The EEDAR Blog

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

Review Scan: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (PS4)

01.05.16
  POSITIVES The Setting is Impressive Critics most enjoyed wandering around 1860s London in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. This sense of place has always been a big selling point for the series, as... Read More

eSports is Not a Fad

11.01.15
Professional gaming has exploded in popularity over the past two years.  Fueled by the rapid growth of streaming video and seven-figure event prize pools, eSports tournaments have developed a massive... Read More

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is exploding: 5 Reasons Why

10.15.15
Although Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been continuously growing since its August 2012 release, it was not until late 2014, more than two years post-launch, that the title really started to... Read More

Core Console Software Sales Are Higher Than Ever

08.15.15
As the 7th console generation was coming to an end several years ago, there was much pessimism regarding the impending launch of the 8th generation. Just as 7th generation software sales were... Read More

The Twitch E3 2015 Stream Hit its Peak during the EA Press Conference

06.18.15
Earlier this week, Twitch released an infographic showing impressive growth in their E3 audience in 2015 compared to 2014.  Twitch reported a peak concurrent viewership of 840,000, more than double... Read More

eSports Players are an Advertising Goldmine

05.18.15
While eSports grew consistently from 2010 to 2013, the market really took off in 2014.  Driven by the rapid growth of streaming video and rising prize purses from increased sponsorship and... Read More

Console Storefront Advertising Volume Grows 35% in 2014

04.23.15
Since 2010, EEDAR has tracked advertisement activity for games at retailers. While these have historically been focused on physical media at physical retailers (i.e. large game posters in retailer... Read More

Predicting the MOBA landscape in 2016

04.16.15
  It’s been nearly six years since League of Legends launched in North America, altering the landscape of the video game industry while ushering in a subgenre that has exploded in popularity. Today... Read More

MOBAs Will Overtake MMORPGs in F2P Revenue in 2015

03.30.15
The F2P business model, with its wildly successful market leaders, offers an alluring proposition to many developers. Firstly, the upside is tremendous: F2P allows for an unparalleled audience size,... Read More
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8