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Characterizing Online Games

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5 Author(s)
Chris Chambers ; Game development, Computer Science, Zipper Interactive, Portland State University, Seattle, Portland, United StatesUnited States ; Wu-chang Feng ; Sambit Sahu ; Debanjan Saha
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Online games are a rapidly growing Internet application. In order to run a successful online game, game companies and game infrastructure providers must properly manage game workloads and content so that they can maximize player satisfaction while minimizing their own costs. Toward this end, this paper provides a comprehensive, long-term analysis of several popular online games and their players using one of the richest data sets available for online games.

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IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 3 )