[casual_games] Shockwave Mini-Games on Verizon US

John Viguerie clubvig at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 30 14:09:58 EST 2006

Shockwave's mini-portal recently hit the OTA download
'Featured' fun&games menu on Verizon.

Will this development precipitate a "Flash Flood" (pun
intended) of mini-game content on handsets?  Or is it
just "another brick in the wall"-ed garden?

It will be interesting to see how the introduction of
a lower price-point/lower production value offering
works next to the premium titles in mobile walled
gardens.  Will this strategy be accretive/incremental?
 Will it be dilutive/cannibalistic?  Is it just the
next iteration of the cycle leading to practically
unlimited adver-supported-free-mini-games on every
mobile handset, like the ocean of free mini-games

Just a rumour, but did anyone else hear about
infospace's 40% staff cut?  Will the rest of the VC-
supported outfits follow suit in their wake now that
the brutal realities of the mobile entertainment
business crater the VC's business plan pro-formas?

Comments or predictions, anyone?

John Viguerie
Character Records
johnviguerie at yahoo.com

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