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  • Heroes and Zeroes–were my 2011 predictions right?

    At the London Games Conference 2011, I was asked to predict 4 heroes and four zeroes in an era of digital transition. With LGC 2012 just round the corner, where I am going to come up with...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • [Gamesbriefers] What’s the difference between inspiration and plagiarism?

    Electronic Arts and Zynga are locked in a court battle in the USA, with EA accusing Zynga of "persistent plagiarism" while Zynga counters that EA's actions are "anticompetitive". In the broader picture, we can probably all agree...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • Will the nature of the AppStore Kill Zynga’s cloning strategy

    Is Zynga about to learn that its aggressive, plagiarising tactics, honed on Facebook, won’t transfer to a platform where fans can give their feedback?

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • Zynga’s cloning protection racket

    Zynga has just launched a game Dream Heights which is a direct clone of Tiny Tower from independent developers Nimblebit. Now it turns out that Nimblebit turned down an acquisition offer from Zynga. For me, that puts the...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • My top games of 2011

    Four games have kept me coming back to them in 2011. Three of them were free-to-play, two were on iOS, one on Facebook and one a client MMO on the web. Not one of them was on...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • The digital transition–Who is a hero and who is a Zero

    If you’re reading this as it is posted, I should be taking the stage at the London Games Conference to convince 200 gaming industry bigwigs of the companies that I think are going to be winners or...

    • Posted 13 years ago
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  • Is iOS game Tiny Tower on track to make $3 million in its first year?

    On holiday in France, I've been playing Nimblebit Tiny Tower on my wife's iPad. It's a marvellous game (like a free-to-play version of Little Computer People, if you are old enough to remember that), and I'm busy...

    • Posted 13 years ago
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