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Ramin's Articles Shokrizade's Analysis of Activision's Purchase of King.com for 5.9BThis is not a stand-alone paper but was published as an extensive comment regarding the sale at Gamasutra:http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/258332/Analysts_react_to_ActivisionBlizzards_59B_purchase_of_King.phpThe next three articles explain how the gaming industry's current design models are…See More
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Ramin Shokrizade replied to Ramin Shokrizade's discussion Virtual Achievement in the group Games for Change
"James I wrote that chapter in 2009 as part of a larger paper. I went back and expanded on this concept in my Monetization Motivation paper in 2012, but have not published that yet. I completely agree that in multiplayer environments there are a…"
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James Laird replied to Ramin Shokrizade's discussion Virtual Achievement in the group Games for Change
"Ramin, it's a pleasure to read your posts."
Jul 2, 2013
Vic Peters replied to Ramin Shokrizade's discussion The Nature of Will: A Third Measure of Intelligence? in the group Games for Change
"Your arguments reminded me strongly of a TED talk by Ken Jennings.   As he is an expert on having a huge amount of trivial knowledge at his fingertips, he laments how our culture is putting less and less value in learning and remembering…"
Jun 11, 2013
Jarred Davis replied to Ramin Shokrizade's discussion How to Become a Game Monetization Expert in the group Games for Change
"Great Post I like reading your articles because while it may seem that most of it is just your thoughts it's is backed by so much experience. I may disagree with a point but as just a 21 year old my disagreement is just out of how I emotionally…"
May 25, 2013
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Los Angeles, California
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
EVE Online and Conan
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Developer, Game Designer, Writer, Teacher, Inventor, Researcher, Lifelong Gamer
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
a Jedi master (10 games or more)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Social games, MMOs, Alternate reality games, PC Games - single player, PC Games - multiplayer, You should add another category!
Will collaborate for
Experience and mentorship, Money, Big money, A chance at a Nobel Prize
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I like working on massively huge and complex projects. I also like working on very innovative projects, especially if they are gender neutral.
Games you’ve worked on ...
Too many to list but will give highlights: Masters of Magic, Diablo 2, Everquest, Dark Ages of Camelot, Shattered Galaxy, Anarchy Online, EVE Online, Horizons: Heroes of Istaria, World of Warcraft, Auto Assault,Imperator (killed this), Pirates of the Burning Sea, Warhammer Online, DemiGod, Galaxy Online, Civ World, Army Rage, 3 others currently under NDA.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
Top tier virtual economy, currency, and monetization design and implementation. I also have crazy QA skills but those are not what people use me for these days.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
EVE Online, Everquest, Masters of Magic
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