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Why I think King’s share price will fall by half
The valuation of King has me terrified. If King tanks after its stock market debut this week (and I think it will), that will be bad news for the games industry for the next three years. Zynga’s...
- Posted 4 weeks ago
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
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...
- Posted 6 months ago
The number one rule of risk, and why it matters to your games business
In the old days, publishers had reasonable control over the channel to market (or, as we used to call it, shops). Each week, a few games would be released. Gamestop, GAME and other retailers would stock them...
- Posted 7 months ago
A top 10 grossing IOS game is making >$17 million a year (or how many downloads do I need to crack the top iOS charts)
In June, Distimo released a free report showing what it takes to break into the top Charts on iOS. (I missed it, thanks Ben Cousins for bringing it to my attention again). The key findings: To get...
- Posted 8 months ago
What would you think if Activision suddenly announced an $9.6 billion special dividend
You might that if Activision suddenly announced a major payoff, it was rewarding shareholders for supporting it as it built Call of Duty and Skylanders into two of the strongest franchises in the industry. (I leave out...
- Posted 9 months ago
Would you invest your life savings in a game? Should you be protected if you do? Regulator investigates Slightly Mad Games
Over at Eurogamer, Tristan Donovan has written a marvellous piece on the crowd-funding experience of Slightly Mad Games. In an nutshell: the company has raised over £2 million from consumers to fund their game. It says this...
- Posted 11 months ago