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Howard Marks, the CEO of Acclaim, met with MMORPG.com Senior Editor Dana Massey at AGC to discuss future MMORPG business models, 2Moons and 9Dragons. Here is what we learned:
| The day after giving a talk to AGC called Game Over, Howard Marks and I met on the show floor to discuss 9Dragons, 2Moons, Acclaim and future economic models for the MMORPG industry.
In his talk, Marks challenged developers to see the world through his eyes. Marks is a firm believer that the future of MMORPGs is in advertising, just as television and the internet itself have ended up. Through Acclaim, Marks hopes to be at the forefront of this future and has boldly promised that all Acclaims MMORPGs will be pretty much free to play.
There is a slight emphasis on pretty much. The first two major titles 2Moons and 9Dragons are perfect examples.
You can read the full article here.
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