Why WoW Players Should Switch to WAR

5 10 2008

This is a great article to read if you’re even a teensy bit interested in Warhammer Online.

I really want to give this game a try, but as of yet I have not.  Has anyone out there played it that can tell me their thoughts?





#14 – Gamer Lounge Episode – Bridge Over Troubled Water

29 09 2008

My sister and I temporarily take the reigns on this episode and talk about the new iPods, Chuck, Fracture, Warhammer Online, House, CSI Miami, and Larry Bear.   Also, a new hard drive, Apple microphone and how iTunes makes me an honest man.

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#13 – Gamer Lounge Episode – Touchy Apprentices

23 09 2008

It’s finally here!  A new episode featuring both Larry and I!  If I do say so myself, this is our best episode yet.  We wrote out some notes to follow during the show, things flow smoothly, and there were no sound hiccups that I could find.

Some topics are Spore: Origins and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for the iPod touch/iPhone, free MMO subscription models, Diablo 3 before Starcraft 2, Wrath of the Lich King release date, Warhammer Online, Smallville, Marble Blast Ultra, Star Wars TV series, Larry’s new mac, and more!

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Did I mention we actually had a little bit of viewer/listener input this time?  I read one of the comments on the blog dealing with the free subscription model.  That could be you next time!  So leave a comment or send an email to gamerloungepodcast@gmail.com





Can WoW Be Free Now?

17 09 2008

I found THIS ARTICLE to be interesting indeed.  The juicy part of this article is that Blizzard announced that over the last five years it has only cost them $200 million in upkeep.  Now at first glance this looks like a lot, but let’s put things into perspective.  5 years is 60 months.  World of Warcraft currently has something like 10 million subscribers (I think it’s actually about 12 mil now) paying about $15 a month.  (They can pay $1 or $2 less if they pay for multiple months at a time)

So this is about $150 million they are making a month.  150*60=9000.  So they’ve made $9 billion dollars from monthly fees alone.  So in other words, only about 1% goes to upkeep.  Interesting.

Update: Let’s look at something else, shall we?  How many subscribers, paying $15 a month, would they need to break even after five years?  Well, $200 million divided by the 60 months is about $3, 333, 333.33.  Not divide this by $15 (for the monthly fee), and you get 222,222.22 which would round to 222,223 subscribers.  They currently have more than 10 million.  I’d say they did Ok.

Now let’s look at one final thing.  What if they took a method like Guild Wars did and only charged for the main game and expansions.  Well, $50*$10 million gives you $500 million.  Then you can pretty much double that considering the Burning Crusade expansion pack.  Again, looks like they would be Ok.  Hmmm…it does seem like the subscription model isn’t necessary.





#8 – The Gamer Lounge Episode – E3 Wonders!

16 07 2008

In this episode Larry and I talk about Wall-E, Journey to the Center of the Earth, iPhone/iPod applications, and tons of stuff from E3!

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#7 – The Gamer Lounge Episode – Oversea Journey!

9 07 2008

This is one of those times where I just could not think of a good image to search for. Instead I just searched for “fat bulldog.” This is the result! 😀

In this episode Johan (From Sweden!) joins us and we talk about everything from EVE Online to Hancock to gas prices. It’s worth a peek! Just to warn you though, you might have to turn up your computer/.mp3 player’s volume to hear Larry at certain points.

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*Sorry that I haven’t been updating the blog as much lately. I’ve been a bit busy!*

EDIT: Want to check out our guest’s show? Come see it HERE! It’s in Swedish by the way!





#3 – The Gamer Lounge Episode – World of Kung Fui!

11 06 2008

I stand alone in this episode talking about everything from MMOs to Kung Fu Panda. It’s really worth a listen! Be sure to email your thoughts to gamerloungepodcast@gmail.com!

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EDIT: I forgot to add a web video of the week! 😯 I’ll try to get one up in the next couple days.