Louise Shorthouse, Ph.D.

Louise Shorthouse, Ph.D.

Dr. Louise Shorthouse is a research analyst for PC online and mobile games at Omdia.

Dr. Shorthouse focuses on PC online and mobile games, expanding our title-based coverage in her role as research analyst. She has previously worked in online business development at publisher Square Enix. Educated in the United Kingdom, she graduated from the University of Warwick with a bachelor's degree in English literature with creative writing, and a master's degree in sociology including a mixed methods study of online gamers. She went on to complete a Ph.D. in education at the University of Hull, where she conducted extensive virtual ethnographic research into the learning behaviors of MMORPG-players.


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Esports Strategies of Games Publishers - Valve - 2020

This report is the first in an upcoming series exploring the esports strategies of major games publishers. This first edition focuses on Valve and its two core esports titles: CS:GO and Dota 2. It includes analysis of games content, past and present tournament strategies, sponsorship and streaming partnerships.

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Free “Pro” trial gives Google Stadia app short-lived boost in Q2

On April 8, nearly five months after the launch of Stadia, Google offered a two-month free trial for Stadia Pro. After the free trial was introduced, daily downloads of the Stadia app spiked by almost 1700%.

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Games Industry M&A in Q2 2020: Video streaming, mobile, and anime, comics, games (ACG) fuel global investments

COVID-19 has thus far had a limited impact on funding and acquisitions in the games space, as there has been no decline in the numbers of deals made through Q2.

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