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Video: Analyzing Steam's marketplace using public sales data
At GDC 2015 Ars Technica's Kyle Orland uses publicly-available Steam data to peek inside the marketplace and explore how things like Metacritic rankings and discounts seem to affect game sales.
12.06.15 | News | Staff
Analysis: Limbo's Completion Time - What's in a Length?
Writer Kyle Orland discusses recent popular XBLA title Limbo -- specifically, the focus from press and audience on the game's length, examining the obsession with a game's length -- perhaps even over its content?
07.26.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 31 Number of Comments 
Do Arkham City’s Language Critics Have A Right To 'Bitch'?
Controversy over cursing in Warner Bros.' Batman: Arkham City gives Gamasutra news editor Kyle Orland an excuse to speak to a cursing expert -- and to use words like "ass" and "bastard" -- in this goddamn article.
10.27.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 58 Number of Comments 
Opinion: Professor Layton And The... Unrelated Story?
Gamasutra's Kyle Orland examines the tenuous relationship between story and gameplay in Level-5's Professor Layton games, suggesting that the thin connection hurts both portions of the game.
10.03.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 14 Number of Comments 
Opinion: Microsoft Squandered Opportunity For Xbox Live TV
In this news analysis, Gamasutra news editor Kyle Orland looks at Microsoft's newly announced partnerships for Xbox Live TV service, and sees a squandered opportunity for the company to leverage its Xbox Live userbase.
10.04.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 16 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Designing For The Metagame
In this analysis piece, Gamasutra news editor Kyle Orland looks at how the "game behind the game" can have a profound effect on the strategy and play of a competitive title, for better or for worse.
08.25.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Opinion: The Tyranny Of Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines
Gamasutra's Kyle Orland argues that Apple's newly-revealed App Store Review Guidelines document is full of inconsistent and vague restrictions that limit app developers’ rights to free expression.
09.14.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 41 Number of Comments 
How can public Steam data inform game devs? Find out at GDC 2015
Ars Technica senior gaming editor Kyle Orland is coming to GDC 2015 in March to share useful takeaways from his research data-mining thousands of public Steam profiles.
10.28.14 | News | Staff
Gamasutra Hits 1 Million Monthly Readers, Adds Parkin, Morris, Orland To Editors
As Gamasutra reaches one million monthly readers and nearly 450,000 registered users, the leading video game art and business site adds contributors including Simon Parkin, Chris Morris and Kyle Orland.
08.29.10 | News | Staff | 9 Number of Comments 
Opinion: 'Expansion Slide Pad' Reflects Lack Of Confidence In 3DS
In this opinion piece, Gamasutra news editor Kyle Orland argues that tweaks like the recently revealed "expansion slide pad" for the 3DS may do more har
09.06.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 27 Number of Comments 
Don't miss: 10 years ago, World of Warcraft was infected by Corrupted Blood
A decade ago, World of Warcraft was hit by a plague. Epidemiologist Nina H. Fefferman, Ph.D, discusses the lessons learned.
09.13.15 | News | Kyle Orland
Don't miss: Iwata at GDC 2011 - 'Engineering is not quite as important as imagination'
"Mr. Miyamoto taught me a painful lesson: Content really is king. His games outsold mine by a huge margin. I found out then that engineering is not quite as important as imagination."
07.12.15 | News | Kyle Orland
Spoiler: Steam games with high Metacritic scores tend to sell well
According to data gathered as part of Ars Technica's ongoing Steam Gauge project, games with extremely high Metacritic scores tend to see significantly higher sales on Steam than those with extremely low scores.
04.22.14 | News | Alex Wawro | 9 Number of Comments 
Enslaved Honored With UK Writer's Guild Award
The UK Writer's Guild has honored Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and writers Alex Garland and Tameem Antoniades with it's 2011 award for Best Video Game.
11.17.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
RIM Updates BlackBerry WebWorks SDK
Research In Motion has released Version 2.1.1 of the BlackBerry 7 WebWorks software development kit, updating version 2.1 released in June with features like micrphone support and a simulated testbed.
08.18.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Gamescom: Sony Releasing Wi-Fi-Free 'Value PSP' For 99 Euros In Fall
At a Gamescom press conference on Tuesday, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe revealed a new value model of the PSP, without wi-fi support, will be available in Europe for 99 euros this fall.
08.15.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 
Microsoft Boasts Best-Ever Non-Holiday Sales Month For Xbox 360 In February
In advance of an expected monthly NPD report on U.S. retail video game sales, Microsoft has revealed its Xbox 360 sold 535,000 units in February, making it the top-selling console for the second straight month.
03.09.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 5 Number of Comments 
AudioKinetic Releases New Version Of WWise Audio Pipeline
Audiokinetic today released a new version of its Wwise game audio pipeline that includes new audio effects and features including side-chaining, convolution reverb and four new distortion effects.
09.27.10 | News | Kyle Orland
Indie Fund Selects First Three Funding Recipients, To Be Revealed At GDC
Independent game funding collective Indie Fund has chosen its first three recipients, to be revealed at an Independent Games Summit panel during GDC 2011 this Feb/March.
01.24.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 1 Number of Comments 
Tenacious D To Perform At Blizzcon Closing Ceremony
Blizzard announced today comedy rock duo Tenacious D would perform at the closing ceremonies of the firm's annual BlizzCon fan gathering on October 23rd, with a performance that will include never-before-heard songs.
10.10.10 | News | Kyle Orland
Mark Wahlberg Confirms Role In David O. Russell Helmed Uncharted Movie
Max Payne movie star Mark Wahlberg said he will be starring in a long-planned film adaptation of Sony's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, penned by writer/director David O. Russell.
11.23.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 17 Number of Comments 
Researchers Develop, Test Single-Pixel Display Embedded On Contact Lens
Researchers have developed and tested a contact lens that wirelessly displays a one-pixel image on a contact lens, setting the stage for future displays that could revolutionize augmented reality gaming.
11.22.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 16 Number of Comments 
EyeSight Gets $4.2M Investment For Mobile Gestures
Gesture-based controls have largely been the purview of home consoles, but that may change if eyeSight Mobile and its $4.2 million in new funding have anything to say about the use of gestures on mobile platforms.
11.22.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Microsoft Acquires VideoSurf For Xbox Video Discovery
Microsoft has announced the purchase of Isreali startup VideoSurf, announcing plans to integrate the company's detailed video search technology into the Xbox 360.
11.22.11 | News | Kyle Orland
Report: 1.2M Non-iPad Tablets Sold So Far In 2011
While sales of non-iPad tablet computers in the U.S. have been steadily increasing throughout 2011, the market is still dwarfed by Apple's market-creating device.
11.21.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 2 Number of Comments 

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