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Traditional Games Breaking into Social Networks

Traditional Games Breaking into Social Networks A View from the Frontline Develop Evolve – Keynote Louis Castle, CEO InstantAction Going to talk a little about traditional gaming: complicated games that cost a lot of money, and how we make money off those games since we’re heading for disaster in the retail space. Going to talk […]

5 Things I’m Thinking Right Now

Also known as the “Before I’ve been to Develop” edition. Alice did it first, and then Kim did it. Here’s mine. I’m calling it. We’ve hit Peak Game. Sure, Jesse Schell called it too, but mark my words: we’ve hit the top of the Gartner Hype Cycle and 2011 will be the year of the […]

SXSW 2008: Jane McGonigal Keynote

Tuesday Keynote: Jane McGonigal Room A Tuesday, March 11th 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Jane McGonigal   Creative Dir,   Avant Game  Jane McGonigal Start with a video trailer of The Lost Ring ARG. “Please, I need your help – I can’t do this alone” [the standard call to action of an ARG these days] So I […]

SXSW 2008: Edit Me! How Gamers are Adopting the Wiki Way

SXSW 2008: Edit Me! How Gamers are Adopting the Wiki Way Pribul, Shelton, Burba and McKee. McKee – from Inside view. Social community. How many people are in marketing? Web dev? Game development? [It's not that full an audience, and it's only the first day. Most people are probably recovering from Ironworks] Trying to gauge […]

SXSW 2008 – Stories, Games and Your Brand

I’ve been invited to take part in a panel for next year’s SXSW, Stories, Games and Your Brand by my good friend Rachel Clarke, of Behind the Buzz. Here’s the blurb for the panel: A look at how interactive gaming, storytelling and puzzles can engage users with your brand. Movie and TV producers are increasingly […]

London Gamer Geeks Night 5: The August Edition

Tomorrow night is the fifth London Gamer Geeks night! Last time, we had a quiz where we had questions like this: Name four games with titles that begin with the words: “Sid Meier’s” (we’re not counting sequels) In what game is a Dreamcast used a zombie-killing weapon? What year was Duke Nukem Forever first announced? The quiz […]

London Gamer Geeks Night 4: The Quiz

This Wednesday, 18th July, is the fourth London Gamer Geeks night, helpfully described in bullet point form like this: A geeky games-type thing where we do stuff like: bring your DS and swap games! (extra points for bringing a Game Gear or a Lynx) shout about Sony Home! (and, by logical extension, how no one […]

You’re boring us to death. Please stop.

Via Kotaku comes news of EA’s NFL Tour: Gamers will be able to embark on a fictional NFL road show. With real NFL players as teammates, players will travel across the country to play against each of the NFL teams in newly designed stadiums. As players defeat each of the NFL squads, they come one […]

London Gamer Geeks Night 3

Wednesday 20th June saw the third London Gamer Geeks night, which continues to be described in bullet form like so: A geeky games-type thing where we do stuff like: bring your DS and swap games! (extra points for bringing a Game Gear or a Lynx) shout about Sony Home! (and, by logical extension, how no […]

London Gamer Geeks Night 3

Next Wednesday, 20th June is the third London Gamer Geeks night, helpfully billed by me as: A geeky games-type thing where we do stuff like: bring your DS and swap games! (extra points for bringing a Game Gear or a Lynx) shout about Sony Home! (and, by logical extension, how no one you know owns […]