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Japanese devs reflect on the recent renaissance of Japanese games

<i>"Thinking back on the last couple of years, there were [so] many smartphone games, that it seemed people had forgotten about the artistic or</i> …

Game Development

Top 5 Ways That Otherwise Good Leaders Fail

I’ve worked for a lot of bosses, and in the course of consulting and networking, I’ve been able to observe hundreds of leaders. The good leaders …

Leadership

The 5 Worst Leadership Qualities: How Many Does Your Boss Have?

A positive attitude isn't always a great look for a leader.<p>Sometimes, good intentions backfire. Your boss might think they’re displaying impeccable leadership qualities by being a cheerleader, always insisting the team can succeed, even though consistent success is a pipe dream at best.<p>They might …

Leadership

Fortnite: Why You Can Think of It like Netflix

By<p>May 14, 2018 11:19 a.m. ET<p>If you’re not sure what to make of “Fortnite,” the videogaming phenomenon that has become shorthand for battle-royale …

Fortnite

Nvidia Slides In Spite of Beating Estimate: 7 Key Takeaways

A steep slowdown in demand from cryptocurrency miners is tempering enthusiasm for what in many ways is a strong Nvidia (NVDA) earnings report.<p>After …

Investing

The DeanBeat: Surprise, Nvidia’s secret weapon is … gaming

Nvidia reported record financial results on Thursday for its first fiscal quarter that ended April 29, and it also saw its stock price hit an all-time high of $260.13 per share, giving the company a market value of $157.9 billion. Based on all of the hype around Nvidia, you would think that the …

Nvidia

Top 25 companies made up 77% of global games market in 2017 - Newzoo

The games industry evolves rapidly, but that doesn't necessarily mean a lot of turnover for the biggest names in the business.<p>Newzoo today released …

Gaming Industry

Chinese games market expected to reach $42bn revenue by 2022

Domestic games revenue in China is expected to reach a total of $42 billion by 2022 according to reports on PC games and mobile games from market …

Mobile Gaming

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

Razer doubles down on Southeast Asia and payments with acquisition of MOL

Gaming hardware maker Razer, which went public in a big IPO in Hong Kong last year, is doubling down on payments after it announced a deal to acquire MOL, a company that offers online and offline payments in Southeast Asia.<p>Razer made an initial $20 million investment in MOL last June to supercharge …

South-east Asia

"What's your plan to not destroy yourself as you're stepping into this career path?"

At Reboot Develop, Devolver and Good Shepherd co-founder Mike Wilson discussed the need for unions, mental burnout, and dealing with online toxicity

Game Design

Blog: Looking for game design in real life

Game design lessons can be found everywhere. In this article, the first in my "Game design in real life" series, I take a look at some of the design …

Game Design

The Art & Business of Making Games

Damien Yoccoz's Blog<p>Video games turned my 4-year old self playing Sonic The Hedgehog on Sega's Master System in 1991 into a video game localization …

Game Design

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

To prevent toxicity, design games with community management in mind

“When your game becomes toxic, your reputation precedes you,” UX researcher and advisor on online harassment Katherine Lo cautioned the audience …

Clean Up Corrosive Interpersonal Dynamics on Your Team with This System

“The consequences of not identifying and addressing conflicts and corrosive team dynamics are always dire,” says <b>Laura Gates</b>, whose work as an …

This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

Ten Leadership Lies 90% Of Managers Believe

I started my first full-time, non-temp job when I was 19. I was promoted to supervisor of my department when I was 20. The bar was not very high.<p>One of the other supervisors told me, “Don’t be too friendly with your employees.”<p>“Why not?” I asked. “We’re friends already. They’re still my coworkers. …

Leadership

How Not to Suck as a Manager Comes Down to Displaying These 3 Rare Behaviors

We can learn a lot from the practice of servant leadership.<p>U.S. companies will literally spend billions of dollars annually on leadership development programs to strengthen its high-potential talent. Fact is, there's a drastic leadership shortage in the pipeline across industries, and executives …

10 traits that will make you a successful leader, according to Google's internal research

Twenty years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's giving you a glimpse inside its …

Research Shows This 1 Rare Habit Totally Separates Successful Leaders From All Others

This may be cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

The super-easy retirement investing plan

Don't much enjoy thinking about investments? If so, you probably don't want to spend your precious free time researching which investments to buy and which ones to let go.<p>Luckily, you can set up a simple retirement investing system that will let you buy investments once and hang on to them …

Investing

The Leadership Model Used By Steve Jobs, Henry Ford And Thomas Edison

If you’re an individual contributor who also manages the work of other employees, you’re what is called a Player-Coach. It’s a very different kind of leadership model than what usually gets talked about, although ironically, Player-Coach is one of the most commonly employed leadership …

Henry Ford

The 5 best pieces of advice I got last year from CEOs and execs

Now is the time of year where you're ready to reinvent yourself. 2018 is a fresh start.<p>That means you're likely most receptive to advice right now. Watch out. There's good advice and there's also plenty of bad advice out there.<p>I've been the recipient of both. Usually your inner radar helps you sift …

We’ve updated our list of the best Nintendo 3DS games out right now

We’ve updated our list of the 50 best Nintendo 3DS games, and we think it’s (pretty close) to finalized for the foreseeable future.<p>In May of 2016, we …

Monthly expenses: 60 minutes to better budgeting in 2018

A new year means a new approach to staying on top of your finances. Here's how to put a budget together in a mere hour or less.<p>If you don't currently follow a monthly budget, you're not alone. Nearly 60% of U.S. adults make the mistake of not having a budget in place. But without one, you're likely …

Personal Finance

I'm 29 and Manage $100 Million — Here Are the 7 Best Pieces of Advice I Can Give You About Investing

No. 6: Do not fall in love with your investments.<p>At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I’m on the young side to be managing …

How Do You Know Someone Has the Leadership Skills of the Future? Look for These 5 Signs | Inc.com

As you think ahead to improving your leadership skills in 2018 and beyond, the best traits I have found which will profoundly impact individuals and teams may not be futuristic at all. But -- and you can take this to the bank -- these 5 leadership practices will stand the test of time, next year or …

Leadership

Ringing in 2018: Strange New Year’s Eve Traditions from Around the World

How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Two things that are usually done in the United States are a resolution to commit to in the next year and, of …