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Richard Aihoshi has been writing about MMOGs since the mid-1990s, always with a global perspective. He has observed the emergence and growth of the free to play business model from its early days in both hemispheres. This column runs each Monday.

More Consumer Choice, Please

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MMORPG.com Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi uses his column this week to respond to a number of his criticisms and discuss the lack of consumer choice in subscription-based MMOGs.Posted Apr 26, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

A Little MMOG Trivia Quiz

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MMORPG.com's Richard Aihoshi takes a bit of a different spin on his column this week, offering us six questions to test our MMO history knowledge.Posted Apr 19, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

The Old Curiosity Shop

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MMORPG.com columnist Richard Aihoshi devotes his column inches this week to talking about a few things that arouse his curiosity within MMO culture.Posted Apr 12, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Big or Small

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MMORPG.com Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi writes this week's article on budgets in the Free to Play marketplace.Posted Apr 5, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Stocking the Item Shop

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MMORPG.com Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi speaks this week with Mytheon's Chris Rubyor about the different kinds of items put into the game's item shop, and why.Posted Mar 29, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Conventional Thinking

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MMORPG.com's Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi writes this look at MMO concepts that people often take for granted.Posted Mar 22, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Who'da Thunk It?

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MMORPG.com's Richard Aihoshi returns to his Free Zone column this week to talk about three concepts or perceptions about the F2P side of the industry that may not be as true as we think they are.Posted Mar 15, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

A Tale of Two Allods

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MMORPG.com's Free Zone writer Richard Aihoshi examines the history of Allods Online's development, as well as the recent brouhaha surrounding the release of the game's item shop in this latest article.Posted Mar 8, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

It's About Having Fun

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MMORPG.com's Richard Aihoshi dedicates this week's column to recognizing that, in the end, video games are supposed to be about fun first.Posted Mar 1, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Are You an MMOG Snob?

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MMORPG.com's Free Zone writer Richard Aihoshi takes a look this week at MMO snobs.Posted Feb 22, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Can the F2P / Subscription Twain Meet?

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MMORPG.com Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi writes his column this week on the idea of subscription and F2P coming together with a specific look at Istaria's pricing model.Posted Feb 15, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

5, 9, F2P, a Million and More

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MMORPG.com's Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi takes a look at the recent downsizing at Red 5 Studios, Star Trek Online and more in this week's article.Posted Feb 8, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Virtual Goods Sales 2009 and ChinaJoy 2010

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MMORPG.com's Richard Aihoshi has had his ear to the ground in the world of F2P not just here in NA, but around the world. Today, he discusses some of the numbers that have come to light as well as the upcoming ChinaJoy game show.Posted Feb 1, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

SEGA Does Massively Multiplayer... Sort Of

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MMORPG.com Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi uses his column this week to talk about SEGA's forray into the online poker world and what they may mean to the ever-growing segment of that online gaming market.Posted Jan 25, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

DDO and F2P: Lessons Learned

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MMORPG.com Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi takes a look at this year's F2P MMO of the year, Dungeons and Dragons Online and delves more deeply into the lessons learned in the game's transition from P2P to F2P.Posted Jan 18, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Free to Play in 2010, Part Two - What's in a Name?

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Last week, Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi looked at the possibilities for the F2P sector of the MMO genre in the coming year. Today, industry players Sean Kauppinen and Jon Belliss weigh in with their thoughts.Posted Jan 11, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Free to Play in 2010

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MMORPG.com Free Zone Columist Richard Aihoshi explores the possibilities for the free to play business model in the coming year.Posted Jan 4, 2010 by Richard Aihoshi

Year-End Pot Luck

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MMORPG.com columnist Richard Aihoshi files his last column of 2009, taking a look at some of the various subjects that come to mind as the year comes to a close.Posted Dec 28, 2009 by Richard Aihoshi

Some MMOG Core Concepts I'd Like to See More Of

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MMORPG.com columnist Richard Aihoshi writes this week's Free Zone column on different core MMO concepts that he feels could be used more frequently in F2P MMOs and beyond.Posted Dec 21, 2009 by Richard Aihoshi

Stuck in Denial

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MMORPG.com's Richard Ahioshi focuses his attention this week on the denial some players feel toward the F2P side of the MMO market and any possible success it may see.Posted Dec 14, 2009 by Richard Aihoshi