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BTL Radio Podcast – Ep 045: EA and Visceral

Hello Enthusiacs! This time Nick and Jeff discuss the shutdown of Visceral by EA in detail in their usual unusual way. As more background information of what happened comes out, it seems the “no more single player” initial reaction was

Behind the Line: Activision’s Algorithm Patent

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If anyone noticed, sorry for the delay. Getting poked in the eye and then Halloween took away some of my usual writing time. In any case, I had intended to be done with Algorithms by now… then Activision’s patent brings

Behind the Line Radio – Ep 044: User Acquisition

Hello Enthusiacs! Today we welcome Warren to BTL Radio to discuss the crossroads between marketing and analytics that is User Acquisition, including exactly what is it, what role it serves, and it works.   Download this episode (right click and

Behind the Line: The problems with “The Algorithm”

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I don’t usually want to get political in these pieces, but I was already planning to follow up the last article on this topic, then Twitter just walked right into the target area on their own. So yeah, that’ll come

BTL Radio Podcast – Ep 043: Community Toxicity

Hello Enthusiacs! The topic of toxicity in gaming is going to be with us for a while. There are a few levels that this can be approached from, and today we start our conversation off talking about how a particular

Behind the Line: Why the Algorithm?

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So “the algorithm” has become a topic lately. This is what Steam refers to when talking about trying to direct you to the best games for you, and to bury the garbage. This is what Google talks about when trying

BTL Radio Podcast – Ep 042: Personality as Product 2, PewDiePie and Bodega

Hello Enthusiacs! Another day, another Youtube controversy. This week we welcome community expert Chris back to join our sequel discussion to managing personality as a product. From PewDiePie, to former Googlers putting themselves up front for a tone deaf headline

BTL Radio Podcast – Ep 041: Games as a Service

Hello Enthusiastics! This week we whole David to Behind the Line Radio to discuss where games as a service came from. David discusses the infrastructure that online games need to have in place and need to maintain to work. So,

Behind the Line: Video Games in the Olympics

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The IOC has weighed in on the idea of E-Sports being included in the Olympics… Let me tell you why I don’t care.   “Non Violent” The chairman, Thomas Bach, is not interested in promoting violent games, stating that they

BTL Radio Podcast – EP Ep 040: Eclipse Adventure, and NEWS

Hello Enthusiacs! After an unintended hiatus, Behind the Line Radio is back! Kynetyk details his adventure to see there solar eclipse in totality, and then he and Baron Fang discuss recent headlines including a piece from Polygon about crunch that