Category Archives: The Biosphere

MMOG’s Worth More Than $1 Billion…

As reported on Rafat Ali’s PaidContent this morning: “A report by Screen Digest has found that massively multiplayer online games generated more than $1 billion in 2006 in the West […]

Game Studies – Life After GDC

GDC was great but after a week on the road, three cities and four time changes I’m only beginning to get back in the blogging groove. I’ll re-start by introducing […]

Serious Game Engine Shootout: A Comparative Analysis of the Technology

Serious games and educational simulations are an unique product category with functional requirements that are different from platform and casual games, MMOGs, and drill–n-skill learning games. The gameplay itself is […]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger!

“They poison the mind and corrupt the morals of the young, who waste their time sitting on sofas immersed in dangerous fantasy worlds.“ According to a leader in the January […]

When Unreal is Better

Several days ago before dawn, in a state of mind that can only be described as dangerously pre-caffinated, I was reading a story on about the row between Britain […]

A Concise History of Serious Games

USA Today published this concise history of serious games today which is worth a read if you’re trying to wrap your head around what makes games serious: “The Serious Games […]

Digital Teens, Digital Consumers

Two new reports on digital teens and digital consumers were released this week, and are worth adding to your New Year’s market research reading list: Social Networking Websites and Teens […]

Where We’re Going

After last year’s blogsphere, broadband and web video explosions, predicting where the Internet is going next has become more complicated. At the same time, understanding its direction and developing a […]

Silicon Alley 2.0

I thought I was the only one noticing the reports of Silicon Alley’s demise were greatly exaggerated until I saw this article on Silicon Alley 2.0 in City Journal last […]

Public Television + Serious Games

Does Public Television have a role to play in games? Writing in this summer, Steve Behrens thinks there may be a strong connection and reports the following stats about […]