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ARM yourself in a post-viral world
Building a sustainable online business is tough. There are so many aspects from getting customers to serving them to making money from them that it can be very easy to be overwhelmed by all of the ideas...
- Posted 926 days ago
Why the very structure of the Internet will destroy copyright
Regular readers of GAMESbrief will know that I think a lot about copyright. Recently, this quote from John Gilmore leaped out at me: “The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” John is a founder...
- Posted 1015 days ago
Is EMI as stupid as Constantin Film as it enforces takedown of the “Newport” video parody?
The Newport State of Mind parody video has been phenomenally successful. A parody of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind (original embedded below), it is funny, ironic and a great tribute to the 2009 track....
- Posted 1016 days ago
How $4.25 m was not enough to save Eternal Earth developer Sparkplay
In an emotional company blog post yesterday, CEO Matt Mihaly announced that Sparkplay has laid off all but two staff and looks likely to go bust.I’ve added it to the Job Loss Tracker. Sparkplay operates Eternal Earth,...
- Posted 1018 days ago
If video games cause violence, there should be a correlation between game sales and violent crime, right?
Critics around the world equate video games with crime and the causes of crime. They routinely blame games for being “murder simulators” or for desensitizing our children to violence.* If that was true, it would be a...
- Posted 1021 days ago
The death of single-A titles will challenge retail more than the rise of casual
I wrote a post yesterday about the liquidation of Chipsworld, bemoaning the fact that the official announcement seemed to blame the recession, rather than structural issues in the games industry. Commenters on the original story on MCV...
- Posted 1028 days ago
The CHIPS are down: UK independent games retailer Chipsworld enters liquidation
MCV today reports that CHIPS has gone bust, with the loss of 29 jobs at head office and at its wholly owned stores. The company is at pains to point out that its franchise stores are not...
- Posted 1029 days ago