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As a QA Tester, Do You Just Play Games All Day?

This is, by far and away, the most common question I get when I tell people that I test video games.  As glamorous as the role of QA Tester may sound, there’s not really an easy answer for that question.

12 Predictions for Mobile and Games in 2012

It’s near the end of the season to make predictions for 2012, so hopefully I get this in under the wire.  In the startup world we call such running around and almost missing deadlines being “nimble…” but we might be

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Five Mobile and Tech Predictions for 2012

2011 was a great year for mobile and tech in general.  Free apps emerged as a win-win for publishers and consumers.  Amazon entered the mobile market in a big way.  Apple made it cool to talk to your phone, even

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My Gift to Young America: 12 things you need to know!

I’ve worked in the gaming industry for 6 years now. I started out as a temp and then just stayed. It was fun and fascinating and full of new edgy ideas. You know what else it was full of, people that are way younger than me. Even when I started at 34 years old, I was only the 3rd oldest in the company. Our CEO was only 26 at that time. Yes 26! When I was 26 […]

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Nintendo 3DS booth on Santa Monica Third Street Promenade

During the course of building and selling casual games here at Mobile Deluxe, we’re entertained by all manners of stimuli taken in from our balcony overlooking Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Whether it’s a folk singer covering Joni Mitchell’s “River”,

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5 Key Factors for Deciding to Make Your App Free

Have you checked out the list of Top Grossing apps in the Apple App Store recently?  Besides some flash-in-the-pan specialty app for ornithologists, 6 of the top 7 top grossing apps are free. For close followers of the mobile industry,

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Free App Impact on App Store’s Top Grossing Games

Update: Between the writing and publishing of this entry, Ngmoco blew up.  First came the rumors, then the facts. That’s $400 Million worth of proof that Free-to-Play apps have a huge future on the Apple App Store! Looking for a

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