The EEDAR Blog

Announcements, Interviews and Insights from EEDAR’s analysts and researchers.

EEDAR Review Scan: The Last Guardian

Review Scan is a periodic feature here on EEDAR’s blog, where analysts take a recently released title and break down critical reviews of it, laying out the game’s major strengths and weaknesses.... Read More

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

NPD Signs Agreement to Acquire Video Games Research Provider EEDAR

Combined Assets and Expertise Will Usher in New Information Era for the Industry Port Washington, NY, August 29, 2016 -- The NPD Group, a global provider of information and advisory services, has... 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

EEDAR E3 2016 Retrospective

E3 is in the rearview now, as gone as quickly as it came. This year, our entire company was at the convention center, checking out the new titles and first looks on display. We’ve been keeping busy... 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

Oculus Launches with 50 Games and Experiences across a Diverse Range of Genres

The launch of the Oculus storefront earlier this week was an especially busy day at EEDAR as the first premium VR games were classified and entered into our games database, the backbone of our market... Read More

EEDAR Insights @ GDC16

GDC is always an exciting time for the industry, and by extension, for EEDAR. Developers, publishers, and games professionals from all over the world descend on San Francisco to talk about the future... Read More
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