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  • Local notifications make a resurgence and 43% of users accept them

    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, so they don’t...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • VR is overwhelming and confusing, finds the BBC

    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 handful...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Smart return hook from Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire

    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 previous incarnations of Game...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Why Apple’s ad blocking will be good for games

    At this very moment, the top paid app on the US App Store is an ad blocker. Ad blockers threaten the business models of many traditional media businesses as they transition to the web and mobile. The...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • How Fallout Shelter made me sexist.

    I love Fallout Shelter. I don’t think it will be keep me for ever. I’ve got 200 Dwellers, I’ve gone nearly as deep underground as you can, and I’ve almost run out of things to do. It...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Can you help me get my TED talk to 10,000 views?

    In November 2014, I gave a talk at TEDx Brum. It was a fifteen minute condensed version of everything I believe about how the Internet has changed business and art forever. About how the threat is not...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Is Nintendo working on the defining videogame controller of the smart device age?

    Nintendo’s partnership with DeNA makes no sense. The thing we all know about Nintendo is that it doesn’t follow the herd. It makes surprising announcements that make the industry shake its collective head and mutter, “that will...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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