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Kliuless #66: RIP to Two Titans

by Kenneth Liu on 01/30/20 03:55:00 am   Expert Blogs   Featured Blogs

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Kliuless? Gaming Industry Insights #66

Hi, my name is Kenny Liu, and each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.

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RIP to Two Titans

Revenue & Insights

  • Paradox trialing subscription model to address DLC criticism
  • Nintendo passes $1B revenue on mobile, largely thanks to Fire Emblem
  • Pokémon Home cloud service launches on mobile & Switch next month, will cost up to $16/year
  • U.S. mobile app subscription revenue jumped 21% in 2019 to $4.6B across the top 100 apps
  • Sensor Tower: 2019 Store Intelligence Data Digest

PC / Console

  • Dauntless developer acquired by Garena
  • Crowfall raises another $11.7 million for its MMO venture
  • Ninja Theory announces ‘mental terror’ experimental title Project: Mara
  • Console tariff off the table as tensions ease between U.S. and China


Esports & Influencers

Tech / Entertainment

  • Uber’s AI plays text-based games like a human
  • The Witcher Anime Film Is on the Way at Netflix
  • Snap rolls out Ready Chef Go mobile messaging game globally


  • Polygon’s 50 most anticipated games of 2020
  • Niantic launches Pokémon Go’s competitive battling league
  • Jeff Kaplan: Hero bans work for some games but not for Overwatch
  • The Closing Walls Around China’s Independent Game Developers
    • Related: 8 Exciting New Chinese Indie Video Games for 2020
  • HBR: When Community Becomes Your Competitive Advantage

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