Gamasutra - Blogs http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ Ramin Shokrizade's Blogs Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:04:51 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) Community Vs. Addiction in IM - by Ramin Shokrizade http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20131122/205288/Community_Vs_Addiction_in_IM.php Business/Marketing,Serious,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet As Millennials spend ever more hours each day connected to electronic devices, the word "addiction" is being used with much more frequency. Ramin Shokrizade argues that while the trend may be troubling, the risks are largely misunderstood. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20131122/205288/Community_Vs_Addiction_in_IM.php Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:34:00 EST Compassion in F2P - by Ramin Shokrizade http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20131022/202782/Compassion_in_F2P.php Business/Marketing,Design,Console/PC,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet Monetization expert Ramin Shokrizade attempts to explain that just because we CAN do some things to our consumers within a F2P business model environment, that does not always mean we should. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20131022/202782/Compassion_in_F2P.php Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:25:00 EDT Mastering F2P: The Titanic Effect - by Ramin Shokrizade http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20131016/202489/Mastering_F2P_The_Titanic_Effect.php Business/Marketing,Design,Console/PC,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet Monetization expert Ramin Shokrizade explains how F2P is transforming media and society world-wide. The concepts here were also presented at the Austin Captivate Conference and the Panama ICPEN summit earlier this month. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20131016/202489/Mastering_F2P_The_Titanic_Effect.php Wed, 16 Oct 2013 05:20:00 EDT Game Dosing - by Ramin Shokrizade http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20130725/196848/Game_Dosing.php Design,Social/Online By considering the physiological effects of games on consumers, we can optimize the experience for maximum engagement. Virtual Economist Ramin Shokrizade proposes a new paradigm for matching content with various consumer groups. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20130725/196848/Game_Dosing.php Thu, 25 Jul 2013 05:35:00 EDT The Top F2P Monetization Tricks - by Ramin Shokrizade http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20130626/194933/The_Top_F2P_Monetization_Tricks.php Business/Marketing,Smartphone/Tablet Virtual Economist Ramin Shokrizade explains in detail the top methods used to trick consumers into spending in F2P games. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20130626/194933/The_Top_F2P_Monetization_Tricks.php Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:16:00 EDT Monetizing Children - by Ramin Shokrizade http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20130620/194429/Monetizing_Children.php Business/Marketing,Social/Online Applied Virtual Economist Ramin Shokrizade explains the biological link between children and vulnerability to coercive monetization models. He appeals to the interactive media community to act proactively to protect the next generation of gamers. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RaminShokrizade/20130620/194429/Monetizing_Children.php Thu, 20 Jun 2013 03:40:00 EDT