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Mode Analytics (2016): finding the perfect Analysis tools

EDIT 2017-10-22: The team at Mode has been updating the tool almost every single month, the below is based on what our team needed in 2016 and what Mode Analytics could provide at the time of writing.

Lots of the work we do, and one of the many things we use our SQL tool for,  is for small little investigations (wouldn’t want to call it growth hacking but something similar).

This means writing quick, single queries with an output that only needs to be looked and stared at for 5 minutes and then never again. Mode Analytics in this instance doesn’t feel like the right tool for the job but we go it to work for part of the business. Especially A/B Experiments in combination with the Python environment.

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Where to buy a PS Vita in 2017?

The PSP is one of my most beloved consoles I ever owned. When it came out in 2004, my friends and I imported the handheld from Japanese retailer Lik-Sang together with Lumines.

It’s been almost 5 years since the PS Vita got released and with some amazing games on the platform, the support for the console seems to be completely gone in the west with only indie games being released. This makes it very hard to find a good retailer to buy the PS Vita console in 2016 or 2017.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 on PS4

I’ve got no idea how Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is getting such high reviews. The current score on Metacritic is around the 90% and I can’t find any reason what so ever why that is the case.

The last time I’ve played a Pro Evolution Soccer game has to be in 2014 when I bought the game on the PC. It was decent, not the best football game ever but with the Master League and the Be A Legend mode it kept me busy for half a year. I did try FIFA but wasn’t the biggest fan.

In 2015 I made the switch, found Pro Evolution Soccer quite lacking and FIFA 15 and 16 are both great football games. Very frustrating but also very good. This years Pro Evolution Soccer is only frustrating and not that good at all.

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Howto Bulk Unfollow Playlists on Spotify

I’ve been trying to use Spotify the last couple of weeks as a substitute for Google Music. And at the moment I’m quite loving it. The account I’ve created about 3 years ago was still active but had all my old playlists on it. The problem was that this was a import from iTunes and it imported all my 283(!) playlists and unfortunately there is no easy way of deleting playlists inside Spotify.

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FIFA 2015 on PS4

Every year, since 1998, I’ve bought one game religiously. It’s not FIFA, it’s been Pro Evolution Soccer. Why? Because it used to be the best football (soccer, whatever) simulator game on every console. Starting out on the PSX, moving through the PS2 and later on the PC (I’ve skipped most of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions), it’s the game of choice. A game I play every year from October till October.

But since 2010 I’ve been trying FIFA again, FIFA was pretty damn bad in the mid 2000s but after 2009 and 2010 the game picked up pace and started to be good again after a 8 year lay-off. FIFA 15 is good but not great, my biggest issue I’ve got with FIFA – and this has been for quite some time – is that is treated like a American sport. The emphasis is on the half time replays, the pre-match spectacle but not on the time in between. Luckily this year, the gameplay is solid.

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