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[Gamesbriefers] Should you go free-to-play with big name ip?
You run a big games company. You have the Star Wars licence to release a game on tablets and phones to coincide with the next movie. The game will definitely have IAP to provide variable pricing over...
- Posted 10 hours ago
[Gamesbriefers] Low to high, or high to low?
A GAMESbrief reader asked whether he should list his virtual currency from most expensive to least expensive in his store, or the other way round. What advice do you have for developers thinking about how to lay...
- Posted 7 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Is there a good way to sunset a game?
What do you think the impact of sunsetting games will be on consumer comfort with spending money on virtual goods. Is there a “good” way of shutting down? Is it an inevitability of online games, particularly in...
- Posted 16 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Are there upsides to the OFT investigation into F2P?
Now that the initial surprise has passed, what are your feelings on the OFT investigation? Is this kind of scrutiny inevitably going to be problematic for the industry, or are there potential upsides to the investigation? What...
- Posted 27 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] What’s EA’s future after Riccitiello?
Question: Yesterday afternoon, John Riccitiello resigned from Electronic Arts, citing poor financial performance in the recent quarter as his reason. Presumably the challenges at The old Republic, SimCity and the social division were part of that decision....
- Posted 64 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] How can Sony make the PS4 great for free-to-play games?
Naughty Dog has just announced that Uncharted 3 multiplayer will be free-to-play on PlayStation Network. Sony has not yet announced how it will be handling F2P on PS4, but it is showing signs of being open to...
- Posted 78 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] How should Apple help parents control their kids’ IAP spending?
What should Apple and other platform holders do to eliminate the criticism that IAPs are bought by mistake and what are the best practices that developers should follow to keep their games on the right side of...
- Posted 99 days ago