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The first in what will probably be a very short series of articles debunking some of the popular gaming myths,
#1 Why the popular idea that giving games away for free and making money out of "added value" content is not the future for game monetization
The Rock Paper Scissors game design analogy and why most game designers are missing the point
A novel theory for why people enjoy playing games based on players need to take risks without the real world associated cost.
I've been thinking about the different phases in the design process I follow when designing games. I've got a novel handle on it. I think it's possible to think of each phase in the process as a person with a different personality.
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[Blog - 09/09/2013 - 04:23]
Our society and it 's ...
Our society and it 's constant positive attitude bullshit has a lot to answer for IMO. Failure is something which goes hand in hand with innovation and exploration and should be embraced not feared. Over my years as a project manager I 've seen a number of projects, which should ...
[News - 09/09/2013 - 02:14]
OLED takes less power than ...
OLED takes less power than LCD so it 's interesting they 've managed to push the battery life out by an hour. I wonder how they did that That 's got to be a good thing.
[Blog - 08/30/2013 - 10:14]
One thing I 've never ...
One thing I 've never been able to work out how to do is create review codes for Android. is this even possible The only solution I 've been able to come up with is to create a restricted access area on my FTP and put unlocked versions of the ...
[News - 08/28/2013 - 04:00]
I like the idea of ...
I like the idea of a 1DS. Display consists of a horizontal line of pixels. Actually that 's a neat idea for a game jam challenge. Are there any 1D games Is it even possible I 'm completely side tracked now.
[News - 08/20/2013 - 01:55]
It also announced significant reductions ...
It also announced significant reductions to the prices for Sony-branded Vita memory cards. I can 't believe they Sony still do this. They should scrap their stupid proprietor memory card nonsense and let users plug a standard SD card in.
[News - 07/26/2013 - 06:22]
I think the problem is ...
I think the problem is not the 27 attach rate or that the top selling title has only made 20K, it 's the fact that CEO let slip that the next most successful title has only made 4K. That sounds to me like a pretty awful omen for the average ...