In Brief

Over on his Long Tail blog, Chris Anderson argues that gaming is content and like other content will probably be distributed and shared for free - and that the gaming industry will have to find new ways to make money.

Over on his Long Tail blog, Chris Anderson argues that gaming is content and like other content will probably be distributed and shared for free – and that the gaming industry will have to find new ways to make money.

Valleywag says that videogames, unlike music, can’t be made free because there’s no sideline business in which to make money, like music’s concert tour or merchandise sales. Oh really? What about advertising? Or land? Or additional levels? Or clothing and furniture? Or the various powerups, gold, armor, characters and other upgrades options that allow all these online multiplayer games to be free?

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