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Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens - The New York Times
In a new book, “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked,” the social psychologist Adam Alter warns that many of us — youngsters, teenagers, adults — are addicted to modern digital products. Not figuratively, but literally addicted.
mobile  homescreen  addiction  dopamine  neuroscience  mental  health  games  online  WoW 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Atari: Game Over #1 - YouTube &! - min 20 'ATARI committed suicide by trying to sell another 10m units into an already saturated market (with little innovation, new ground breaking hw model). It could sell more stuff, had all this inventory and huge staff (expenses) that ate up less and less cash flow till it ran into a loss of 500m in its last year. During its heyday, corporate boggle heads ran the shop, who were not interested into investing and pushing the envelope and risking a little (known risks, curtailed/mitigated) ... didn't need to risk the shop. ... But after all it was the beginning of the home entertainment that are now video games. And history has shown, that the innovator (first out of the door) does not always win the whole game/industry. See modern Silicon Valley examples in MySpace, Bebo, Friendster, .... Atari also was a corner stone of Silicon Valley of today; casual and a meritocracy (if you exclude gender & minorities).
game  design  ATARI  game-mechanics  Games  Industry  gamedev  gamedesign  business  strategy  strategy  management  product  management  project  management  business  management  history  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon
the internet brings out the worst in people and society - because it is frictionless. wait 10 year and we hope we died 10 years ago. // ""You don’t really recover from this kind of abuse. You just change." She’s right. Often, I’ll see people lashing out at women they perceive as too bitchy or too confrontational. They don’t understand that we are the sum of our experiences. The toxic environment causes us to change. If people attack you online, you’re going to get defensive quickly. If people sexually harass you, you’re going to grow more inward, and more protective. It’s a very human reaction, and there is no way to face this daily reality without it changing who you are."
#GamerGate  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  troll  trolls  cyber  bullying  cyber  mobbing  hater  haters  Patriarchy  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  male  privilege  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  Misogynie  misogyny  feminism  feminist  harassment  social  discrimination  discrimination  Twitter  Facebook  Comments  YouTube  community  minority  STEM  Silicon  Valley  gaming  industry  Games  Indie  Games 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Indie Games & the Fourth Dimension - Computerphile - YouTube
>> scratching your own itch & adding/removing/containing variables (focus, not too much clutter, immersive vs casual) &! full 30min interview -
gamedesign  game  design  innovation  innovator  Indie  Music  Indie  Games  content  creator  Artist  digital  creative  destruction  creativity 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Pomplamoose 2014 Tour Profits (or Lack Thereof) | PandoDaily
[A] new paradigm for professional artistry. We’re entering a new era in history: the space between “starving artist” and “rich and famous” is beginning to collapse. YouTube has signed up over a million partners (people who agree to run ads over their videos to make money from their content). The “creative class” is no longer emerging: it’s here, now. We, the creative class, are finding ways to make a living making music, drawing webcomics, writing articles, coding games, recording podcasts. Most people don’t know our names or faces. We are not on magazine covers at the grocery store. We are not rich, and we are not famous. We are the mom and pop corner store version of “the dream.” If Lady Gaga is McDonald’s, we’re Betty’s Diner. And we’re open 24/7. We have not “made it.” We’re making it. [...] Relevant Passion Content vs Interesting Content (Gossip, Celeb, 24/7 News Cycle (C&P Re-Posts & Repackaged ala HuffPo) ... in an age of FB Newsfeed & Co. for discovery. &!
Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  Music  Industry  Entertainment  Industry  Hollywood  Indie  Music  Indie  Games  YouTube  business  model  pageviews  content  creator  paid  content  digital  content  content  Newsfeed  Facebook  Twitter  content  discovery  content  distribution  Platform  Huffington  Post  NYTimes  mass  culture  Massenmedium  virality  The  Wars  Viral  copywriting  destruction  creativity  Artist  digital  Signal  vs.  Noise  frictionless  friction  attention  span  Generationy  Millennials  print-is-dead  Print  is  Dead  Google  News  Google  Search  newspapers  SME  SMB 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
EA’s Stock Is Riding High(ish) Again, but Did Titanfall Do Enough? | Re/code
That digital overtake last year was driven by growth both in mobile games like The Simpsons: Tapped Out and console games with microtransactions baked in, like the then-current soccer title FIFA 13. However, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment pointedly declined to include microtransactions in its game, but will have some paid downloadable content starting this month.
Game  Industry  DLC  digital  natives  digital  content  Millennials  generationy  friction  point  e-commerce  Music  Industry  Hollywood  digital  economy  microtransaction  Indie  Games  Indie  Game  Developers  Mobile  Games  leisure  time  leisure 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Google buys up games controller firm Green Throttle Games
Mobile Market is saturated. Now comes the fight for the living room and making the living room/TV/Movie/Surfing experience more like 21st Century. And cable companies (middle man) will become obsolete in the coming years. "More recently, the company announced the low-cost Chromecast dongle. The device allows content from a mobile device to be played out on a television. Joining Google from Green Throttle Games will be co-founders Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend. Mr Townsend was lead engineer for the Palm Pilot, a pioneering handheld device. +
acqui-hire  Nest  Labs  Green  Throttle  Games  Google  Apple  Amazon  TV  Chromecast  Apple  TV  cable  companies  USA  Comcast  TimeWarner  AT&T  Verizon  FiOS  Platform  TV  Arms  Race 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
It's official: Comcast and Time Warner Cable announce $45.2B merger | VentureBeat | Business | by Jordan Novet
Comcast and Time Warner Cable are the largest and second-largest cable providers in the U.S., respectively. [...] federal regulators could challenge the deal, just as they have pushed back on mergers of big mobile service providers such as AT&T and T-Mobile. + The Tek 0096: Comcast & Time Warner Wouldn't Hurt a Fly + + 30:06min in - all this comes back to the fight of the Middleman to try hardest to stay relevant in the future of distribution of digital content. Whether it be music, movies, tv, tv-series, and any other digital content. The future is about b2c, currently its about b2b2c. The middleman will fall away, but it is fighting back. Remove a middle man and get rid of the mark-up. + + +
oligopol  monopoly  crony  capitalism  Time  Warner  Comcast  USA  corporatism  corporate  governance  corporate  media  NBC  generalelectric  GE  antitrust  collusion  infrastructure  investment  infrastructure  middleman  Music  Industry  Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  Games  Industry  ISP  digital  content  digital  economy  digital  natives  digital  artist  Verizon  cartel  Mafia  AT&T  Netflix  netneutrality  Net  Neutrality  net-neutrality  Netzneutralität  bandwith  metering  Internet  tiering  Internet  metering  public  policy  innovation  barriers  to  entry 
february 2014 by asterisk2a
Want to train your brain? Play StarCraft - Crave
video games to reduce cognitive decline in elderly. add exercise, add diet (Vegan). Has positive effect. Not only for elderly. But for everyone. There is no poison. There are only poisonous doses. + >>
Alzheimer  vision  WoW  dementia  RTS  game  ageing  World  of  Warcraft  brain  function  brain  plasticity  video  games  cognitive  funtion  eyesight  StarCraft 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
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virtualgoods  virtual  currency  socialmedia  micropayments  monetization  payment-system  advertising  games  social 
april 2010 by asterisk2a

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