The Video Game Industry is getting Unreal at GCD 2024

The Video Game Industry is getting Unreal at GCD 2024

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY Just like the movie industry from a year ago, the last twelve months have not been very kind to the video game industry. In contrast to the movie industry, where the pandemic single-handedly nearly ruined it with the “stay at home” order, video game sales spiked and reached unprescented highs, but soon plummeted as the pandemic slowly went away. Sales could not be sustained, which is why gaming companies had to make cuts in order to survive. Games in production were cancelled, studios...

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20 Days of Mariupol: An Essential Documentary

20 Days of Mariupol: An Essential Documentary

20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL directed, produced and filmed by MSTYSLAV CHERNOV. Courtesy of PBS When watching the evening news every night on television with its almost repetitive nature of headlines covering yet another senseless mass killing somewhere in the U.S, I often hear criticism from others claiming there is hardly any media coverage in other parts of the world whose acts are even more tragic and horrific.  This is true, especially in those countries that do not represent human rights and whose brutal leaders do not want the “truth”...

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Farewell to 25 Years of red envelopes

Farewell to 25 Years of red envelopes

September 29th marks a very sad day for the remaining one million loyal Netflix DVD subscribers including myself. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the company announced earlier this year to pull the plug and close its DVD rental operations. Needless to say, the DVD rental business for the company had been dwindling down ever since its streaming services became the primary choice for its subscribers all over the world and disrupted the video and movie industry. To give you an idea, Netflix's DVD revenue totaled $60 million for...

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The 2023 Game Developer’s Conference

The 2023 Game Developer’s Conference

You could feel the sheer excitement in the air surrounding San Francisco's Moscone Center where exhibitor's and attendees convened at the 2023 Game Developer's Conference. It recently happened a few weeks ago from March 20th thru the 24th when the Games Developer's Conference tied its pre-pandemic record of 28,000 attendees in San Francisco that was set in 2019, more than doubling the number of in-person attendees from last year at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. It was all about the return of the "in-person" experience,...

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