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  • Jamie Madigan on how to destroy the games industry, the loot box way.

    Jamie Madigan has a guest post on his Psychology of Games blog, written by the Devil: Using Psychology and Loot Boxes too Destroy Video Games: A Fun and Practical Guide. As Jamie (or the Devil says), “if...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • The EU investigation into F2P games is unlikely to change anything of substance

    The European Union is investigating the growth of free-to-play games, and whether certain practices are misleading advertising. The investigation follows the publication of the UK’s Office of Fair Trading’s guidelines on In-App Purchases and Apple’s settlement of...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Going global with local help

    Deputy Editor Zoya Street has been trying to make sense of the bewildering array of platforms and services available to mobile game developers. In this post, he looks at four companies helping developers to publish their games...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Would you invest your life savings in a game? Should you be protected if you do? Regulator investigates Slightly Mad Games

    Over at Eurogamer, Tristan Donovan has written a marvellous piece on the crowd-funding experience of Slightly Mad Games. In an nutshell: the company has raised over £2 million from consumers to fund their game. It says this...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Will apps get regulated?

    I was interviewed by PC Pro for a discussion on whether apps should be regulated, particularly those with IAPs aimed at children. The story was initiated by an FTC report that had little to do with In...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Games used to stop money-laundering

    The BBC has a video report combining the betes-noire of tabloid journalists and ill-informed politicians: money-laundering bankers and computer games. Anti-money laundering training firm The Consulting Consortium has launched a game that puts players in the role...

    • Posted 13 years ago
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