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Comment In: [News - 08/21/2015 - 06:55]

Without having seen any of ...

Without having seen any of these documents, or even been in California recently, I would imagine both companies are experiencing ever increasing user acquisition costs as consumers adapt to their business models, which are approaching extinction. Because consumers just don 't like them. Asking for funding can delay the inevitable. ...

Comment In: [News - 08/20/2015 - 05:38]

I think the use of ...

I think the use of games for medicinal purposes is inevitable. I would go as far as to say it is already happening, and have stated so in some of my NPR interviews. I 've designed some experiments with other scientists to prove certain therapeutic effects in games, but getting ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/20/2015 - 12:57]

When I published my Compassion ...

When I published my Compassion in F2P article here on Gamasutra, many of my peers argued intensely that compassion has no place in business. I also am frequently told that intuition has no place in our business. Some people are more comfortable with emotions than others. Some people have a ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/17/2015 - 02:01]

Hakim is correct. The 5 ...

Hakim is correct. The 5 value or the 1 value is a metric related to a specific class of monetization models. This metric is not applicable to consumers. It is an extremely common data science interpretation error. Different models have different levels of acceptance and utility to consumers, and thus ...

Comment In: [News - 07/23/2015 - 02:10]

Andy, I was a top ...

Andy, I was a top professional cyber athlete for five years, and made more money doing that than I ever did teaching. I did it from my home the whole time, and that 's how I ended up getting into the gaming industry in the first place. Granted maybe not ...

Comment In: [News - 07/23/2015 - 05:10]

Having myself been the target ...

Having myself been the target of upset corporations, hackers, and other cyber individuals over the years including explicit death threats , my advice to Mr. Smedley would be Don 't feed the trolls .

Comment In: [News - 07/22/2015 - 02:41]

When I was finishing up ...

When I was finishing up my degree in exercise physiology at UCLA in 1989, one of my professors laughed and said just you watch, all the endurance records are about to be broken. Erythropoietin drugs are in final testing stages and once athletes get their hands on this stuff, records ...

Comment In: [News - 07/21/2015 - 01:42]

With 500,000 new mobile games ...

With 500,000 new mobile games reaching market every year, the market is rapidly approaching what economists would describe as perfect competition . What this means is that while early participants had the opportunity to make serious profits, right now it is extremely difficult to do more than break even in ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/15/2015 - 02:02]

The game industry is really ...

The game industry is really at a very interesting turning point. Free to play business models have effectively displaced larger titles utilizing the older retail model. At the same time, consumers have pretty much made up their minds that free to play, the way it is largely being used now, ...

Comment In: [News - 07/07/2015 - 03:46]

In today 's market there ...

In today 's market there seems to be a strong tendency towards cheap iterative work, and a strong aversion to innovation. Especially complex innovation. A complex and innovative product is extremely high risk, but also expensive to copy and relatively easy to show it is a copy. r n r ...

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