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Each year the video game industry descends on LA for #E3 (The Electronic Entertainment Expo) to showcase the latest and greatest in interactive entertainment. And each year I do a statistical breakdown of the trends in gameplay mechanics. 2019 is my 5th year doing this analysis.
It’s no secret the gaming industry is laser focused on creating experiences that center violent combat. But engaging with a gameworld from behind the barrel of a gun or blade of a sword is extremely limiting. This is why my stats sort titles into combat and non-combat categories.
#E32019 started with the Electronic Arts press event. #EA only showcased 6 games. 50% of those were combat focused. Of the other 3 titles, 2 were annual sports franchise updates and 1 was a new DLC for the Sims 4. (I didn’t include Anthem because no footage was shown onstage).
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Last week Discord dropped a bombshell announcement that flew remarkably under the radar.

It was framed as feature rollout and "evolution" rather than strategic upheaval, but it points to a challenging shift for perhaps the most interesting company in gaming. [A THREAD]
Discord is the go-to comms platform for 130M+ gamers, and its best-in-class product has driven meteoric user growth since 2015.

As is common for start-ups, Discord is free + monetization hasn't been a top priority... but less common is Discord's aversion to monetizing user data.
CEO @jasoncitron has been *vocal* in interviews about how Discord is different from Facebook and believes in selling TO gamers rather than selling gamers' info to advertisers.

Unlike FB/Insta, Discord believes subscriptions + sales > targeted ads as a matter of user trust.
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Google's Sundar Pichai is live to uncover the company's game streaming service!! #GDC2019 #Google
Google's next aim is to build a gaming platform for everyone, says Pichai #GoogleGDC19
Google names its gaming service 'Stadia' and that's what the leaked logo was for! #GoogleGDC19
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