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Simon Carless's Expert Blogs

This week's roundup includes a look at new Zachtronics title Eliza, the moral panic about Fortnite and 'good play', and the incredible Wii Sports speedrunners, among a host of other interesting pieces.


Posted by Simon Carless on Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:32:00 EDT in
Let’s say you’ve put $20,000 into your game, or $200,000 dollars, or $2 million dollars. And you still want your money - or your investors’ money - back. You should probably look at how crowded that genre/game feature is.


Posted by Simon Carless on Sat, 03 Aug 2019 02:29:00 EDT in
This week's roundup includes a couple of looks at Epic's Fortnite World Cup, analyses of Nintendo's new Fire Emblem game and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, as well as time loops in games, Candyland, Elsinore and lots more besides.


It’s possible to divide the eras of video game discoverability into roughly three parts - each of which bleeds messily into the other. Here's what you might be confused about if you grew up in one of these eras.


Posted by Simon Carless on Sun, 28 Jul 2019 10:02:00 EDT in
This week's roundup includes a history in progress of Grand Theft Auto Online's near-infinitely trailed casino addition, multiple cloud gaming analyses, articles looking at 198X's debut and The Division 2's latest updates, & lots more besides.


Posted by Simon Carless on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 03:07:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC
I have good news for you. There’s already a way to work out if your premium, non-F2P game launching on Steam is going to be a success or not. And I really feel like many people don’t understand this.


This week's roundup includes a look at Thatgamecompany's Sky, the rise of the professional dungeon master, and the far-ahead tech of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter on N64, as well as the latest on No Man's Sky, Dead Cells, and lots more besides.


This week's roundup includes a look at the Switch Lite announcement and Valve's experimental discovery mechanisms, as well as some picks on 2019's best games so far, indie pinball innovation, Dragon Quest Builders 2, and a bunch more besides.


This week's roundup includes some amazing highlights from the Summer Games Done Quick speedrun series, a look at intriguing new title Sea Of Solitude, and lots more still.


This week's roundup includes a look at Nintendo's spritely Super Mario Maker 2, more impressions of IGA's much-awaited & Castlevania-ish Bloodstained, and a surprising new invasion in EVE Online.


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