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  • Andrew House spent his career at Sony and was at PlayStation from the start. He left the top job at Sony Interactive Entertainment last year. We'll catch up with him in a talk with Magid Advisors President Mike Vorhaus. With Andrew House, Former President & Global CEO at Sony Interactive Entertainment; Mike Vorhaus, President of Magid Advisors GamesBeat & USC Games have come together to present ...

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  • Esports has exploded in recent months. Seemingly everyone from professional athletes and Hollywood actors to tech giants and institutional investors have turned their eye towards this space, investing millions in the Esports ecosystem in the span of a few short years. But esports isn’t a new trend—in fact, it’s been around for at least two decades. Esports' first professional gamer and CEO and c...

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  • Peter Levin has been investing in Esports for years and serves as chairman of the Immortals. He also invests on behalf of Lionsgate in Esports and game-related deals. Yvette Martinez-Rea runs tournament company ESL North America. They've both seen the explosion of interest in Esports, and will talk about how it is evolving into the hottest new gaming business. With Peter Levin, President Interact...

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  • With Royce Disini, Founder & President of Mobcrush; Mario Valle, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Altered Ventures; Jeonghee Jin, SVP, Global Business Development at Pearl Abyss; Dave Miller, Head, Global Publishing & General Manager at Athlon Games; Mike Schwartz, VP of Sales at Scalefast; Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco; Ammar Zaeem, Co-Founder & CEO of Caramel Tech Studio...

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  • Earlier-stage VCs making multiple investments in the market describe expectations for the best-returning -- and more controversial -- opportunities in games start-ups. Is Esports approaching its peak, as VR was this time last year? Is augmented reality the next big thing, or is it Brazil? What are the prospects for next major games platform, from voice assistants to the cryptocurrency ecosystem?...

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  • With Greg Pilarowski, Founder of Pillar Legal PC; Billy Hsu, Co-Founder of SixtyFive02; Michael Zhang, Founder & CEO of Firefly Games GamesBeat & USC Games have come together to present the GamesBeat Summit 2018 talks, in full, on YouTube. Read more about GamesBeat and USC Games below. USC Games ► http://games.usc.edu/ GamesBeat ► https://venturebeat.com/category/games/

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  • Digital game delivery has become big in recent years, but in some ways it is only beginning. How will this change in the future? And what technologies and platforms look promising for making the games of the future? We'll check in with EA's top technologist. With Ken Moss, CTO at Electronic Arts; Mike Vorhaus, President of Magid Advisors GamesBeat & USC Games have come together to present the G...

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  • Watch the full talk in the GamesBeat Summit 2018 Playlist ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMQoSwszBxm4wySnFNTyMSLxrQUA9xyej GamesBeat & USC Games have come together to present the GamesBeat Summit 2018 talks, in full, on YouTube. Read more about GamesBeat and USC Games below. USC Games ► http://games.usc.edu/ GamesBeat ► https://venturebeat.com/category/games/

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  • Gamergate may have cast a long shadow across the game industry, but thanks to the #metoo and #timesup movements — and a little film called Black Panther — the tide is shifting, according to panelists at today’s GamesBeat Summit in Mill Valley, California. For the first time in gaming history, toxic gamers are losing esports deals and facing consequences for their actions, while developers are re...

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  • Which brands work? How much time do you allow between franchise launches? With Mike Vorhaus, President of Magid Advisors; Nick Earl, CEO of Glu Mobile GamesBeat & USC Games have come together to present the GamesBeat Summit 2018 talks, in full, on YouTube. Read more about GamesBeat and USC Games below. USC Games ► http://games.usc.edu/ GamesBeat ► https://venturebeat.com/category/games/

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  • House believes that consoles will keep having longer lifecycles. He noted that consoles still have been slow to take over in many markets, including places like the Middle East and China. A longer lifecycle gives this generation a longer time to penetrate those markets. Consoles are now able to take advantage of developments like streaming, sharing, and free-to-play to expand their audiences. “PC...

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  • The acquisition of Crowdstar brought Covet Fashion and Design Home into the Glu mobile game portfolio. This added a new kind of female player who came back every day for years at a time. And under new CEO Nick Earl, the company has undergone a transformation. With Mike Vorhaus, President of Magid Advisors; Nick Earl, CEO of Glu Mobile GamesBeat & USC Games have come together to present the Game...

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  • As traditional entertainment struggles to find its place in a new digital world, video games prosper and have evolved into a mainstream form of entertainment. But what does it mean for the industry to now serve a global media audience, and assume a leading role in pop culture? The founder of SuperData Research, Joost van Dreunen, will talk about what we can learn from the latest media and game...

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  • Janina Gavankar starred in Star Wars: Battlefront II, one of last year's biggest games. It was a cinematic experience, with lots of mo-cap, cutscenes, and new additions to the Star Wars canon. Yet Hollywood is just scratching the surface on interactivity. Gavankar will discuss this with show host and influencer Andrea Rene about where it's all going. With Andrea Rene, On-Camera Host, Producer & W...

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  • With Mike Vorhaus, President of Magid Advisors; Randy Lee, Head of Business Development, North America at Tencent GamesBeat & USC Games have come together to present the GamesBeat Summit 2018 talks, in full, on YouTube. Read more about GamesBeat and USC Games below. USC Games ► http://games.usc.edu/ GamesBeat ► https://venturebeat.com/category/games/

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  • The games industry is now global, and a number of regions around the world are in competition to attract the best and brightest talent in the industry and grow video game development clusters. How are regions influencing economic growth? What are the key factors that developers and publishers consider when deciding where to build or expand their businesses? With Dean Takahashi; James Hursthouse, ...

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  • Will media companies dominate gaming in the future? How are IP based games involving? Gain unique insights into NBCUniversal’s and FoxNext’s game development and game publishing strategies. With Michael Metzger, Partner at Drake Star Partners; Chris Heatherly, Executive VP, Worldwide Games & Digital Platforms at NBCUniversal; Aaron Loeb, President of Studios at FoxNext Games GamesBeat & USC Game...

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  • “Technically, the answer is anywhere where somebody wants to make a game,” Hursthouse explained. But he followed that by making a strong case for why game development is growing in places like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. So, where are the game jobs? Anywhere, but — hey — Canada is nice. Watch the full talk in the GamesBeat Summit 2018 Playlist ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMQoS...

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  • John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Inc., describes how the potential of AR is bigger than graphical interfaces and goes on to say that audio and internet of things might be AR's biggest applications. Watch the full talk in the GamesBeat Summit 2018 Playlist ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMQoSwszBxm4wySnFNTyMSLxrQUA9xyej GamesBeat & USC Games have come together to present the GamesBeat Sum...

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  • Not every developer is willing to commit to creating an entire game based on licensed IP, but Jam City president and chief operating officer Josh Yguado thinks every developer should at least consider incorporating branded events. “As a game developer, it’s something everyone should think about,” he said onstage at today at the GamesBeat Summit in Mill Valley, California, “because I think there’...

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  • Watch the full talk in the GamesBeat Summit 2018 Playlist ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMQoSwszBxm4wySnFNTyMSLxrQUA9xyej GamesBeat & USC Games have come together to present the GamesBeat Summit 2018 talks, in full, on YouTube. Read more about GamesBeat and USC Games below. USC Games ► http://games.usc.edu/ GamesBeat ► https://venturebeat.com/category/games/

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  • Panelists will discuss diversity and bias issues that have plagued the industry in the past - have any improved? Where are we today? Was GamerGate was a tipping point in terms of the recent mainstream coverage and discussion of things like the 'Google Manifesto'. We’ll also look to the future to talk about what challenges we may face with the emergence of things like AI, virtual reality, Esports...

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