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The Naavik Gaming Podcast is a business-focused exploration of the companies, trends, strategies and leaders that are defining the future of games. To learn more and see other great content visit www.naavik.co.

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The Naavik Gaming Podcast is a business-focused exploration of the companies, trends, strategies and leaders that are defining the future of games. To learn more and see other great content visit www.naavik.co.

    Solana and Web3 Gaming - Crypto Corner

    Solana and Web3 Gaming - Crypto Corner

    Web3 game developers have choices to make regarding which blockchain they build on. In this episode, your host Niko Vuori talks with Solana’s Director of Gaming, Kuleen Nimkar, about Solana’s support for the growing web3 gaming ecosystem, making direct investments into web3 gaming startups, the company’s ambitions for their upcoming Saga mobile phone and much more. 

    Solana: https://solana.com 
    Solana Games Kit: https://solanafoundation.notion.site/Solana-Games-Kit-10da2edd41264c78b4aa410fb6616c16 

    If you would like us to discuss any other blockchain gaming-related topics, do reach out at metacast@naavik.co. We’d love to hear your general thoughts and feedback too!
     
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    • 58 min
    Lexi Sydow: The State of Mobile 2023

    Lexi Sydow: The State of Mobile 2023

    In this episode, Lexi Sydow – Head of Insights at data.ai – joins Naavik co-founder Aaron Bush to discuss:

    #1 The launch of data.ai’s State of Mobile 2023 report

    #2 The performance of various mobile gaming genres and subgenres, including what to expect this year

    #3 What’s new with data.ai’s products and what the team is building next

    To learn more, make sure to visit data.ai’s website, you can read the report here, and you can find Lexi on LinkedIn.

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    • 50 min
    Microsoft, EA Earnings / Metacore x Everdale / Web3 Slotomania - Roundtable

    Microsoft, EA Earnings / Metacore x Everdale / Web3 Slotomania - Roundtable

    What are the highest priority challenges for Microsoft to drive further gaming growth? Why is Metacore well positioned to take on Everdale’s mantle? We dive into the latest game business news with Aaron Bush, Tammy Levy, David Kaye, and your host Maria Gillies.

    00:00 - Start04:52 - Metacore Takes On Everdale’s Mantle11:55 - PSVR2 Slashes Sales Expectations15:50 - EA Earnings & Game Sunsets20:29 - Microsoft Earnings Analysis35:36 - eSports Sustainable Business Model54:32 - Playtika's Web3 Slotomania01:00:46 - Outro

    If you would like us to discuss any other gaming-related topics, reach out at podcast@naavik.co. We’d love to hear your feedback!
     
    And as always, if you like the episode, you can help others find us by leaving a rating or review!

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Why Playtika Chose Rovio / Exit Jam City, Enter Plai Labs / Gorilla Tag - Roundtable

    Why Playtika Chose Rovio / Exit Jam City, Enter Plai Labs / Gorilla Tag - Roundtable

    What problems would Rovio’s acquisition solve for Playtika? Why did Champions Ascension spin into Plai Labs? We dive into the latest game business news with Abhimanyu Kumar, Matt Dion, and your host Maria Gillies.

    00:00 - Start02:09 - Blizzard Games Shutdown in China04:32 - Carry1st Raises $27M Investment10:45 - The Last of Us Serie Drives Game Sales12:30 - Jam City Exits, Plai Labs Raises $32M28:36 - Playtika’s Rovio Acquisition Proposal50:14 - Gorilla Tag, VR Market01:11:17 - Outro

    If you would like us to discuss any other gaming-related topics, reach out at podcast@naavik.co. We’d love to hear your feedback!
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Understanding Web3 Player Behavior - Crypto Corner

    Understanding Web3 Player Behavior - Crypto Corner

    What makes web3 players different from web2 players? Why is it so hard to get actionable insights in web3? How can you combine on-chain and off-chain data? To answer these questions, and many more, your host Niko Vuori is joined by Nathan Snell, founder of web3 data analytics company Raleon, who brings a wealth of experience to the key question: “how can I understand my web3 player behavior better”? 

    Raleon: https://raleon.io 

    If you would like us to discuss any other blockchain gaming-related topics, do reach out at metacast@naavik.co. We’d love to hear your general thoughts and feedback too!
     
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    • 59 min
    Voodoo Blockchain & Hybrid Casual / Ubisoft’s Underperformance - Roundtable

    Voodoo Blockchain & Hybrid Casual / Ubisoft’s Underperformance - Roundtable

    Why is Voodoo uniquely positioned to pursue blockchain gaming and are they likely to succeed? What’s next for Ubisoft and why are they underperforming? We dive into the latest game business news with Aaron Bush, Anil Das-Gupta, and your host Maria Gillies.

    00:00 - Start00:50 - Latest Regulatory ATVI/MSFT Concerns05:06 - Amazon Game Services First-Party IPs11:20 - Last of Us Transmedia Success13:55 - Ubisoft’s Underperformance Analysis35:25 - Voodoo Enters Blockchain Gaming59:45 - Outro

    If you would like us to discuss any other gaming-related topics, reach out at podcast@naavik.co. We’d love to hear your feedback!
     
    And as always, if you like the episode, you can help others find us by leaving a rating or review!

    Go premium with Naavik Pro to access an ever-growing library of deep exclusive research including free-to-play and blockchain game deconstructions, and market analysis. Use the promo code METACAST to save 10%.
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    Sound design by Gavin Mc Cabe.

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