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Lessons From The Virtual Felt

Posted Jun 15, 2009 by Dana Massey

Lessons From The Virtual Felt

In this Monday's edition of The Free Zone, Richard Aihoshi looks at the online poker genre and what some MMOs can or have learned from it. Specifically, free to play ones.

As gamers, we tend to forget there are millions of computers we would consider obsolete that still serve other people's needs quite adequately. If the users of such elderly hardware want to play online poker, they can. It's very easy to knock the sites for not having even current-generation graphics, never mind advanced. In fact, few are even 3D. What they are is as accessible as possible so anyone who wants to play can.

How does this relate to F2Ps? Well, do all of the millions who play them have gamer-quality PCs? When people decide to try MMOGs for the first time, will they upgrade in order to run the latest hot release, or will they simply try something that the PCs they have will handle?

Read it all here.


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