Billy Pidgeon

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Name: Billy Pidgeon
First reported 48 mins ago - Updated 34 mins ago - 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 - 48 mins ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

'Madden' game leads EA's digital push

That ongoing hardware shift could impact the sales pattern of "Madden 15," as well."The timing of sales is going to be different this year," says John Taylor, managing director at Arcadia Investment Corp. "In the past, a large percentage of Madden demand ... [Published CNBC - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Flappy Bird creator's new game shoots up charts

Since then, a whole sub-genre of impossibly hard, incredibly frustrating games has sprung up, including "Don't Touch the Spikes," "Circle The Dot" and "Duet." But "Swing Copters" does have a couple things working to its advantage."The No. 1 problem with ... [Published CNBC - Aug 21 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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...thing with games is it can be more volatile, and you're really dependent on the talent: You lose them, and you're in a bad place," says Pidgeon. "franchises are always worthwhile. as long as you continue to keep the quality and continue to develop it in line with expectations, it can be really valuable. it's guaranteed to sell. as long as there are millions of people playing it, they'll continue to play it. the games business is very hit-driven."
"It's important for the industry," says Billy Pidgeon, an independent analyst that covers the videogame sector. "this could have an impact on hardware sales. we're still in that portion of the console cycle."
"the no. 1 problem with mobile games is discovery, so this gets over that hump, because it's from the 'flappy bird' guy" says Billy Pidgeon, an independent analyst who covers the videogame industry
...for Windows will lead to more interesting visual and voice recognition applications and could turn outout to be a successful move for Microsoft. "the new kinect has more accurate camera and microphone hardware and software that will allow developers to access a higher level of control and a wider range of apps" Pidgeon said in an interview

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