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Gaming News: "Free Crap"
Posted: Tuesday February 28th, 2006 by

Acclaim tanked back in 2004. But, apparently, they're back under new management. Their plan this go 'round is to offer free localized versions of Asian-based "casual" MMOGs.
Source: GameSpot [ more info ]

So, how do you make money with a free MMOG? If you're Acclaim, you adopt an item-based pay model. Translation: you sell in-game items for cash. I know, I feel dirtier just having said it.

It concerns me that Acclaim is resting its hopes on a business model that has not proven itself to be vaible here in the states.

I'd be happy to start taking bets on how long Acclaim lasts this time. You guys pick the dates... I'll fire up the Zapper.

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