Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics
Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics — you know you want them! So here’s a little deck I created which sums up the state of the video game, smartphone and internet marketplace.
This deck contains global data from all around the world. References are cited on the slides or in the notes. Enjoy!
Here’s a Preview of What’s Covered in This Deck on Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics:
- Video Game Usage and Data for the United States
- Worldwide Video Game Stats
- Individual Data Points for the Following Areas: Asia, Indonesia, India, South America, Europe, Middle East
- Collected and Sourced from a Variety of Places
As an entrepreneur who has founded several start-ups and also worked at larger companies, some days I feel like I’ve seen it all — the good, the bad and the ugly of surviving and thriving in this increasingly competitive space. Here are some truisms I’ve learned over time.
1. Take Off the Beer Goggles — they don’t help with your love life and they are terrible for running successful start-ups.
Sometimes the truth hurts — but refusing to own up to your short-comings, success challenges or failures can spell disaster for you and for your start-up. What’s more, it’s very easy for co-founders to reinforce each others’ delusional thinking. That’s why it’s important to have checks and balances built into your start-up — whether that’s in the form of advisors, success metrics — even self-imposed deadlines for achieving certain milestones.
Here’s the focus of this panel:
- What’s the best way to design a game?
- How does a creative person take consumer feedback into account?
- What does analytics bring to the creative process?
- What are its limits?
This Gamesbeat 2013 Panel — “Intuition vs. Analytics” — is happening on October 29, 2013.
Margaret Wallace, CEO, Playmatics
223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
Halloween — it’s that time again!
No matter where you are — if you are having a Halloween — you have to include these fun songs on your playlist! Hope you enjoy my selection of songs for Halloween. As much as I could, I tried to find lesser-known songs for your spookfest!
So, just for you, here are…
Halloween Songs for Your Party
1. Harry Belafonte, “Zombie Jamboree”
An awesome rendition of this song from 1969. I love the “groovy” 60s elements and dancing. A lesser-known song to play at your Halloween party, but one that is thoroughly enjoyable. Harry Belefonte is nothing short of awesome! Speaking of Zombies, you might want to check out my podcast dedicated to AMCTV’s “The Walking Dead.” Also, you can download ”Zombie Jamboree” on Amazon.
Here is a talk I delivered on September 10, 2013 at the Yetizen Innovation Lab, called “Getting Into Bed With an IP Licensor” (more info here) — as part of the SF Game Developer’s Workshop. I had a great time talking about all of the ways that I’ve interfaced with brands throughout my career. It was also awesome seeing old friends and meeting new people.
Slide Deck: “Getting Into Bed With an IP Licensor”
Here is a description of the talk:
Marvel, DC, Disney, Transformers – what do all of these big names have in common? ASSETS! No, we’re not talking about money here… it’s their IP licenses that we love. These large companies are pumping out new material all the time… tv shows, movies, toys, but not games!Indie game studios are brought on to develop, create, and transform these licenses into new games.
Doctor Who’s Daleks, The BBC and 1960s Swinging London Culture: A Retrospective
With the passing of Raymond Cusick, the original designer of the Doctor Who Daleks – the arch rivals of the Doctor – a great piece appeared from the Guardian UK. It discusses the link between British Pop Art and the invention of The Daleks.
“With Roy Lichtenstein whaaming ‘em at London’s Tate Modern, it is all too easy to forget that pop art began in Britain – and our version of it started as science fiction.”
“The Daleks are a wonder of pop art’s fantastic vision, at once absurd and marvellous. Most of all, they share the ironic juxtaposition of real and unreal one finds in the art of Richard Hamilton. Like a Hoover collaged into an ideal home, the Daleks are at their best gliding through an unexpected setting such as central London – a metal menace invading homely old Britain.”
If you suffer from the affliction of relating random events to stuff that happened in “Breaking Bad” — then you, my friend, are suffering from The Heisenberg Effect.
Well, get a life (like I plan to some day!)…..AND…listen to my podcast on all things “Breaking Bad”!
The episode this week discusses “Breaking Bad” in the news and all the funky ways it’s still at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds.