Articles of Interest

  • VC watch: LimeLife (maker of mobile games for women) just raised $10M, and Linden Lab (maker of Second Life) raised $11M from some rather impressive sources, including Jeff Bezos and Mitch Kapor.
  • Nintendo Revolution 1st-party titles will not exceed $50 in price. Microsoft announced the same thing several months ago.
  • Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata is skeptical about in-game advertising, as opposed to Sony’s Phil Harrison, who talked it up at GDC. This may be due (in part) to the fact that Nintendo’s most successful games are generally set in fantasy environments, which aren’t terribly conducive to ads. Or maybe he just really doesn’t buy it. Regardless, you know my opinion on the subject.

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