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  • Is F2P the natural fit for Virtual Reality?

    This is a post by GAMESbrief’s Rob Fahey, co-author (with Nicholas Lovell) of The F2P Toolbox and Design Rules For Free-To-Play Games. You can also read more of his work every week on 2016 is going...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Why Sony’s technological focus blinded it to a shift in what its customers want.

    I’m reading Tilt: Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers by Niraj Dawar about how competitive advantage is moving from upstream (control of manufacturing, R&D, products) to downstream (customer relationships, after sales care, direct contact with your...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • [Gamesbriefers] Has the PS4 transformed PS Vita?

    do you think that the PS Vita's value proposition has changed? And if so, is it all down to remote play with the PS4, or did something else make you change your mind?

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • The real reason Microsoft screwed up its used games strategy so badly

    Microsoft has messed up its DRM strategy. It did so because it thought that getting big publishers on board was more important than impressing customers, and it was prepared to bet that high-quality content would drive purchases,...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • What makes a platform? Games or users? Console makers place their bets.

    I’m still catching up on all the news and analysis from the E3 reveals of the new consoles yesterday, but this is my current thinking. Both console manufacturers need to get a large installed base. Although both...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Is Nintendo a natural free-to-play game company?

    I was reading the comments on Rob Fahey’s column on the challenges facing Sony with the Vita. This comment, by Felix Leyendecker, a senior 3D artist at Crytek, leapt out at me. “Nintendos IPs are successful because...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Sony shows it doesn’t yet understand the smartphone threat

    In an interview with Gamasutra, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says that working with small games and indies will be vital to the success of Vita. It's statements show how little Sony understand of the free-to-play revolution...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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