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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...

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    Get expert free-to-play insights in San Francisco on March 1st with this discount code

    If you’re travelling to San Francisco this March, you might have started thinking about how to get the most out of your trip. We’re happy to announce that Nicholas Lovell is continuing for a third year to...

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  • Should you be paid or should you be free?

    Pocket Gamer have written a marvellous, balanced post on whether you should make your smartphone or tablet game free or paid. Here is one quote from Eric Seufert, author of Freemium Economics and head of marketing at...

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  • Spend like the world is watching #f2ptoolbox

    The F2P toolbox will teach you 54 of the most important and high-impact ideas in modern game design. This is one of them: give high-spenders an audience of admirers. For a full explanation, see the complete book: available...

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    [Gamesbriefers] Do people understand the free-to-play model?

    Is the free-to-play model well understood now, or are the big changes yet to come? Anthony Pecorella Director of production for virtual goods games at Kongregate I’m now on my third draft of this response, having convinced myself...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Do you hate the NHS?

    This is an installment in Mark Sorrell’s regular guest post series. See the full series. I just got back from Finland. It was the Pocket Gamer Connects conference in Helsinki and, since Finland is the Graceland of...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Should Amplitude be free-to-play? Audience research suggest that it should.

    Leigh Alexander of Gamasutra just wrote up the story of Amplitude, the game that Harmonix launched in 2003 and is now kickstarting a new, updated version a decade later. It contains a paragraph which suggests that the...

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