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  • Angry Birds are Go! A great start for Rovio’s first AB F2P foray

    I’ve been watching the launch of Angry Birds Go! closely, not least because I have been consulting on it since early this year. The initial results are promising: #2 on the top free chart and #20 on...

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  • Has GTA stumbled upon the perfect mix of pay-upfront and F2P mechanics?

    Grand Theft Auto V is a success. A metacritic of 98, the second highest of all time. S1 billion in sales in the first three days. Twenty-nine million copies sold in to retail within the first six...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • “Don’t just buy a new video game, make one!” says Obama

    It’s not often that one of the most powerful people in the world encourages young people to make videogames. That’s exactly what President Obama did this week as he exhorted young Americans to learn to code, to...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • The future of television: one big screen, lots of little screens

    XKCD today ran a comic entitled “I don’t own a TV”. The comic implies that we have passed the peak moment where it is cool to say that you don’t own a TV. I think xkcd may...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    The end of skinner boxes

    There will always be operant conditioning driven games that will work. Ultimately, if it is going to be sustainable, developers need to look at increasing the game experience in three different areas.

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Trick or treat: The trouble with Mind Candy

    I like Mind Candy very much, and I hope it will become the British Disney. I am, unfortunately, not convinced that it will. A confluence of issues are causing headaches for the company, and it needs to...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • The time value of money

    How much is money worth? That depends on when you get it. That is the concept known as the time value of money. Let’s imagine that you have £100. Let’s also imagine that the interest rate you...

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