Billy Pidgeon

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Name: Billy Pidgeon
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

With Riccitiello, is Unity planning something big?

Earlier today Unity Technologies caused quite a stir in the games industry with the announcement that former Electronic Arts chief exec John Riccitiello would be taking over the CEO job for David Helgason. While EA struggled to make shareholders happy, ... [Published GamesIndustry.biz - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon Takes a Leap of Faith With 'Transparent'

With the launch on Friday of its latest original series, Transparent , Amazon may be signaling its intention to challenge Netflix in the streaming video market. Amazon already has earned praise for its original programming, but it hasn't reached the critical ... [Published Tech News World - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Analysts: Blizzard’s Project Titan Cancellation Could Cost $50 Million

I am quite sure that some in the gaming industry are still reeling over the fact that Blizzard actually took the decision to cancel a 7-year project in the form of Project Titan, an MMORPG that never came to be. Apart from all of that time and manpower ... [Published UberGizmo - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Analysts Agree: Canceling 'Titan' Was an Expensive Decision for Blizzard

At least three analysts who follow the video game industry say that Blizzard's cancelation of Titan this week may have cost the company tens of millions of dollars. Speaking to GamesIndustry International[1], DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole, Wedbush ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

Blizzard Cancelling Titan Might Have Cost the Company $50 Million Or More, Analysts Say

Blizzard Entertainment's surprise cancellation of its long-in-development MMO Titan[1], which was never actually officially announced, might have cost the developer $50 million or more. That's according to a survey of financial analysts featured on GamesIndustry ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Destiny Teams Race to Vault of Glass Finish Line

Bungie's second special Destiny event -- dubbed "Vault of Glass" -- went live early Tuesday. Bungie calls it "the most elaborate mission" it has ever created. Only gamers who have reached Level 26 will qualify. Attempts to complete the Raid are being ... [Published Tech News World - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

With Minecraft, Microsoft Bets Again on Blockbuster Game Franchises Over Talent

The conventional wisdom in Silicon Valley is that acquisitions are about gaining great talent. Just last week, Tim Cook told Charlie Rose that one of the main reasons Apple bought Beats was for "incredible talent." The Valley even has its own term for ... [Published Bloomberg - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Facebook, Samsung Developing New Virtual Reality Device: Report

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook's brand new Oculus division is reportedly teaming-up with mobile phone powerhouse Samsung to work on the next generation of virtual-reality headsets.  Facebook stock was gaining more than 6.5% to $75.95 in mid-afternoon ... [Published The Street Latest - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft Releasing New Kinect Motion Sensing Box For Windows

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft unveiled the $199, second generation Kinect for Windows v2 , noting the motion-sensing device is available for pre-orders now and available for purchase beginning next week. Although Microsoft recently unbundled the ... [Published The Street Latest - Jul 07 2014]

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...platform, what happens next could affect most developers and publishers outside of the top ten," remarked independent analyst Billy Pidgeon. "an acquisition is very possible although unity cto joachim ante has denied this . unity needs to be independent and available to all to retain and grow its value, so a sale to a major publisher or developer would sharply decrease the company's revenue flow. but a buyer outside the industry could allow unity to remain somewhat independent, although clients might be wary of doing business with unity's new owner."
"There are a lot of weird family shows, and it sells," said independent analyst Billy Pidgeon . "weird family always works, and there is no shortage of that on tv. i'm not surprised that amazon would take this route, especially because they haven't had any real breakout hits with their programming to date."

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With Riccitiello, is Unity planning something big? [Published GamesIndustry.biz - Oct 22 2014]
Amazon Takes a Leap of Faith With 'Transparent' [Published Tech News World - Sep 26 2014]
Analysts: Blizzard’s Project Titan Cancellation... [Published UberGizmo - Sep 25 2014]
Analysts Agree: Canceling 'Titan' Was an Expens... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 24 2014]
Blizzard Cancelling Titan Might Have Cost the C... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 24 2014]
Blizzard's Titan Cancelation Results in Tens of... [Published Softpedia - Sep 24 2014]
Titan cancellation cost Blizzard $50m or more, ... [Published GamesIndustry.biz - Sep 23 2014]
Destiny Teams Race to Vault of Glass Finish Line [Published Tech News World - Sep 16 2014]
With Minecraft, Microsoft Bets Again on Blockbu... [Published Bloomberg - Sep 16 2014]
Facebook, Samsung Developing New Virtual Realit... [Published The Street Latest - Jul 24 2014]
Microsoft Releasing New Kinect Motion Sensing B... [Published The Street Latest - Jul 07 2014]
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