標題: Cash Trade in Free-to-Play Online Games
作者: Lin, Holin
Sun, Chuen-Tsai
教育研究所
Institute of Education
關鍵字: cash trade for virtual goods;free-to-play;magic circle;fairness;commercialization of digital media
公開日期: 1-五月-2011
摘要: The rapidly expanding ''free-to-play'' online game payment model represents a huge shift in digital game commercialization, with cash payments for virtual items increasingly recognized as central to ''free game'' participation. In this article, the authors look at implications of this trend for gameplay experiences (especially in terms of immersion, fairness, and fun) and describe a fundamental shift in player self-perceptions as consumers rather than members of a gaming community. This change is occurring at a time when the line separating game and physical worlds is becoming less distinct. The new business model entails a subtle but significant reduction in consumer rights awareness, which explains why some members of the greater gaming community are negotiating a new sense of fairness and arriving at a new consensus regarding legitimate gameplay.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1555412010364981
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/17
ISSN: 1555-4120
DOI: 10.1177/1555412010364981
期刊: GAMES AND CULTURE
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
起始頁: 270
結束頁: 287
顯示於類別:期刊論文


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