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Ten doomed businesses: how accurate were my predictions?
Two years ago, in an article that generated much flak and for which I had to write an explanation of my reasons for writing it, I wrote down ten games businesses or ideas that were doomed. Two...
- Posted 213 days ago
Ten games businesses that are doomed
When I wrote my post-mortem of RealTime Worlds, some people called me brave. I thought I was cowardly, given that I only expressed my concerns after the company went into administration. And it’s very easy to carp...
- Posted 956 days ago
The Investec Digital Media Conference
I was delighted to be asked to host the gaming panel at the excellent Investec Digital Media Conference in May this year. I had hoped to host the video of the conference, but in an object lesson...
- Posted 972 days ago
Top Turkeys from the Noughties – part 2
Last week, I listed five games that left financial ruin in their wake in the first decade of the twenty-first century (you can read Part 1 here). Here are the concluding five. Five games that their publishers...
- Posted 1217 days ago
Blue Omega, developer of Damnation, shuts down
No sooner has Codemasters shipped Damnation than the developer, Blue Omega, shuts its doors. Reports suggest a troubled development process, with Blue Omega turning to outsourced development teams, Velvetelvis Studios and Point of View, who allegedly then...
- Posted 1418 days ago
Bohemia sues Codemasters over Operation Flashpoint
Following my post about SimBin losing the plot at Slightly Mad Games, Bohemia Interactive has jumped on the bandwagon. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Bohemia Interactive’s lawyer has sent a letter to Codemasters complaining about the marketing of Operation...
- Posted 1539 days ago
Codemasters is wildly optimistic if it believes an IPO is possible in 2009
You may be forgiven for having missed this interview with Rod Cousens of Codemasters in the Financial Times on Boxing Day last year. Rod says that the company, majority-owned by private equity firm Balderton Capital, is in a...
- Posted 1588 days ago