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The Year Ahead: 2017 Predictions from NPD's Mat Piscatella

With 2016 behind us, it’s time to look ahead: NPD’s new Industry Analyst, Mat Piscatella, provided us with his predictions for 2017. Mat has a long history in games before joining NPD, having held... Read More

Does Reviewing a Game Before its Release Date Really Matter?

The publisher Bethesda announced this past week that it was no longer going to share advance copies to reviewers far before release, as many publishers have for big titles in the past. Instead, the... Read More

Out in the Wild: Pokemon Go’s got legs, but does it know how to use them?

No matter how you look at it, Pokemon Go’s been a phenomenal success for Nintendo that shows “Nintendo Magic” may be platform-agnostic. After shooting past both Supercell and Machine Zone to seize... Read More

Disney’s Exit from Toys to Life isn't Another "Death of the Music Genre"

Rumors of Toys to Life's passing have been greatly exaggerated. Disney’s announcement on Wednesday that the company is cancelling Disney Infinity has led many in the industry to question if this... Read More

Interview: EEDAR believes game scores still matter - and always will

The videogame website VGRHQ interviewed Patrick Walker, EEDAR VP of Insights and Analytics, on the role game reviews and critic scores play in game sales.     VGRHQ: How big of a role do review... Read More
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