Live Gamer Advisory Board Member, Vili Lehdonvirta Featured In Newsweek
Vili Lehdonvirta, member of Live Gamer’s advisory board and economic sociologist at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology was recently featured in Newsweek. In an article titled “Why Behavioral Economics Love Online Games” David Lyons explores the booming business of virtual goods in online games like Pet Society, Farmville, Mafia Wars, Eve Online, and much more.
One interesting piece of data that Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of Playfish shares is that the company sells 90 million items a day through its 12 different games.
Lead economist of CCP, Eyjólfur Gudmagnusson is also quoted in the piece regarding his role in Eve’s Online economy. Both Vili Lehdonvirta and Eyjólfur Gudmagnusson recently shared the floor at GDC (Game Developers Conference) during Live Gamer’s VCON 2010 on the panel The New ARPPU Playbook, Cont’t. Dev-onomics: Economics 101 for Game Designers.
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