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New York City Meditations

For some, life begins and ends with pizza. After visiting a Belgian Beer bar, yes I admit I went to a bar, the pizza place next door is said to be the quality of crap. The bartender said that the place to go is Joe’s in Greenwich Village. It might be one of the best. Newbs like me tried the pepperoni first, but the real test is the simple cheese. That’s what 95% of the people walking in get.   That is Goh Nakamura at Grumpy’s Coffee. They use a Clover machine. See the phone on the table? Goh is tethered to it. Caught in the act. That’s musician Jane Lui looking surprised and Zach Gage who created Spelltower. A hot...

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Nintendo Not Going to Profit as Big as Hoped

Is Nintendo back? Not exactly, but it posted it’s first loss last year, but this year it’s still not going as well as they hoped. Why? Cellphone games. While projects from our friend, Zach Gage who made Spelltower can rank high in app sales for iPhones and be made by the hand of one humble guy, a company with thousands of employees who are wholesaling, subcontracting, and so forth are getting beat out. Are 3DS sales on the rise, is the Nintendo U catching on? Maybe just a bit and that’s their profit right there. Meanwhile, games everywhere else seems to grow.

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