Podcast #82 – MONEY MONEY MONEY

Video games cost money. How do we use money wisely without letting money control us? Zach, Justin, Ted, Clauson, and Yann Wong talk about it! Also, a constant echo persists throughout (apologies in advance!).

Topics include Singapore, Sunset, Hearthstone, Blizzard, Heroes of the Storm, World of WarCraft, Destiny: The Taken King, horse armor, upselling, Hearthstone Heroes, Freemium, free to play models, DLC, Season Pass, game collecting, Sniper Elite, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Dragon Ball Z, Simpsons: Tapped Out, intangible assets, longevity of video game cartridges, Phantasy Star Online, the concept of value, Shadow of the Colossus, and other things!

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About Zachery Oliver

Zachery Oliver, MTS, is the lead writer for Theology Gaming, a blog focused on the integration of games and theological issues. He can be reached at viewtifulzfo at gmail dot com or on Theology Gaming’s Facebook Page.
  • Mikel Withers

    Value for your money… I’ve spent about $150 on World of Tanks, I started playing on July 19, 2012, I have 24,175 battles. With a maximum of 15 minutes a battle, I’ll assume my average battle is 5 minutes. That makes it about 2014 hours of gameplay, or 13.42 hours/dollar. (or $50/year)
    And that is assuming I stopped right now…which I wont. I am still getting return on the money I spent.
    My only issue with it is that it is a free to play game, and I didn’t have to spend any money…chances are I’d still have about the same time into it as I do. As you say though, I think my quality of gametime is better having spent money on it, and I’d certainly say I’ve gotten my money’s worth, especially when you consider that it has also introduced me to a terrific Christian online gaming community.