17Feb/17Off

The Gamification Trend in the Online Gaming Niche

The concept of gamification is being capitalized on by the world’s most recognized brands. This is very true especially when you bring Marvel comics into the picture. As the demand of land-based casino continues to dwindle, that of the internet casino is skyrocketing by the day, thanks to the good marketing strategy that the industry has put in place. The big brands like All Jackpots casino are making use of iconic symbols such as superheroes to brand their games and also push the concept of gamification even further.

This concept has given traditional slot machines a different dimension altogether. As a result, modern slot machines now give players a chance to compete with iconic characters by trying to beat them in the game. The interaction between these folklore or movie characters add life to the internet casino games, thus giving players more reason to spend time playing the games.

Another innovative approach that could push the agenda of gamification forward is the introduction of casino adventure. In these adventure games, players will need to accomplish certain missions before getting rewarded. These games are not your traditional casino games since they are spruced up and embellished with adventure elements.

Reasons why the trend of gamification will continue in the same momentum

The importance of gamification not only revolves around sprucing up old casino games. Instead, software developers and casino operators are using it to achieve a better customer retention rate. Most online casinos spend a lot in trying to gain and retain their users. Losing them would come at a great cost anyway.

According to a Harvard Business School study on e-loyalty, it was discovered that the cost of acquiring customers was so high that it would take a customer sticking around for 3 years in order to break even. Apparently, nearly 50% of online casino users leave before this time. What this means is that internet casinos must use every means available out there to push this retention rate higher. One of the methods being used now is the concept of gamification. Thankfully, it has proved to be an effective means of retaining users.

Elements of gamification and how they play out to keep you entertained

When you try the online slot games available at alljackpotscasino.com, you will see that most games offer a chance to indulge in an online community where players are rewards with new levels, special features, and even cash. There is always a reward for spending time on games. Otherwise, users would not waste their time playing games that don’t have goals to be accomplished.

Another element of gamification is seen when these games encourage feedback between the users and the slot machines. There is constant interactions and achieving of new levels every time a user spends time on these games. Consequently, users get addicted because of the urge to achieve new levels.

Conclusion

Gamification of online games is something that revolves around the psychology of players. Software developers need to ensure that their games are getting better over time. They also need to ensure that in-game goals are relatively easier to achieve. Thankfully, that is what they have done, hence the popularity of gamification on internet casinos.

14Feb/170

Brothers: Long Lost Episode

While I do not have any Wizard's College to post, since we have not met since late January or early February, I did find something else: Long Lost Brothers Episode.

Way back during the episode 34/35 mix up I looked everywhere and could not find it, at least I think this is that episode. The reason I couldn't find it is because it was on Jay's recorder, not mine.

So long after the episode is due, here is the Long Lost Episode.

5Feb/170

Episode I – Ragtag

The heroes receive their orders as the evacuation of Yavin IV is underway and are put on a ship headed for the slimy planets of Hutt-controlled space. When an Imerial Star Destroyer interrupts their journey, the heroes must imrpovise in order to continue their mision.

2Feb/170

Gamer’s Haven Podcast Episode 110

Wherein we talk about news, Noah's Jedi Quest, and some video games. We also discuss influential RPGs from our past and what we'd love to play, but never been able to.

26Jan/170

Deadlands: The Last Sons Chapter One

A lone man in black rides into Belmont, and turmoil follows with him. The heroes are thrust into the Weird West when the past comes knocking on their doors on the eve of the town's 25th anniversary celebration. When armed men begin to appear, the mystery deepens ...

31Dec/160

Happy Holidays from the Gamer’s Haven Podcast – 2016 Edition

While we weren't able to get everyone together to record a formal episode this holiday season, Jeremy and Ethan were able to record some individual segments for your easy-ear-listening pleasure.

Thanks for all your support these last ten years, and we will certainly endeavor to give you more content as time goes on!

9Dec/160

Deadlands: The Last Sons Episode 0 – Character Creation

Nestled in the middle of nowhere, Belmont, Nebraska has always been a quiet town. Located along a lonely, forgotten trail heading north into the Sioux Nations, the town boasts a population justs shy of three digits.

Arrogant gunfighters draw shootin’ irons at the slightest provocation. Jayhawkers, Bluebellies, and Rebs murder each other over tiny plots of Kansas soil. Soldiers massacre Indians. Indians butcher miners. Sisters kill brothers, and vice versa. Everyone knows a stranger is never to be trusted. And it isn’t rage that’s the cause of all this fighting—it’s sheer terror.

Featuring the Deadlands: The Last Sons Plot Point Campaign from Pinnacle Entertainment, this podcast features seven cowpokes trying to survive the Weird West in 1880.

26Nov/162

Episode 110 – Happy 10th Anniversary

Pawn & Pint Kansas CityWe're back! It's been almost two years for us, but we're taking steps to come back to regular recordings once again. For those of you still with us, thanks for sticking around!
In this episode, we try to get you up to date with what we've all been up to, and what we've been playing. We talk about our new partnership with the Pawn & Pint in Kansas City by talking to Edward Schmalz, propreitor.
From Kickstarters to just plain new and old/new games, we talk a bit about Doomtown Reloaded, Legendary, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Dread Pirate, the Fantasy Flight - Games Workshop split, the Pathfinder card game, Season 2 of the Sentinels of the Multiverse PC Game, Jeremy playing in a Pathfinder/5e game, Midwest Gamefest, Jack Chick, having Kids, Noah on Twitch, Mass Effect Andromeda, Elite Dangerous, The Fuelrats, and Star Citizen.
In the Three Parter, Jeremy talks about Ultra Tiny Epic Kingdoms and Tome of Beasts 5th Edition, Ethan talks about Die Glocke in the Conspiracy Corner, Nathan reviews  Vintage Games 2.0 by Matt Barton, and Noah talks a bit about the GOG Forgotten Realms Archives.
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5Oct/160

Justice City Issue 42 – Back in Time Part 2

The thrilling "Season Finale" for our hereos! Can they save Athens before total destruction? Can they retrieve the mechanism and confront their destiny?

This is the last session of this game for quite some time. We are taking a long break and a new game will begin in January 2012.

Dust 'em off

13Sep/160

Justice City Issue 41 – Back in Time Part 1

The heroes travel back in time to retreive the Antikythera Mechanism from the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens. They arrive 24 hours prior to the city being destroyed. Can they retrieve the mechanism in time? More importantly, can they save the city without upsetting the timestream?