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MMOS - Selling Lifestyles, Not Just Games

Posted by Neilie Johnson on Apr 27, 2014  | Comments

MMOS - Selling Lifestyles, Not Just Games - World of Warcraft -

Entertainers these days don't seem content to succeed at one thing. It's not enough for Justin Timberlake, Beyonce or Diddy to be pop stars—they've also got to be an actors, clothing designers, restaurateurs, and perfumiers. Making money in the entertainment business just isn't as straightforward as it used to be, so performers have learned to expand their brands beyond products and into lifestyles. Similarly, game makers are realizing if they want to survive, let alone thrive, they too need to expand their commercial and cultural reach.

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Neilie Johnson / Neilie Johnson / Neilie Johnson is a freelance contributor to She's been writing about games since 2005, developing games since 2002, and playing them since the dawn of time. OK not really, but she's pretty sure she's got controllers older than you. Witness her game-related OCD on Twitter @bmunchausen.