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The social games bubble is bursting and mobile is next

I’ve said for a long time that the explosive growth of social and mobile gaming is a fashion trend. Many a clueless analyst and click driving “journalist” has latched onto this trend as a clear and irrefutable sign that this … Continue reading

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Apple’s (And Soon Microsoft’s) Big Threats to Choice

UPDATE: Since I posted this entry, Microsoft has decided to change the Metro-only restriction on their free development tools. A smart move on their part. I make no secret of the fact that while there are many cool things Apple … Continue reading

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Gamers Should Be Mad About 38 Studios’ Failure

This afternoon, 38 Studios officially laid off their entire staff of 380 people and is closing both their studios. This after running out of cash following a┬árather public scene with the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, a state agency which … Continue reading

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On Gaming’s Future: Mobile Reality Check

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve had the launch of the iPad 3 and a slew of rumours about what we may see in the next-gen home consoles. As usual, the growing Apple-centric members of the enthusiast press were … Continue reading

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The THQ Drama Continues – Is there really any hope left?

I’ve said before that I like to not only follow creative mediums but often the businesses behind them as I think it’s valuable to know where the stuff we enjoy comes from. One of my early posts here was about … Continue reading

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Retail Can’t See the Apples Through the Trees

Say what you will about Apple and I can say plenty but if there’s one thing they understand better than anything else, it’s tailoring the user experience. Perhaps nowhere else is this more apparent than in their branded retail stores. … Continue reading

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HP: How can something so large be so clueless?

In addition to just liking gaming and technology, I also have a hobbyist level of interest in the actual businesses behind those things. I like to think that we can learn a lot about the stuff we enjoy if we … Continue reading

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