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How in-app purchase is not really destroying the games industry

So there’s an article on HN today about how in-app purchase is destroying the game industry. There are a couple of problems with this theory. The …

The Evolution of the Video Game

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Is It Game Over for Video Game Consoles?

As a kid, Jared Cate spent long hours playing Nintendo’s Pokemon and The Legend of Zelda video games. So when the company released its Wii U console …

How microtransactions conquered the video games industry

If you get offered something for nothing you’d be right in thinking there’s probably a catch somewhere along the line.<p>Like many smartphone and tablet …

A Crash Course in Video Game Economics: Price Discrimination - Blog by philpee2 - IGN

Those of you that know me know that I'm an Economics major. And if you follow me closely, you'll see me sometimes use economic concepts to explain …

Game Over? Why Video-Game-Console Sales Are Plummeting

At a quick glance, it looks like it could be “game over” for the video-game-console business. Sales of consoles in the U.S. dropped 21% in 2012 to …

Goggles for gamers

WHEN in August 2012 Palmer Luckey, the inventor of the Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality gaming peripheral, asked for financing on Kickstarter, a …

Game maker Valve appoints in-house video games economist

<b>Game maker Valve has appointed an in-house economist to help manage the virtual economies that have sprung up around its many titles.</b><p>The company has signed up economics professor Yanis Varoufakis as their resident expert adviser.<p>Valve contacted Prof Mr Varoufakis as it started to think about …

Console combat

<b>The battle among video-game machines</b><p>PREPARE for a new slugfest among video-game consoles. On November 22nd Microsoft begins selling its Xbox One, a …

Nordstrom Q1 same-store sales up 0.6% vs. expectations 1.1% rise

May 17, 2018<br>7:55 PM<p>President Donald Trump acknowledged new doubts about the fate of his coming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, expressing surprise over the uptick in harsh language from Pyongyang while shifting blame to China for the latest uncertainty.<p>May 17, 2018<br>7:46 PM<p>People who …

Microsoft: Get an Xbox One for $399 if you "ditch" your PS3

Microsoft will sell you an Xbox One for $399 if you "ditch" your old PlayStation 3 at one of its stores in the US, the company's latest trade-in promotion states.<p>An e-mail ad for the promotion, captured on NeoGAF, reads, "Ditch your PS3 and get $100 store credit towards Xbox One."<p>The offer runs …

Canada’s growing video game industry pumps $2.3B into economy

With more than 300 video game companies operating across the country, Canada now has the world’s third-largest video game development industry in the …

Gaming Industry

The economics of video games

Inflation can be a headache for any central banker. But it takes a certain type of economist to know what to do when a belligerent spaceship fleet attacks an interstellar trading post, causing mineral prices to surge across the galaxy.<p>Eyjólfur Guðmundsson is just that economist. Working for the …

GamePolitics News | GamePolitics

December 7, 2010<p>The Star Press (which describes itself as the "news source for East Central Indiana") writer Jeffrey M.. McCall pens a two-page …

The race is not to the swift

ON MAY 21st, on a stage flooded with green light, Microsoft unveiled its third video-games console, the confusingly named Xbox One. This followed …

Behind the profitability of the video-game industry - Economics Student Society of Australia (ESSA)

Even from a young age, I’ve loved playing video games. I remember the excitement I drew as I savagely ripped into the packaging of my brand-new …

Video Games Impact the Economy More Than You Think

It’s hardly a secret that video games are a growing force in the entertainment industry, but they might be bigger than many people think.<p>A new study …

Pixel pressures

ON THE face of it, “Grand Theft Auto V”, a video game released on September 17th, is not obviously Scottish. Its setting is a fictionalised Los …

The meaning of "Doom"

TWENTY years ago today, a small Texas company called id Software uploaded a file to an FTP server at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. That file …