Category Archives: Gaming

With bridled Curiosity

So Curiosity has been out for awhile now, and the dust has settled on the hype surrounding it’s creation, release and teething problems. The “game” is crushingly dull to play (in fact, I’m sure you don’t “play” it, in any conventional

With bridled Curiosity

So Curiosity has been out for awhile now, and the dust has settled on the hype surrounding it’s creation, release and teething problems. The “game” is crushingly dull to play (in fact, I’m sure you don’t “play” it, in any conventional

GameStop vouching for Valve?

The end of gaming retail, I’ll vouch: I’ve written previously about the inevitable failure of GAME, and particularly the poor strategic decisions that have set the retailer apart from its competitors, and have sealed its fate. However, I also suggested, in

GameStop vouching for Valve?

The end of gaming retail, I’ll vouch: I’ve written previously about the inevitable failure of GAME, and particularly the poor strategic decisions that have set the retailer apart from its competitors, and have sealed its fate. However, I also suggested, in

Free-to-ski: how Tribes succeeds by avoiding the low-hanging fruit

Developers have been experimenting with free-to-play (F2P) marketing strategies for more than a decade, and more recently activity has been focussed in social and mobile gaming. Increasingly however, core-market games are being marketed as F2P (Team Fortress 2 and Tribes:

Free-to-ski: how Tribes succeeds by avoiding the low-hanging fruit

Developers have been experimenting with free-to-play (F2P) marketing strategies for more than a decade, and more recently activity has been focussed in social and mobile gaming. Increasingly however, core-market games are being marketed as F2P (Team Fortress 2 and Tribes:

Not Walken the walk

WalkenTalken sets out arguments about stocks exactly like I’d want them presented. Too few videos make use of retiring celebrity voices to make a case for going long/short on equities. I’m just glad to be one of the first to

Not Walken the walk

WalkenTalken sets out arguments about stocks exactly like I’d want them presented. Too few videos make use of retiring celebrity voices to make a case for going long/short on equities. I’m just glad to be one of the first to

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