Worth Reading: Matthew Ball on videogame business models (Fortnite)

Thanks to Kevin Kelly for pointing this out this excellent article on REDEF by Matthew Ball. It’s interesting to learn about what Epic Games is up to with Fortnite, but more than that in terms of how computer game and media business models are evolving – and what might be next. Highly recommend. Highlights: Fortnight is pulling in upwards of…

Champion, or Ways to Win (1)

There are a couple of types of champion: Noun 1 A person who has surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition [as modifier] ‘a champion hurdler’ [OED] This is the winner, the vanquisher of foes. We all enjoy being this kind of champion – as individuals (probably especially as individuals) and as part of a team (“We are…

After the transaction

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. Ask yourself these questions about the transaction – the one you put so much groundwork into, pushed so hard to achieve, until finally, it happened. Ask yourself: Who are you? – have you changed? Who are you with? – do you like the company you’re keeping? Who…

World without ends

This post was lost in the Crocapocalypse – I’m reposting it with its original date. Yesterday I posted about beginning with the end in mind. Today’s question is: what if we never get to the end? Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on the game you’re playing, and how you choose to play it. I’ve been re-reading parts of James…