Simon Carless's Expert Blogs
Many Steam refund comments are legitimate, and definitely worth reading to give you an idea of sentiments around the game or technical issues. But others.. oi. Here's a survey of them! (With bonus takeaways for devs.)
OK, so with the Steam Game Festival - Autumn Edition now running (until October 13th), I thought it was worth peeking into changes for this edition and how it’s being received on ‘the Internet’ so far. Plus more news!
Instead of pitching all those photogenic, influential YouTubers - why don’t you just become a slick, photogenic YouTuber? Some thoughts for game discoveryland, including the above!
How do developers and publishers try to predict their revenue per platform? A look at The Gardens Between's results, and some hints as to possibilities - plus lots more game discovery news.
Let's look at some interesting discount and sale strategies for console and PC games - including Switch eShop discounts and Steam sales.
What's the new Xbox store for Xbox One - which will also roll out for Xbox Series - like? (This is a big one for the future of how people buy games on Xbox consoles.)
This game discovery round up looks at what happens if you have a slow start, but your game is great. Can we all hold out hope and push for that Wandersong-style long tail?
All kinds of the latest game discoverability/platform news - from Amazon Luna analysis to front-page Steam explanations and more.
Talking to Pawel Lekki of EXOR Studios, we explored his upcoming game The Rift Breaker, which has amassed nearly 250,000 wishlists on Steam to date pre-release. How did he do it?
What does Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda parent company Zenimax mean for the video game ecosystem in general, and regular publisher/devs in particular?
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