GamesBeat 2013 Panel: “Intuition vs. Analytics”

GamesBeat 2013 – Intuition vs. Analytics Fireside Chat from VentureBeat on Vimeo.

Focus of this October 13, 2013 discussion:

  • 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 from October 29, 2013.

Speakers Include:

Gamesbeat 2013

Mark Robinson, COO, GameAnalytics
Greg Richardson, CEO, Rumble

Margaret Wallace, CEO, Playmatics

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10 Awesome Halloween Songs for Your Party Playlist

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


Mobile Gaming: “Getting Into Bed With an IP Licensor” (Slide Deck)

The Hound and His Chicken

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”

Are You Suffering from the “Heisenberg Effect” Because Breaking Bad is Over?

the-heisenberg-effectIf 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.

The cure?

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.

Listen Here on Stitcher.

Listen on iTunes.


A Window on Durga Puja

I’ve never been to India but I’ve alway thought this festival sounds amazing — so I’ve put together a few articles related to the yearly event.

So What is Durga Puja?

Durga Puja is an annual festival celebrated in India in honor of this Hindu goddess.

“Durga Puja – the ceremonial worship of the mother goddess [Durga], is one of the most important festivals of India. Apart from being a religious festival for the Hindus, it is also an occasion for reunion and rejuvenation, and a celebration of traditional culture and customs. While the rituals entails ten days of fast, feast and worship, the last four days – Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami – are celebrated with much gaiety and grandeur in India and abroad, especially in Bengal, where the ten-armed goddess riding the lion is worshipped with great passion and devotion.” (Source: