SuperJoost Playlist

Joost van Dreunen
My weekly commentary on interactive entertainment. Here's what's up.
Created 12 Jul 2020
  • Who owns the metaverse
    24 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Thanksgiving is an excellent time to play some games. This year I have Unpacking lined up, which tells a story about a person you never meet by unboxing their things during major life milestones. You ...
  • Inactivision Blizzard
    18 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    I’ve just finished the first six episodes of Arcane, a spin-off series on Netflix based on League on Legends, and I have to admit that I’m rather enjoying it. Personally, I rolled out of the game as f...
  • Riding the brake
    11 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    As I slog through the last of this quarter’s earnings, I’m starting to think that legacy publishers are having somewhat of a midlife moment. Not a crisis, per sé, but a noticeable moment just the same...
  • Crypto games culture war
    04 Nov 2021 • 18 min read • 3 0
    Following a week of watching one of the most powerful tech execs have full-blown midlife crisis, combined with earnings season, I refuse to use the M-word. It’s like I’m stuck in that restaurant in Be...
  • Amusing ourselves to death
    28 Oct 2021 • 13 min read • 2 0
    On account of Halloween this week, I figured I’d pick a macabre title. In a place like New York where people generally ice each other out with steely stares and overpriced headphones, getting to dress...
  • Supply chain Battle Royale
    21 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    As the next earnings season kicks off, a major theme will be the games industry’s exposure to the shortage economy. Growing delays in the supply chain combined with a shortage in hardware components i...
  • The unbearable lightness of streaming
    14 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Last weekend I spent rummaging through the juicier parts of the leaked Twitch data. It created quite a stir. Almost as soon as the leak started to spread did the data find its way onto social media an...
  • When Lambo
    07 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    October has started and with it the year’s final quarter. I’m expecting the remaining months to be a race to the finish. The games industry is at an all-time high and everyone is feeling flush. The qu...
  • Amazon and Netflix venture further into games
    29 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    The newborn and I just finished watching Squid Game. It’s the perfect show at 3 am between night feedings. Billed as a South Korean survival drama, the series offers a riff on the battle royale genre ...
  • Crypto is a space race
    23 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Last week’s commentary on some of the recent output of industry data yielded several worthwhile results. For one, Simon Carless described my critique as “corkingly aggressive” which I’m now considerin...
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