The EEDAR Blog

Announcements, Interviews and Insights from EEDAR’s analysts and researchers.

EEDAR Insights @ GDC16

GDC is always an exciting time for the industry, and by extension, for EEDAR. Developers, publishers, and games professionals from all over the world descend on San Francisco to talk about the future... Read More

Review Scan: Tales from the Borderlands (PC)

Game summary: Tales from the Borderlands is Telltale’s latest multi-episode narrative title, this time set in Gearbox Software’s Borderlands series. The dialog-driven story follows Rhys and Fiona, a... Read More

Review Scan: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (PS4)

  POSITIVES The Setting is Impressive Critics most enjoyed wandering around 1860s London in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. This sense of place has always been a big selling point for the series, as... Read More

eSports is Not a Fad

Professional gaming has exploded in popularity over the past two years.  Fueled by the rapid growth of streaming video and seven-figure event prize pools, eSports tournaments have developed a massive... Read More

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is exploding: 5 Reasons Why

Although Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been continuously growing since its August 2012 release, it was not until late 2014, more than two years post-launch, that the title really started to... Read More

Core Console Software Sales Are Higher Than Ever

As the 7th console generation was coming to an end several years ago, there was much pessimism regarding the impending launch of the 8th generation. Just as 7th generation software sales were... Read More

The Twitch E3 2015 Stream Hit its Peak during the EA Press Conference

Earlier this week, Twitch released an infographic showing impressive growth in their E3 audience in 2015 compared to 2014.  Twitch reported a peak concurrent viewership of 840,000, more than double... Read More

eSports Players are an Advertising Goldmine

While eSports grew consistently from 2010 to 2013, the market really took off in 2014.  Driven by the rapid growth of streaming video and rising prize purses from increased sponsorship and... Read More

Console Storefront Advertising Volume Grows 35% in 2014

Since 2010, EEDAR has tracked advertisement activity for games at retailers. While these have historically been focused on physical media at physical retailers (i.e. large game posters in retailer... Read More
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