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Kliuless #31: Gamer Motivations Deep Dive

by Kenneth Liu on 04/12/19 10:34:00 am   Expert Blogs

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Kliuless? Gaming Industry ICYMI #31

Hi, my name is Kenny Liu, and I work in Revenue Strategy at Riot Games. Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share broadly within Riot. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.

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Revenue Strategy & Insights

  • Quantic Foundry: A Deep Dive into the 12 Motivations: Findings from 400,000+ Gamers [KL: must-watch]
    • Related: Google research about motivators of play in mobile gaming
  • Report: Clash of Clans Revenue Grows 145% Following Season Pass Debut
  • EU investigating Valve and 5 major publishers for illegal geo-blocking
    • Related: Valve fires back at EU: We ‘turned off’ European region locks in 2015
  • FTC to Hold August Workshop on Consumer Issues Related to Loot Boxes


Multi-Platform / Post-Platform

  • Google Stadia has a lot of ‘last mile’ challenges
  • Report: Gamers are willing to try multi-device cloud gaming
  • Roblox Monthly Active Users Grow to 90 Million as International Expansion Continues

XR: AR / MR / VR

  • How Niantic is preparing for AR’s ubiquitous future
  • Bose AR shows off augmented reality audio games


Tech / Entertainment

  • YouTube wants to make choose-your-own-adventure shows
  • After Autoplay: "Interactive, Personalized & Immersive" Entertainment  
  • Blog: What seven years at Airbnb taught me about building a company


  • Bloomberg: Investors’ Guide to Gen Z (Weed, Social Justice and Kylie Jenner)
  • McKinsey: Brazil Digital Report

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Twitter: @kliuless
LinkedIn: @kliuless 

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