To keep up with industry news and trends, here’s a list of publications and learning resources you should follow. Sure, you won’t become an industry “guru” in a few weeks, but you’ll keep up with the industry and use the knowledge to your advantage—one you’re clear about strategy, even getting help to get things implement is easier. … [Read more...] about The Biggest Challenges Ad Tech Industry Faces in 2017
Media industry events 2017
This is just the beginning, we’ll have to wait and see how some of the projects mentioned above fair in terms of popularity and industry acceptance to know how valuable blockchain really can be to digital advertising, and while it may not be the cure-all for ad tech—it’s already proving its usefulness. … [Read more...] about Can Blockchain Fix the Problems of Digital Advertising Industry?
the lockbox scuffle as various countries turn their watchful gaze on the industry and self-regulation collapses in a puddle of shrugs; the Crytek lawsuit against Star Citizen studio Cloud Imperium; the potential for dead online games to skirt DMCA laws; multiple Pokemon Go-inspired lawsuits and criminal trials; the end of the Warner Bros. and Tolkien estate lawsuit; the continuation of the Oculus/ZeniMax Media lawsuit; the cease-and-desist filed against Asheron’s Call emulators; and a whole ton of Blizzard lawsuits, including the capsizing of the Bossland cheaters following multiple Blizz victories. My favorite, however, is Andrew’s research into whether lockboxes legally constitute gambling – from last January. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2017
Ever since becoming an MMORPG player and especially since covering these games professionally, I’ve realized one of my greatest pet peeves is the attitude the broader video games media maintain toward our genre. I don’t want to accuse with too broad of a brush or construct a strawman here, but too often I’ve read articles covering MMOs as if the author were either worried about contracting some sort of horrible disease by even mentioning the game or suffering from a superiority complex about how much better other types of games were. … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: What the mainstream games media doesn’t get about MMORPGs
Daybreak will retire Planetside 2 because it exists but isn’t making bank. H1Z1 (both versions) won’t make any major comebacks as the survival genre’s time is passing. Yes, the arena play style for PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is up, but Daybreak’s baby’s probably too old already and losing its following. Warner Bros (which sadly owns Turbine) will continue to make bad mobile titles of popular IPs and I’ll continue crying myself to sleep knowing they own the rights to Asheron’s Call but won’t do anything with it (please, please Santa, let this be the one thing I’m wrong about!). … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2018