Monthly Archives: April 2012

Kickstopper: Developers need to understand the cost of their projects, or risk alienating the crowdsourced crowd

Kickstarter is at something of a crossroads. Gamers (and developers) have seen the dizzying heights that are possible when crowdsourced funding is invited for projects which capture the marketplace’s imagination. Tim Schafer’s Double Fine project exceeded fundraising goals overnight. Wasteland

Kickstopper: Developers need to understand the cost of their projects, or risk alienating the crowdsourced crowd

Kickstarter is at something of a crossroads. Gamers (and developers) have seen the dizzying heights that are possible when crowdsourced funding is invited for projects which capture the marketplace’s imagination. Tim Schafer’s Double Fine project exceeded fundraising goals overnight. Wasteland

Zynga’s “acquire to survive” strategy isn’t good for shareholders

Zynga (and analysts with “Buy” recommendations on Zynga stock) have been very publicly positive about the company’s defensive acquisition strategy. The OMGPOP deal has been much-discussed (not lease because of questions of professional conduct following the takeover), but with the

Zynga’s “acquire to survive” strategy isn’t good for shareholders

Zynga (and analysts with “Buy” recommendations on Zynga stock) have been very publicly positive about the company’s defensive acquisition strategy. The OMGPOP deal has been much-discussed (not lease because of questions of professional conduct following the takeover), but with the

On … me?

A story has surfaced which has given me pause for thought. The story concerns EA’s receipt of hate-mail on the subject of gay relationships being made possible within the Mass Effect series. The story’s release (appearing in the last 24

On … me?

A story has surfaced which has given me pause for thought. The story concerns EA’s receipt of hate-mail on the subject of gay relationships being made possible within the Mass Effect series. The story’s release (appearing in the last 24

The Least Conclusive Survey in America

Worrying developments at The Consumerist. I’ve been watching with interest as EA beat out competition in the voter-driven “Worst Company in America” competition, edging closer and closer to that illustrious title. Now that EA have been crowned un-victorious (with a

The Least Conclusive Survey in America

Worrying developments at The Consumerist. I’ve been watching with interest as EA beat out competition in the voter-driven “Worst Company in America” competition, edging closer and closer to that illustrious title. Now that EA have been crowned un-victorious (with a