Content driven, platform second, culture is everything
As the headlines and some investors' money slowly fades, and the echoes of share price surge from the GameStop revolt bubble continue to reverberate, the PC gaming market is worth about $35 billion and growing at about 5%, while the mobile gaming market has lower ASPs, but orders of magnitude more players and is projected to grow 20% and reach $120 billion by the … Read more
Silicon Graphics had been a leader and highly respected workstation developer that rose to fame and fortune based on its introduction of a VLSI geometry processor in 1981. In the ensuing years, it developed leading graphics technologies at the high end. A high-end super high-performance workstation could cost over $100,000. Therefore, the idea of adapting such state of the art … Read more
Breakthrough design, genuinely disruptive
If you wanted to play Halo, or maybe Gears of War 5, which are non-PC games, you’d need a Microsoft Xbox game console and a TV or a PC monitor. You’d also need some patience and maybe a magic decoder ring because Microsoft has made buying an Xbox about as confusing as they can. How, why? By offering so … Read more
Although the economic conditions have improved across the board, the PC market is not growing. It remains flat, to decline. Why?
The preliminary results for 2018 PC shipments shave been released. Gartner reports that PC shipments declined 4.3% from last quarter and 1.3% from the same quarter the previous year. Why? If you look at the history of PC shipments, you can see they stopped growing and started declining in 2012. History of PC shipments since their introduction The PC market … Read more
Microsoft is aggressively increasing its in house game development work and is adding five new game development teams through acquisition and is also founding a new development studio called the Initiative, which will be based in Santa Monica and led by Darrell Gallagher. Gallagher told Dean Takahashi in a VentureBeat interview just about nothing other than that his job is to … Read more