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Session Name: The Anatomy of a Social Gamer: Why Do They Come, Play and Pay?
Speaker(s): Frank Benedetto, Marianne Borenstein, Jake Fong, Deanna Hernandez, Julie M. Reck
Company Name(s): , Playdom, , ,
Track / Format: Social & Online Games Summit

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Overview: By now we all know everyone, everywhere is playing social games but why? What is so appealing about social games? When and where do people play them? How are player expectations changing? Why do they spend money on virtual goods? Playdom's resident player guru will moderate a panel of real players to gain valuable insight into the psychographic of key player types, including the big spender, the hardcore player, the casual player and the social player. A quick visual presentation of industry research, player metrics and voice of the player insights will provide context and tee up the conversation.

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Frank Benedetto

Marianne Borenstein


Jake Fong

Deanna Hernandez

Julie M. Reck

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Social & Online Games Summit