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Posted by: Helen Walters on February 25
File under sad but true. Innovation writer and lynchpin of Games Inc, Matt Vella has left BusinessWeek for pastures new. As such, we’ll be consolidating gaming innovation news and coverage into the existing NEXT blog, home to talents such as Reena Jana, Jessie Scanlon, Adam Aston and Innovation department uber-lord, Michael Arndt. (Kenji Hall will of course still be writing regularly for BusinessWeek’s Eye on Asia blog.) Recent NEXT stories include a piece on Coraline’s close up (at least, the 3D printing technology that went into the making of the short film), an intricate data visualization of Bernie Madoff’s tangled social network, c/o the “network thinker”, Valdis Krebs, and a look at forthcoming innovations in banking hardware and cash counting technology. Please do come see us there!
No longer child's play, the booming global games market is worth billions of dollars. In Games, Inc., BusinessWeek Innovation writer Matt Vella and Tokyo correspondent Kenji Hall analyze emerging business trends in video games and interactive entertainment. They’ll examine everything from button-mashing, chart-topping, console games to serious games commissioned by big corporations to train staff. They’ll also map the evolution of expansive virtual worlds and go behind the strategies at companies that are turning play into big business.