard way) that the cost of downloading a game can easily equal or exceed the cost of the game itself.

The price of…

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Digital Water Empires

December 31, 2014

Topics: Software Economics

I’ve been running future trends exercises lately and want to discuss a similarity between the ancient Roman and Egyptian Empires and modern software companies like Facebook, Google and others.

Most…

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Virtual Scarcity, Media, and the post Gutenberg Era

July 11, 2014

Topics: Economics Media

The past few days have seen a debate on the intertubes about the future of music and album sales. I spent a lot of thought-time on this subject a few…

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