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Posted: Oct 6
Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester takes an unusual approach to recruitment. He just tweeted out Paradox’s D&D-style alignment chart. It’s very good. The post What is your games industry alig...
Posted: Aug 29
I often put local notifications low on my list of “features which must be included in an Minimum Viable Product”. They are easy to retrofit and don’t prove out the core of your game,...
Posted: Jul 26
The BBC has just published detailed consumer research into VR attitudes and adoption, in partnership with research firm IPSOS. It is a great, not-too-long, read and I urge it you to read it in full. A...
PocketGamer.biz has a damning review of the new Final Fantasy Title from MZ (formerly Machine Zone). Its summary is that it is a machine for separating players from their money, much like their previo...
If you pay attention to the icons of games in the top grossing charts on the AppStore, you will have noticed the Shouty Men in Hats phenomenon.   For a while, all the top grossing strategy games ...
The BBC today ran a story about how to avoid the Hippo. The Hippo is the highest paid person’s opinion. It’s extremely dangerous. That person may not actually know the most, or be in posit...
This was supposed to be a reading list at the end of 2016. But life got in the way (those of you who know me IRL may know that I got flooded out of my house by an exploding sewer on Brexit day. We hop...
In their latest regulatory round-up, law firm Osborne Clarke points out that Germany, Italy and Spain will soon be joining the UK, Canada, France and many US states in offering tax breaks to developer...
This is a fascinating interview from PCGamer with a Hearthstone superfan called Nick who spent $3,400 on Hearthstone cards in a single evening. It’s an enlightening canter through the motivations and ...
Back in 2010, I wrote a blog post setting out how I expected the industry to develop over the next decade. In the end, the games industry will polarise into these three segments (can you polarise into...
Posted: Nov 17
Online outrage had licensing partner concerned the Battlefront II reception could tarnish the Star Wars brand
Posted: Nov 17
Analysts debate the impact of EA's last-minute move to pull microtransactions from the title
Posted: Nov 17
EA's approach to microtransactions has been a complete disaster, but it may have stumbled upon a model other publishers should consider emulating
Posted: May 19
Hello all you pervert people of the intertubes, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the time-jaunting dating advice column that helps you avoid mistakes before you make them.Read more...
Posted: May 19
As a compulsive fidgeter, I’ve tried both fidget cubes and fidget spinners, and there’s frankly no comparison; cubes are far superior. Why limit yourself to spinning when you can roll, click, press, f...
Posted: May 19
The announcement of the NBA 2K league was huge—17 NBA teams will be investing in esports teams which will be contracted to compete in a regular season running concurrent with the NBA season. It was en...
The Surge is a futuristic action game in the vein of Dark Souls that pits players against a host of robots and power-suit-wearing goons. It’s fun to bash on zombies but even better to cut their limbs ...
If you still haven’t picked up a copy of Final Fantasy XV (and you definitely should), Amazon’s marked it back down to $35 today, matching the best price we’ve seen so far.Read more...
Last weekend saw Capcom open up a special beta for Street Fighter V which, in addition to giving the community a chance to try the game’s improved online modes, provided a preview for the next downloa...
Last night, Blizzard teased a new skin for the beloved Overwatch hero Pharah, an Egyptian soldier who, along with her mother, served in the Egyptian military. The new skin, though, sends some mixed cu...
This weekend, Second Life bunnies will starve and die. Ozimals, a popular virtual pet creator, got hit with a cease-and-desist order, meaning no more support for existing products. As a result, many o...
The coolest new feature in Injustice 2 is the ability to play dress-up with DC Comics’ iconic heroes and villains. And though they can’t possibly be as awesome as my Grape Flash here, we want to see y...
Fidget spinners are taking America by storm, as the Tamagotchi and yo-yo did before them. Unlike those other examples, spinners aren’t necessarily toys, but rather concentration tools for distracted o...
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