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[qi:012] These sites, in alphabetical order, offer food for thought with posts that will widen your perspective on the interaction of business and design in games, particularly in the realm of casual gaming. 1. Brinking by Nabeel Hyatt. Nabeel is a serial entrepreneur, currently co-founder of […]

[qi:012] These sites, in alphabetical order, offer food for thought with posts that will widen your perspective on the interaction of business and design in games, particularly in the realm of casual gaming.

1. Brinking by Nabeel Hyatt. Nabeel is a serial entrepreneur, currently co-founder of Conduit Labs. He shares insights into the intersection of virtual worlds and social web space.

2. Game Tycoon by Dave Edery. Dave manages the worldwide portfolio of games for Xbox Live, and is a research affiliate at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program. His blog ranges over a variety of game-related topics, but often considers the future of game development and distribution.

3. Games*Design*Art*Culture by Greg Costikyan. Greg is no-holds-barred and always smart and funny, although you may find yourself in vehement disagreement.

4. Guardian UK Games by Aleks Krotoski. The most mainstream-friendly on this list, Aleks covers games from cultural and consumer perspectives.

5. Jay Is Games by Jay Bibby. Jay and his writers post links to new casual games with thorough write-ups, including reviews and walkthroughs.

6. Kim Pallister by Kim Pallister. Kim works on strategy for Microsoft’s casual games division. His writing is sharp and often provocative.

7. Lost Garden by Daniel Cook. Dan explores his own game design ideas as well as the product development. His most well-known article is Nintendo’s Genre Innovation Strategy.

8. Ozymandias by Andre Vrignaud. Andre is another smart Microsoft guy sizing up the competition with interesting posts on the PS3 and the Wii as well as on the future of digital distribution, trends in gaming behavior, and games research.

9. Water Cooler Games by Ian Bogost. The author of Persuasive Games writes about serious games – games with a purpose.

10. Zen of Design by Damion Schubert. Damion is a designer at BioWare Austin, where he’s working on their unannounced MMO. He writes about MMO design decisions and the landscape of MMO development.

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  3. Hey jane, great list. I personally think, as I have mentioned on my site too, that casual game advertisement space is much like video ad space. Ads have to be embedded such that they are not disruptive since content in both videos and games is more engaging as compared to say a blog, where one can skip ads but not in videos.

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  4. Nice list, but your missing the obvious:

    kotaku! The long running hyper comprehensive take on all things gaming.

    http://kotaku.com/

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  5. Don’t read Zen of Design if you’re looking for balanced information about Second Life.

    my 2 cents

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  6. Aw shucks! I’m flattered.

    I think the only obvious misses (and I’d gladly give up my spot for either!) are:

    Raph Koster’s blog (www.raphkoster.com)
    Alice Taylor’s blog (www.wonderlandblog.com/wonderland/)

    Anyhow, thanks again!

    Kim

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  7. I’ll throw out the UpcomingDiscs gaming reviews blog too:

    http://www.upcomingdiscs.com/category/game-reviews/

    Our gaming section isn’t updated with the regularity of the movies section – but were working on it.

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  8. good list, but you forgot to mention gamezebo (http://www.gamezebo.com) for casual game reviews, previews, news, etc.

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  9. HI jane

    Thanks for providing such a great list,but i think you have not mention casinotitan http://www.casinotitan.com for online casino games,online casino bonus,online slots games, online slot machine ,slot machine games.

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