Posts tagged "recession"


09 Nov 2009
Some Thoughts From Develop in Liverpool

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It was just great to have Develop in our home town, hopefully they will come again.  My feeling about this year’s Develop was that it was ‘Two Tribes Go to War’ to stretch the Scouse analogy.  Developers seem to fall into two camps, those working for large console game developers or ‘Dinosaurs’ as we might call them and the Indie App Store gang ‘Mammals’.  The Dinosaurs are in recession, general game revenues are dropping (sales down 16% in UK according to MCV) and traditional publishers finding it really hard to raise debt funding aucasinosonline.  The Mammals are in a whole different boat, low overheads, ownership of IP and decent revenues for some on mainly their iPhone titles.  Don’t get me wrong most of the skill still sits with the big developers but 2009 will mark the start of a new console cycle ‘the App Store’.

One of the speakers really summed it up, when someone in the audience tried to draw an analogy to previous console booms and slumps he started very clearly that this is like ‘nothing we have seen before’.  I feel that this is spot on, the industry has changed and there is no going back.

Stuart Dredge’s talk focused on the 5 app stores,  iPhone, Android, PSP, Blackberry and DSi sales figures are hard to find but we can all see that the model works well for both consumer and producer.  As he himself said there are many other app stores, off the top of my head Orange App Store, Windows Mobile, Wii Store channel (Wiiware), PSN for PS3, XBLA, Intel for Atom PCs, Ovi from Nokia and I am sure many others.  Other the next few weeks we will look at each in detail from both a business and technical veiwpoint and try and think about their pros and cons.

31 Jan 2009
Why the recession/depression has hit bottom

How does depression affect sexuality?

The brain is the body’s most sensitive “sex organ.” Sexual desire starts in the brain and works its way down. Chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters help brain cells communicate with each other in order to stimulate blood flow to the sex organs. In a person with depression, these chemicals are out of balance. As a result, sexual desire is low or nonexistent. In addition, low levels of some of these chemicals can dull pleasurable feelings. The strain that depression places on relationships can further interfere with sexual function and pleasure.

Some people with depression experience sexual problems. The severity of the problem depends on the severity of the depression and the presence of anxiety. For those with more severe depression, the more likely it is for sexual problems to be present. Read more from these hyper male force reviews.

How do antidepressant medicines cause sexual problems?

Antidepressant medicines are highly effective in helping to ease depression. However, many of these drugs–such as SSRIs– have undesirable side effects, including sexual problems that can result. Some antidepressants may make it difficult for a man to have an erection. For both men and women, sexual problems can mean being unable to initiate, participate fully in, or enjoy sex. Such complications can lead to a loss of self-confidence that can, in turn, undermine depression recovery. In addition, side effects tend to increase with higher doses of antidepressants.