Silicon Alley Tips & Tricks, from @benpopper

A Visitor’s Guide to Silicon Alley

TriplePoint New York is often asked about life in Silicon Alley. We get questions such as “what companies do we need to meet, what co-working spaces do we need to check out,” and more from our colleagues and contemporaries on the West Coast. While there are numerous growing technology companies with offices in the “Alley,” …

Did the Beatles Cut into Their Own Sales?

9/09/09.  The day the music came alive again.  Well, that’s at least what Apple, EMI, Sony/ ATV, and Harmonix wanted us to believe. The world would be getting one of the most anticipated and hyped up games of all-time, Beatles: Rock Band, exposing a new generation to arguably the greatest band of all-time.  Moms and …

2XL Supercross Reviews Are Rolling In

2XL Supercross was released late last week for the iPhone and iPod Touch and the reviews have started to roll in. Here’s a sampling of what some people are saying: ESPN FMX: “The dopest game to ever hit the iPhone.” “I had high expectations for the iPhone, but I didn’t think it was capable of …

A Perfect Score for Atlantica Online

Robert Perkins at GameVortex posted his review of Atlantica Online today and gave the game a perfect 100%! Robert had many great things to say, including: “If you want to be impressed, however, you merely need to listen to the sounds of Atlantica Online.” “I was going to say that Atlantica Online is the perfect …

Who was hot at GDC?

Paradox Interactive showed multiple titles at this year’s GDC including early looks at Majesty 2, Hearts of Iron 3, Stalin vs. Martians, East India Company, a finished version of Elven Legacy, and a preview of the upcoming expansion for Mount & Blade. Here’s what a few folks had to say: “I could not be more …

Game Focus Germany- Day Two

The final day of GFG also offered a great mix of speeches touching on a variety of topics from IP Development, Social Game Design, the Future of Journalism, etc.  I previously mentioned that there would be a discsussion on the games industry in Brazil and I’d like to share some of the information from this …

Game Focus Germany- Day 1

Day one of the 2009 Game Focus Germany offered some extremely interesting speeches on a wide range of topics.  However, two topics that almost every speaker touched on were the rise of outsourcing and digital distribution.  Kevin Bruner of Telltale Games kicked off the day with a chat about their innovative approach, “episodic” gaming.  Kevin …

TriplePoint at Game Focus Germany

  After a 4.5 hour train ride from Munich this afternoon, I’ve arrived in Hanover for the 2009 Game Focus Germany conference.  I’ll provide a recap and some thoughts on the various speakers each day after the show.   Some great lectures are lined up on a variety of topics from Outsourcing by Tom Sperry of …