Future Fan – The ownership of relationships

Consider an eight year old playing Lego Indiana Jones on an XBox. Certainly a fan of XBox. Very likely a fan of Lego. Hopefully of Indiana Jones, and as the third Lego game they’re playing that year, unknowingly a fan of game maker; Traveller’s Tales (TTGames). These are very fragmented…

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Platform gaming – Recycling IP

I remember the frustration I felt when the Nokia N-Gage was released back in 2003. Yeah, this was the side-ways holding “Taco” phone that was also a gaming handheld, complete with gaming D-Pad (Directional Pad) and game cartridge (SD) slot. I was elated that another handheld console had hit the…

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Mobile gaming and Sabre Tooth Tigers

I love the fact that Sabre toothed cats existed several times in history. It’s a grim reminder that evolution can over-evolve to the point of extinction. Turns out that the iconic Large canine gene that bread through successful adults kept going to the point where the animal could no longer…

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News Imitating Life, Imitating SEO

These days I probably read about the games industry as much as I enjoy playing the games themselves. I’ve always found the business intriguing, particularly around console launch time. I looked forward to following the accuracy of my predictions and certainly have my scars of loved and lost consoles.

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E3 and the XBox 180

This years E3 was the funniest episode of the Apprentice EVER! And I can’t wait to see who gets fired. The more I think about it, Microsoft simply did every single thing wrong. From the naming of the console all the way through to their greedy DRM circus. This was…

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