Archive for May, 2011

Avatarnomics: Virtual Inflation

Via The New York Times, an interesting article on the value of Bitcoins: “…In the currency wars, the nerds are winning. The value of a Bitcoin, a digital currency trading over peer-to-peer networks, has rocketed more than ninefold in two months to more than $8.60 as of Friday afternoon. The preordained supply and decentralization of […]

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Harrah’s + Playtika = Online Skill Based Social Gaming?

Via Kevin’s Corner, a report on Harrah’s recent acquisition of Playtika: The iGaming world is a buzz with the news that Harrahs has purchased the Israeli social and casual game development company Playtika. This transaction is quite significant from a strategic and industry perspective. The subtle significance of this transaction indicates that Harrahs is taking […]

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Unsocial ‘Social’ Games

Courtesy of Gamasutra, an interesting analysis of social games and the need for social games to actually become social: Three years ago, my friend Eric Goldberg called me up and asked me if I would be interested in working on a “social game” for a little Web 2.0 company in California he was consulting to. […]

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