Dean Takahashi is lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat. He has been a tech journalist for more than 28 years, and he has covered games for 21 years. He has been at VentureBeat since 2008. Prior to that, he wrote for the San Jose Mercury News, the Red Herring, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Dallas Times-Herald. He is the author of two books, “Opening the Xbox” and “The Xbox 360 Uncloaked.” He organizes the annual GamesBeat and GamesBeat Summit conferences. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dean Takahashi sessions


Branded and IP Based Games: The Pros and Cons
Tuesday, December 12th

As making and scaling games is getting more difficult, an IP can help your game to become successful. Through a well-known IP, you can lower your user acquisition cost (e.g. reaching out to the fan base), but at the same time you are giving some some of your creative flexibility. In this panel we want […]