I said previously that if Valve wants to move PC gamers to the couch, they’d need to give them a controller that could replace keyboard and mouse. That’s what Valve announced on Friday. Continue reading
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SteamOS + Steam Machines: Fighting The (Last) Land War in Asia
In going with a new operating system (OS) and its own licenced pseudo-PCs, Valve seems to be fighting an old batter rather than looking ahead. Continue reading
I’ve Got No Interest In Steam Big Picture, But…
… that virtual keyboard for controllers is genius.
How Many Games?
“For the entire life of the NES there were only 785 Carts in TOTAL shipped for the USA and Europe.” Continue reading
An Online Platform User Statistic For Comparison
Valve’s Steam has 40 million users (up from 35 million in 2010). It made Valve almost US$1 billion in games sales in 2010. Microsoft has 40 million users on Xbox Live (up from 30 million in 2011). This earned an an estimate of over US$1 billion revenue from game, movie and TV show-related content in … Continue reading
Did UbiSoft’s DRM System Work?
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a controversial issue, with hyperbole on both the pro- and anti-sides. Stripped of rhetoric, it’s actually a cost-vs-benefit issue: how many PC players are developers willing to irritate (cost) in exchange for reducing day 1 piracy (benefit)? what benefits do the PC gamers get in exchange for having to meet … Continue reading