QUOTE | “Worry is the gun to your head. It changes how you make decisions.” - Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart on surviving 13 years in AAA development and how I thought we would have been purchased by now.” Elsewhere in the business ...
QUOTE | â€œWorry is the gun to your head. It changes how you make decisions.â€ - Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart on surviving 13 years in AAA development and how â€œI thought we would have been purchased by now.â€
Elsewhere in the business of gaming this week...
QUOTE | â€œ[VR] kind of scares me as an investor.â€ - Veteran venture capitalist Mitch Lasky talking at Casual Connect about how VR is a â€œdramatically overfunded spaceâ€ thatâ€™s too risky.
QUOTE | â€œMy goal as a developer is not to get rich and live a lavish lifestyle at the expense of gamers.â€ - Independent developer Edward McNeill talking in a session at Casual Connect USA about why some developers commit to VR exclusives.
STAT | 26% - The decline in US video game sales for NPDâ€™s June reporting period; the $652 million tally includes NPDâ€™s digital tracking for the first time.
QUOTE | â€œThere is a lot of fraud among live streamers, with some of them actively buying fake viewers to raise their ranking.â€ - SuperData analyst Joost van Dreunen talking about some of the obstacles to growth for the eSports industry, which should still pass $1 billion next year.
QUOTE | â€œI think the me of today, the 18 years older me, shouldnâ€™t damage the game my younger self made.â€ - Veteran Japanese developer Goichi Suda (aka Suda51) describing his feelings as he works towards bringing his first game, The Silver Case, to a global audience nearly two decades later.
QUOTE | â€œAnyone that comes too hard out of the gate declaring their game an eSport, thatâ€™s kinda the kiss of death.â€ - Hi-Rez Studiosâ€™ co-founder and COO Todd Harris talking on a Casual Connect panel about the state of eSports and how its â€œWild Westâ€ period is starting to draw to a close.
STAT | $39.8 billion â€“ The huge market cap Nintendo achieved recently, nearly doubling its value in a week and surpassing Sony on the Tokyo stock exchange thanks to PokÃ©mon GO.
QUOTE | â€œ...location-based games have yet to have their day in the sun. With PokÃ©mon GO it appears that their day has come and theyâ€™re ready to shine.â€ - Mobile game designer Wesley Leviton, who created the location-based game Life is Crime, offers advice to Niantic on how to improve PokÃ©mon GO in the weeks and months ahead.
STAT | 22.8% - The percentage of shares that French conglomerate Vivendi now owns in publisher Ubisoft; the media giant insists itâ€™s not looking at â€œacquiring control of the company.â€
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