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  • Ever since video games became really big business, the market has moved faster than even experienced hands can keep track of. Predicting what the market is going to do for […]

    Trendspotting: What Happened in 2013, and What I Expect In 2014

    Ever since video games became really big business, the market has moved faster than even experienced hands can keep track of. Predicting what the market is going to do for […]

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  • I’ve been on a match-3 kick lately. The genre spawned largely by the likes of Bejeweled has become almost ubiquitous nowadays, being the go-to choice for puzzle games, but Aileen […]

    Games I’ve Played: Puzzle and Dragons vs. 10000000

    I’ve been on a match-3 kick lately. The genre spawned largely by the likes of Bejeweled has become almost ubiquitous nowadays, being the go-to choice for puzzle games, but Aileen […]

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  • Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen had some interesting comments regarding his company’s policy on microtransactions, namely the fact that they’re going to be impossible to avoid in his company’s games […]

    Translating EA’s Language On Microtransactions

    Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen had some interesting comments regarding his company’s policy on microtransactions, namely the fact that they’re going to be impossible to avoid in his company’s games […]

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  • Aileen showed me that a new Final Fantasy was out! On iOS! Joy! Sadly, there was no joy in Midgar. The game turned out to be Final Fantasy: All The […]

    Final Fantasy: All The Bravest Ruins Square Enix’s Name

    Aileen showed me that a new Final Fantasy was out! On iOS! Joy! Sadly, there was no joy in Midgar. The game turned out to be Final Fantasy: All The […]

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  • Mondays are usually slow for news as people start to stir for the coming week. Therefore, every Monday, we will address one topic to start the week and get discussion […]

    The Monday ‘Joe: The Price of Games

    Mondays are usually slow for news as people start to stir for the coming week. Therefore, every Monday, we will address one topic to start the week and get discussion […]

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  • CCP Games’ online first-person shooter for the PlayStation 3, Dust 514, has recently abandoned its “cover charge,” instead choosing to enter the free-to-play market. Executive Producer Brandon Laurino went on to offer […]

    Dust 514 to Go Entirely Free-to-Play

    CCP Games’ online first-person shooter for the PlayStation 3, Dust 514, has recently abandoned its “cover charge,” instead choosing to enter the free-to-play market. Executive Producer Brandon Laurino went on to offer […]

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  • Gamevil Attributes 2011 Q2 Success to Smartphones

    Gamevil recently reported another quarter of growth with overall revenue at 9.8 billion Won ($9 million), up 34% from the same period one year ago. Net profit was on the rise […]

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