Mashcast #3: Games are getting GaaSy

February 27th, 2018

In the 2018 State of the Gaming Union, we discussed trends, but one we forgot to talk about was Games as a Service (GaaS for short). Ubisoft seems to be taking steps to cement GaaS as part of their business model, and if Ubisoft it doing it, it means the trend is in full effect. How will this affect Ubisoft directly? How will this affect the rest of the industry? What are the positives and negatives of GaaS on gamers and gaming communities?

Hosts

Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Racing Games. Currently too involved in Overwatch.

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

Gaming has been a core part throughout Poptarts life. Though her specialty is JRPGs, she tries to branch out and try new things. Most of her time gets put into the MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV, but she still finds time to play new games.

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