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Comment In: [News - 04/28/2015 - 04:44]

This is indeed sad news. ...

This is indeed sad news. He was a very nice person, and his work was illuminating. His passing is a loss for the industry, academy, and humanity.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/23/2015 - 06:17]

Back in my day, we ...

Back in my day, we didn 't have these new-fangled tutorials. We died 8,462 times while surmounting increasing difficulty curves in both directions And we liked it

Comment In: [Blog - 01/21/2015 - 04:32]

the specific case might be ...

the specific case might be an outlier r n r nThat is entirely possible. The bungling of the console release date at least suggests that the right hand didn 't always know what the left hand was doing at Zenimax. Still, recall that ESO was released in a staged manner, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/20/2015 - 11:39]

Hi, Paul, r n r ...

Hi, Paul, r n r nYour articles have been interesting to read. However, I think you 've tried to stretch your data beyond what it can show. r n r nThe hypothesis is that Crunch improves troubled games . What if that hypothesis were true What effect would it have ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/09/2015 - 01:32]

Yea I agree, and it ...

Yea I agree, and it seems like a major reason for extended open betas is to give devs the opportunity to use predictive and explanatory analytics to fine-tune the product, while avoiding the charge of having released a broken game .

Comment In: [Blog - 12/16/2014 - 03:05]

Hi, Paul, r n r ...

Hi, Paul, r n r nI 'm enjoying reading your post but I 'm having a hard time following your graphs, particularly the first one. Your methodology page says your aggregate outcome score should lie between 0 and 4, but its 0 to 100 on the first graph. Also, what ...

Comment In: [News - 11/05/2014 - 06:10]

At the risk of stepping ...

At the risk of stepping into this debate, has anyone actually read the original study The authors perform some fairly sophisticated transformations on the data in order to examine the relationship between violent crime and video games. But when it comes down to it, it is a purely correlational analysis. ...

Comment In: [News - 08/18/2014 - 05:07]

At least part of this ...

At least part of this increase must be a delayed response to the VAT tax increase in 2011. Initially they charged 8.99, 17.5 or 1.57 of which went to the UK government. The tax rises to 20 in 2011, which is an additional 23p of revenues lost to taxes. Comparing ...

Comment In: [News - 06/27/2014 - 07:14]

Daniel could you provide cites ...

Daniel could you provide cites for this discussion using data from valve and others

Comment In: [Blog - 06/20/2014 - 11:21]

It 's important to distinguish ...

It 's important to distinguish between the price of a game and the value of a game. I 'm aware of no evidence that consumers value games less than they used to. However, it is quite clear that, in many cases, consumers are paying a great deal less for those ...

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