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Microcosms – Rise of the Gaming Portals

Posted Thu, Sep 23, 2010 by Medawky

Free-to-play gaming has begun to shape the future of MMO gaming, but could its biggest trend, the multi-game portal, have its roots in one of the oldest names in the biz? Join Jason “Medawky” Bolton this week as he looks at the major players in free-to-play publishing, where they are going and surprisingly, where they came from.

Gaming portals are quickly becoming a defining part of the free-to-play industry as they provide both value and security. Gamers who become comfortable and trusting with a publisher will find it increasingly easy to check out all their available games, especially when they can take their currency with them from game to game. Anything that gives players greater flexibility and choice in how they spend their money is always a good thing in my book.
Step through the portal.

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