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Behavioral User Profiling: Maximizing the Value of User Data

Companion information to the NEMOG symposium In order to deliver the user experience and ensure engagement in games, behavioral profiling and predictive modeling  have emerged as ways of managing complex behavioral datastreams. Profiling users allow for a condensation and modeling of a complex behavioral space, and enables action to be taken towards meeting the needs of…

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New Economic Models for Games Symposium

Symposium for New Economic Models & Opportunities for Digital Games (NEMOG) York, UK, 12th September NEMOG is a great project running in the UK aiming to bring together the UK digital games industry closer to scientists and healthcare workers to unlock the potential for scientific and social benefits in digital games. It is this time…

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Game Analytics Workshop: Call For Contributions

GAME ANALYTICS WORKSHOP: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS The first Game Analytics Workshop will be held in conjunction with AIIDE 2016 in San Francisco, California, October 8th. Workshop website: https://aiideanalytics2016.wordpress.com/ The analysis of player behavior is an old stable in the design, development and research of games and the people who play them, but in recent years the…

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Nordic Game Jam 2015 announced!

It is with substantial pride and joy that we at Aalborg University once again host the Nordic Game Jam, the biggest game jam in the world, which will run from February 6th-8th 2015. This is the place to be if you love to make games. Go sign up. See you in February.

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Call for Presenters at the 2015 GUR Summit is live

“The Games User Research Summit, hosted by the IGDA Games User Research Special Interest Group, is the best opportunity for members of our community to learn, share, and discuss high quality Games User Research work. Now in its 5th year, the Games User Research Summit is pleased to announce that we have once again grown…

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Economic Research on MMORPGS: A Quick Overview

In the past few years university-based researchers have published a substantial amount of explorative work on MMORPG economies – the most complex virtual economic system that exists in games. In this post we take a quick look at some of the interesting research papers from the hallowed halls of academia and beyond. Virtual economies are…