GDC 2019 - Will Google Go Big on Games?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2019 / by Richard Rose posted in Games, Google, Xbox, Playstation, Networking, GDC, Apps, Project Yeti

This month the Games Developers Conference returns for another year, taking over San Francisco from 18th-22nd March (and when we say ‘taking over’ we’re not joking!).

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Nintendo Set for Big Summer

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2019 / by Iva Lila posted in Games

Tenerife, St Tropez, Barcelona - wherever it is that you’re heading this summer, Nintendo has major plans for you. And spoiler alert, these plans involve a pudgy Italian-American plumber...

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The future may be uncertain, but the present is mindful...

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2019 / by Iva Lila posted in Market Reports, data

If it feels like just about everyone is meditating, you're not wrong. Meditation and relaxation apps are trending in a big way thanks to an ever-growing body of research suggesting that the practice of ‘staying in the present moment’ can make us more resilient to stress, improve our ability to focus and enhance productivity.

 

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What is going on with the Google Play Ranking Algorithm?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2019 / by Ben Nolan posted in data

First, some background: since May/June last year, posts from disgruntled developers have been surfacing, complaining of drops in traffic to store pages and downloads (1,2). There was a lot of confusion at the time, and several developers went to Google directly to get answers. Google’s response was:

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Will Subscriptions Transform the Mobile Games Market?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2019 / by Iva Lila posted in Market Reports, Games

While subscription services for TV and music have been the norm for several years, in the games segment the business model is still very new, but it is rapidly gaining pace.

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