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Wired Productions' Leo Zullo

Wired Production's Leo Zullo on supporting mental health awareness

Three years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Luca Dalcò, the founder of LKA, a small indie developer from Italy. He presented a demo of The Town of Light ...

on Aug 14th 2017 at 10:45AM in News
Zynga must increase conversion for future success - Midia

Zynga must increase conversion for future success - Midia

Zynga posted its best revenue and booking performance in four years during Q2 2017, with revenue reaching $209.2m, up from $181.7m this time last year, and 21m daily active users ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 7th 2017 at 10:31AM in News
Physical game sales fell by 20% last quarter, says Kantar

Physical game sales fell by 20% last quarter, says Kantar

Physical game sales have fallen 20 per cent year-on-year, according to Kantar Worldpanel's latest quarterly entertainment barometer report, with the limited number of new releases also affecting GAME's share of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 7th 2017 at 10:06AM in News
Zynga and MGM's Words with Friends TV show is the 'correct route' for strengthening brand loyalty

Zynga and MGM's Words with Friends TV show is the 'correct route' for strengthening brand loyalty

Earlier this week, Zynga announced it was teaming up with MGM Television to create a new TV show based on the popular mobile hit Words with Friends.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 10:39AM in News

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Xbox One X

The X Factor is back - how the Xbox One X will re-establish the Microsoft's technical superiority

Consoles are usually creations of compromise. They have to hit a certain price point, not be too large (or too noisy), provide future-proofed technology, and often include a range of other ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
Starlink

E3 2017: Ubisoft's return to life with Starlink: Battle for Atlas

One the most unexpected announcements of this year’s E3 was undoubtedly Ubisoft’s ambitious new toys-to-life title. At a time when some have described the sector as being doomed, with ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Karol Severin

Nintendo Switch title mix lays groundwork for its upcoming Online Service - MIDiA

MIDiA Research's lead analyst for research on games and the mobile content economy Karol Severin shares his views on Nintendo's recent game announcements and how they look set to ...

on Jun 16th 2017 at 11:30AM in News

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E3 show floor

E3 2017: Play time or story time?

Academic studies of video games have long pondered the relative merits of gameplay vs story, or ludology vs narratology as it’s often called. While we leave such critical musings to ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 11:00AM in News
PlayStation

Stand and deliver - how and why publishers make us wait after E3

E3 press conferences were once littered with titles that wouldn’t see retailers’ shelves for years. But there looks to be a new sense of immediacy spreading across these events and ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Fallout 4 VR

Doom, Fallout 4 and Skyrim VR will drive awareness, but Ubisoft still 'go-to VR publisher' - SuperData

Virtual reality was a major theme of Bethesda's E3 announcements this year, with titles such as Skyrim, Doom and Fallout 4 all receiving the VR treatment by the end of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 2:36PM in News
Xbox One family

Xbox One game sales to grow 17% to 70m in 2017, thanks to Xbox One X - FutureSource

The global games software market is expected to exceed $100bn in 2017, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, with console game sales rising significantly toward the end of ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 11:48AM in News

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Miyamoto and Yves

Rabbid fanbase - how Nintendo and Ubisoft's Mario partnership gives Switch a tactical edge

We knew it was coming, but somehow Ubisoft still managed to surprise us. No, we're not talking about Beyond Good and Evil 2 (although let's just pause for a ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 15th 2017 at 9:45AM in News
Joost van Dreunen

Xbox One X price is 'an obvious weakness' - SuperData

Now that the dust has settled on Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal, it seems analysts are still uncertain about 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Karol Severin

The differentiation of Nintendo Switch is a double-­edged sword - MIDiA

MIDiA Research's lead analyst for research on games and the mobile content economy Karol Severin shares his views on the Nintendo Switch, the platform holder's potential difficulties in doubling ...

on Jun 2nd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Karol Severin

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass will 'impact the future sales of consoles,' says MIDiA

MIDiA Research's lead analyst for research on games and the mobile content economy Karol Severin shares his views on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass and how it will affect the ...

on May 26th 2017 at 2:18PM in News

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Vive standalone headset

Vive's standalone VR headset could be a real 'game changer' - SuperData

After Vive's surprise announcement that it was creating a standalone VR headset for Google's Daydream platform on Wednesday, SuperData's vice president of research and strategy and head of VR/AR Stephanie ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 19th 2017 at 9:28AM in News