Monthly Archives: December 2012

- Venture Capital – Scott Lahman, Founder & CEO of GOGII

This week, Mark turns to the side of video games in the mobile space as he welcomes Scott Lahman, founder and CEO of GOGII to the studio. The two discuss how video games can possibly stand in a market pretty much dominated by Apple’s iTunes Marketplace, as well as what HTML 5 has to offer in this new and exciting market. We’d like to thank our sponsors Fenwick & West and Assistly. Go to Assistly.com/VC for an exclusive This Week in Venture Capital special offer. For more, visit thisweekin.com 01:00 Introduction to Scott Lahman 02:00 Helping Apple start the first Game Channel 05:00 Nokia’s strong market penetration 07:00 Branding in the mobile space 09:30 Will platform-specific games continue to dominate? 11:00 “”VC’s don’t like to invest in content”" but what about video games? 13:45 Are console games becoming obsolete due to price? 18:00 iOS vs. Andoid vs. Windows 7 Mobile 24:00 Is iPhone the best market for apps? 28:30 The HTC anything-but-Incredible 30:30 Will HTML 5 come through as the dominant language? 36:45 What is gamification? 42:00 Keeping the ratings up on Android or iOS 47:00 Apple’s iMessage and how it screws the system 52:00 Is GOGII becoming a phone company? 55:00 How is the install base split between iOS and Android 58:00 Publishing or developing a brand new platform? 62:00 Facebook and the future on web gaming 65:00 The future of GOGII and TextPlus
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Torchlight 2 – Walkthrough Embermage PART 6 | The Ember Keys #1

(2012) Torchlight 2 Walkthrough Embermage PART 6 The Ember Keys #1 ———– Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets – and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands! Torchlight II captures all the flavor and excitement of the original game – while expanding the world and adding the features players wanted most, including online and LAN co-op multiplayer. Torchlight II is fast, fun, and filled to the brim with action and loot. Adventure solo or online with your friends! Official Website: www.torchlight2game.com – Multiplayer – Play co-op with your friends via LAN or over the Internet for free. No subscriptions, no item sales. Our new matchmaking service lets you find friends, start new games, and join existing games. And, as always, you can play single-player offline as well. – Customizable Characters – Players will create and customize a character from one of four brand new classes. Each class can be played as either male or female, with customized cosmetic features and looks to make each individual character stand out. All new skills and loot give loads of opportunity for unique character builds. – Moddability – TorchED, the Torchlight II editor, will give players the ability to create their own mods, adding even more content to the world. Have your friends download the same mod and play together. TorchED will be available as a separate download very shortly after

- Web Design – Live Website Redesign: Build It In Six Weeks?

On episode 39 Tony Wong challenged the ThisWeekIn Web Design team to get to the business of building the minimum viable product of ThisWeekIn’s new website in under six weeks. With the help of designer Aure Gimon and programmer Jacob Pittassi, Jose and Tony will lay the groundwork for this challenging sprint, live for the viewer. This isn’t an episode, this is the team planning for a product with the intention of going live in less than two months. When ThisWeekIn Web Design says “watch us work”, we mean it!
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Last week we answered the challenge laid down by Tony Wong to build a plan to ship a MVP (minimum viable product) of the ThisWeekIn website redesign in under six hours, and today we start working! Watch as Tony and Jose guide us through the first hour of work: Aure will select a Drupal template from several vendors and Jacob Pittassi will take you through a Drupal 7 install. The goal by the end of today’s episode? Have a basic ThisWeekIn Web Design page with a functional episode ready for viewing!