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Game Analytics 101: Understanding Social Value - Part 3

Posted by Greg Kathol

Jan 20, 2015 4:02:00 PM

Over the last few months, we’ve covered what video games analytics are, how to set up a platform, and basic game analytics definitions.

Now that you have a general understanding of game analytics, it’s time to learn about the types of players who have the biggest impact on your game - and how to find them. Most developers tend to focus on their core players and a B2C-type relationship. While those types of relationships are important, player-to-player (or C2C) relationships are even more powerful.

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Topics: predictive analytics, Game Analytics, Social Value

CES 2015 Gaming Tech, Minecraft Records, Predictive Analytics

Posted by Ninja Metrics | Blog

Jan 16, 2015 8:47:00 AM

Best Gaming Tech from CES 2015

Last week’s CES 2015 was the biggest ever - attracting more than 3,500 exhibitors and 200,000+ attendees. The show had everything from curved HDTVs, to the latest wearables, to drones and quadcopters.

The gaming industry also had a big presence at the event - from brand new startups to juggernauts like Oculus and Sony making headlines. Here are a few gaming highlights from CES 2015:

  • Well-known gaming accessory company Razer made its virtual reality debut with a head-mounted platform called the OSVR - aimed at being affordable ($199) and open sourcel.
  • The Motix wants to replace your mouse with finger pointing. A motion-tracking sensor is placed behind your keyboard, and a tactile-feedback strip attaches right below your spacebar (for mouse buttons), so that your hands never have to leave the keyboard. Games that make use of shortcuts might be a great fit for this (like real time strategy).
  • Sony announced a Google Glass competitor, called the Sony SmartEyeglass Attach. The difference is that Sony’s product can be clipped on to any pair of glasses via a single optical display. Is the future of casual virtual reality gaming near?

Minecraft Beats Several Guinness Records

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Topics: predictive analytics, Game Industry

9 Predictive Analytics Metrics You Should Be Using Right Now

Posted by Dmitri Williams

Aug 5, 2013 7:21:00 PM

Predictive analytics may be new to industry, but they aren’t that new to science. That means there are already best practices ready to go. Combine those with business realities, and you get the list that everyone should know, whether you’re measuring gamers, shoppers, gamblers or future users of health care.

First, the nuts & bolts, then the business cases.  

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Topics: predictive analytics

Predictive Analytics for Games: The Next Big Thing For Game Developers

Posted by Dmitri Williams

Jul 29, 2013 5:58:00 PM

Predictive analytics for games are here, accessible, and getting easier to use. Here is what you need to understand what they are, how they work, and what it takes to get them going

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Topics: predictive analytics

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