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Comment In: [News - 02/17/2017 - 06:54]

Being part of a virtual ...

Being part of a virtual studio, and often working remotely, I can relate to it working well for highly autonomous people, and not so well for many others. Saying You have to be pretty egoless, too, can get you into problems though because without an ego it 's hard to ...

Comment In: [News - 02/15/2017 - 07:15]

Supercell can coast for a ...

Supercell can coast for a while running off of featuring and organic installs even in the face of increased competition and rising user acquisition costs. The vast majority of their overhead is user acquisition so if they ramp that way back they can extract profit even as their IP 's ...

Comment In: [News - 02/09/2017 - 07:22]

Given the massive expansion of ...

Given the massive expansion of the company following the 6B King acquisition, which I 've previously opinioned as overpriced, it was a sure thing that their revenues would set a record this year. Other than Overwatch, there is no suggestion here that the rest of their product line is performing ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/02/2017 - 04:24]

When I attempted to travel ...

When I attempted to travel to the UK during the 2012 Olympics to meet with a studio to discuss directing development for them, I was detained upon landing. All of my electronic devices were confiscated, and I was not allowed to contact anyone. I was interrogated for hours while being ...

Comment In: [News - 02/02/2017 - 01:51]

When I was in working ...

When I was in working in England and in Russia I noticed that the prices varied a lot on some of the games I wanted to buy, based on what country I was living in. Steam would block me from moving my store to the USA for instance, if the ...

Comment In: [News - 02/01/2017 - 09:02]

I was critical of last ...

I was critical of last year 's 6B King.com acquisition, which I saw as overpriced. This seems like a much more practical acquisition. Further, given the xenophobia in both the USA and UK currently, it 's handy to have a major hub where you can bring your highly talented untouchables. ...

Comment In: [News - 01/30/2017 - 09:59]

I have to agree. When ...

I have to agree. When I returned Stateside from Europe last Summer, I enrolled in a subsidized ACA plan for my small family. We pay almost 700 per month not particularly affordable with an annual deductible of 13,000. That doesn 't protect me at all. It really only protects the ...

Comment In: [News - 01/27/2017 - 07:40]

Based on the number of ...

Based on the number of games I see on Steam where the majority of positive reviews are from accounts with less than 5 products owned and only one review, I would say the creation of dummy Steam accounts to spam false and misleading reviews of games is far from an ...

Comment In: [News - 01/27/2017 - 04:08]

I responded to the venturebeat ...

I responded to the venturebeat article titled Activision 's King quietly acquires analytics firm Omniata earlier on LinkedIn: r n r nSo the venturebeat article is an attempt to rectify how quiet it was Of course a company is not going to be loud about expanding its ability to monitor ...

Comment In: [News - 01/26/2017 - 10:21]

Kojima 's opinion seems very ...

Kojima 's opinion seems very retail-centric. Perhaps in order for retail to stay competitive with free to play games, it will need to bring even more value by combining various forms of media. I personally think that F2P will just continue to bring ever increasing amounts of value at the ...

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