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Two very smart people talk about free-to-play

Two very smart people talk about free-to-play

Free-to-play games are usually demonized, but there's almost never a conversation about whether or not the people who pay for these games enjoy them. The conversation seems to center around the idea that the people who pay for free-to-play games, or the more negatively named "pay-to-win" games are doing so almost against their will. Maybe they're just enjoying the damned things and don't mind paying for that fun.

This interview doesn't really come to any conclusions, but it's two smart people talking about a monetization strategy that's only going to become more popular as time goes on. It's an interesting read, and I'd love to hear your thoughts on both sides of the discussion.