PAYING TO PLAY: THE EVOLVING STRUCTURE OF GAME PRICING AND INDUSTRY LEGITIMACY

  • Mia Consalvo Concordia University, Canada
  • Christopher Paul Seattle University

Abstract

This paper explores how games are priced for sale – from free through hundreds or thousands of dollars – and argues that game price functions not just as a signal of a game’s value but also as a sign of a game’s legitimacy – or it’s lack- in the eyes of developers and the larger game industry.

Published
2015-10-31
How to Cite
Consalvo, M., & Paul, C. (2015). PAYING TO PLAY: THE EVOLVING STRUCTURE OF GAME PRICING AND INDUSTRY LEGITIMACY. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 5. https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v5i0.8780
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Papers C