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Episode 2! Facebook Games!

January 23, 2010

The girls discuss Facebook, especially the games and gaming content, and a bit of WoW updates for the super nerd.

Sick nerds! Sick nerds!

02 Tyrannosaurus Regina

Music this episode provided by Pandora Celtica! Thanks guys!

EPIC FAIL for Donna: I gave the wrong address for the group on the podcast…find them at http://pandoraceltica.bandvista.com/ and please forgive me as it was very late.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Cory permalink
    January 23, 2010 9:01 am

    The business model for the zygna games is an called an Affiliate. When you go into the “get more x” page they have various different “offers” to get various levels of “x”. Zygna gets paid for every person that clicks on that offer, and possibly gets paid more if the person completes the offer.
    This is how alot of companies will use their “Advertising” budget, like Amazon. You don’t see Amazon do TV comercials, or get fliers in the mail. Yet they are the number 1 online retailer. Because they have people (like zygna) that redirect traffic from their sites to them. This is why you see a million different offers on zygnas games, because they have become an affiliate of those companies and get paid for every person they redirect.

    • January 23, 2010 3:26 pm

      Good to know and thanks for the info!

      And of course, thank you for listening to our show.

      Donna

  2. Aaron permalink
    January 23, 2010 4:52 pm

    Good cast! Personally, I do not really play many Facebook games anymore. I found that the lack of goals keeps me from staying entertained as well. Even Mafia Wars seems like an endless grind. Will check out Warlords though, and see whether it my cuppa tea. BTW, grats on 80! 4.5 levels to go for me, lol. My take on the random dungeon finder… I’ve only done it three times, one was a wipe-fest and the other two times was a blast, but was back to back Ahn’kahet runs. I’ll need some more experience with it to really formulate an opinion. Love the cast ladies, and looking forward to the next one!

  3. January 23, 2010 8:46 pm

    Heya Donna! I listened to the podcast and it was fabulous, funny, witty and informative. It almost made me want to get back into WoW. lol

    I want to thank you on behalf of my band Pandora Celtica! We really appreciate you making our music a part of your show! You RAWK!

    – Chaz

  4. Amanda Efron permalink
    January 25, 2010 6:09 pm

    Thanks ladies for playing our song! Interesting discussion, with some humourous yet wise observations about the behaviour of people in cyberspace… Be on the lookout, you may soon be able to wear those “live-action gaming shoes” to a Pandora Celtica concert! 🙂
    — Amanda (of Pandora Celtica)

  5. January 29, 2010 9:12 pm

    Hi Donna! I enjoyed your podcast. It was still hard to hear one of you. I think Alyson?

    A pretty fair assessment of Facebook games, but you didn’t discuss some of the more inventive games. Your discussion focused mostly on the viral games. I think all the facebook games suffer because of the huge barriers usually erected in-game by the developers to get you to pay money or befriend people you don’t know in order to progress. And none of them really add enough value to make them worth paying for. Facebook games still aren’t games… they are just… looking for the right word… amusements? They all wear thin rather quickly. Like playing the ring toss game at an amusement park.

    Anyhow, here are some good games that offer something a bit different:

    PackRat
    Jungle Jewels
    The Fellowship
    MouseHunt
    Geo Challenge
    Dungeons & Dragons: Tiny Adventures

    Note: I hardly ever play these anymore, but they are still some of the most inventive games I’ve encountered on facebook. Usually I stop because they ask for too much of a time commitment or money. I have “real” games to play if I want to invest lots of time or money. Gonna go now and play some of those. 🙂

  6. February 20, 2010 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the QT on the FB games, Lisa!

    We figure the tech problems with Alyson have to do with her internet provider, so we’re trying some different stuff to solve the problem.

    Thanks for listenin’!

    Regina

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