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  • Can consoles support large F2P games? They already do

    Sony’s recent corporate presentation was heavily focused on F2P and live-service games. Piers Harding-Rolls has an excellent analysis thread on Twitter, and these 2 charts leaped out at me. That chart shows that more a quarter of...

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  • Web 3.0: Crypto-currencies, the blockchain, NFTs and pay-to-earn

    Cryptocurrencies, the blockchain, NFTs and pay-to-earn: 4 separate growth areas that promoters and shysters conflate, to the detriment of us all. The crypto/blockchain/NFT bubble continues apace. Compared to the dot com bubble that burst in 2000, it...

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  • Web 3.0: from cynicism to evangelism

    I am continuing my quest to understand this third major transition in the technology / games markets in my career (first: the Internet; second: free-to-play; now: the blockchain). I feared that I didn’t or couldn’t understand. Spending...

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  • Cryptocurrency, NFTs and pay-to-earn: the new world or a gigantic Ponzi scam?

    Twice in my career, I have been at the forefront of massive change. In 2000, I was an Internet analyst at Deutsche Bank advising middle-aged men (and they were all men) on how this new nerdy Internet...

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  • The different uses of KPIs and metrics – Making a better game versus raising money or securing a publisher

    Many games companies struggle with how to use their metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) effectively. They are conflicted because game metrics have two different purposes: Comparison and Improvement. Improvement I use metrics to help games companies...

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  • The UK Games market grew to £7 billion in 2020

    UK trade body UKIE has put out an infographic capturing the size of the UK games market and pegs it at £7 billion in 2020. Looking at the infographic, several points stand out: Digital console software at...

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  • Joining Hiro Capital as a Venture Specialist

    Last week, we announced that I had joined Hiro Capital as a Venture Specialist. Hiro is one of a new breed of games investor targeting the “post-Seed gap”, helping companies in the games and related technology/wearables sectors...

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