Today, I had the great pleasure to attend and speak at the rather wonderful “Games for Brands” conference in good old London town (held near the Tower of London with some lovely drinks at St. Catherine Docks; need I say more?). Great turn-out, great speakers, inspiring discussions and a lot of catching up with good friends and new contacts. I have been asked to share my slides, which I herewith do. I hope you find them useful. The Power of Games View more presentations from Volker Hirsch.
This week, I will have the great pleasure to attend (and speak) at the NY Games Conference. If you are on the East Coast and into games, this is where you need to be. Join us! It’s worth it. There are speakers from: Ubisoft Samsung Majesco Entertainment Yesware Sony Computer Entertainment TAG Strategic (yes, Ted, the man himself!) Freeverse Greystripe Badgeville OnLive Atari EA Sports OpenFeint GameHouse/Real Sulake (of Habbo Hotel fame) Ogmento CBS Interactive Fremantle Wedbush (Michael Pachter himself!) Tapjoy RockYou Hi5 (yes, Alex St John will be there…read more
After a little over 2 years on Blogspot, I decided it was time to grow up and move to my very own domain. I will now blog over here. All old posts have been imported and are part of this blog though links to (even older) posts will still refer to the old location. Expect a few more refurbishments to take place over the coming weeks and stay faithful! Thank you!
At the European Mobile Media Conference earlier this week in Prague I gave this presentation on social mobile convergence in gaming, which I thought might contribute a little to de-mystifying this conundrum of buzzwords. Have a look, tell me what you think… Social Mobile Convergence in Gaming View more presentations from hirsch30.
The latest Carnival of the Mobilists is on now at Chetan Sharma’s Always On Real-Time Access blog. You can check it out here. Besides gratefully including my last post on 4G mobile gaming, he lined up some of the heavyweights and their contributions, including Tomi Ahonen on how to monetize mobile social networking (or not), Ajit Joakar on 4G and telcos, Russ Buckley’s musings over 1984 and more.
Next to app stores (or markets or marketplaces or app worlds or, well, Ovi), the dominating theme of CTIA Wireless was 4G/LTE. Now, as sexy and de jour as app stores might be, the latter has a hugely larger commercial impact (the Verizon Wireless contract for their LTE network will be a multi-billion deal alone!). But what is a network without applications? So it was just as well that, one day before CTIA Wireless, I had the great pleasure of contributing to the “Connecting the Consumer” panel at Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G…read more
Happy new year, everyone! And to get you a good and informed start into 2009, here’s a pointer to a nice new service from Hungry Mobile, a blog run by Jan Rezab: he asked a few of us to contribute short assessments to a question he will ask once a week. Contributors include content industry executives, publishers, mobile marketing gurus, bloggers and mobile evangelists, and this should allow for a quick take from an inside circle of multipliers (as I think you call them/us) on various bits and pieces of…read more