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Latest news and updates from the PlayFab developers

  • Introducing Bulk Actions and Scheduled Tasks

    2016-11-28 by JamesGwertzman

    Today we’re excited to be announcing the most powerful and versatile pair of LiveOps features we’ve created yet – Bulk Actions and Scheduled Tasks.

  • Show Me the Money: Receipt Validation for iOS and Android

    2016-05-22 by BrendanVanous

    PlayFab’s API calls make it easy to set receipt validation for your game, giving you a reliable record of all real-money purchases and ensuring that players actually get the items they’ve bought. By including receipt validation and player inventory updates in the same server-side transactions, you can protect your virtual economy from real-world problems.

  • Join PlayFab's Live Game Ops Academy

    2016-04-08 by PlayFabAdmin

    The PlayFab Live Game Ops Academy is the place to learn the key concepts for success with your live game operations.

  • Webinar Wrap-Up: Live Game Ops Academy - Monetization

    2016-04-06 by JamesGwertzman

    The PlayFab Live Game Ops Academy is the place to learn the key concepts for success with your live game operations.

  • Webinar Wrap-Up: Live Game Ops Academy - User Acquisition

    2016-03-18 by MarcoWilliams

    The PlayFab Live Game Ops Academy is the place to learn the key concepts for success with your live game operations. This webinar covers the basic concepts of user acquisition.

  • Why Video Games Have Launch Problems

    2015-10-22 by Matt Augustine

    It has become more and more common over the last ten years for games to have major launch problems affecting the gameplay experience or even rendering them completely unplayable. A technique that we’ve used to help with this is to pre-bake everything the game server needs.

  • Thriving in an Oversaturated Game Market

    2015-10-15 by JamesGwertzman

    The data is in! Mobile games are more available world wide and easier to make than ever. So how is a game developer to get noticed and see success in an over-saturated market? This blog post analyses the data and shares some of PlayFab's strategies for success.

  • Using Integration Testing to Monitor Live Services

    2015-10-08 by Melissa Benua

    Melissa Benua explains the processes behind implementing integration tests to monitor service health in ways that don't weaken services. She also explains the reasoning behind publicly sharing the test results and further details how this new service works with our ever-improving API.

  • New Live Game Ops e-Book & Resource Page

    2015-10-01 by MarcoWilliams

    We’ve compiled all our webinars, blog posts and white papers about game operations into the resource page for easy reference.

  • Effective Live Game Ops: Starting a Conversation

    2015-03-04 by JamesGwertzman

    Effective live game operations is a subject we care strongly about at PlayFab, and one we don't think gets enough attention. We think that hurts smaller companies, and we'd like to do something about it.

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