Nielsen TOPTEN – vía @GooglePlay


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Nielsen TOPTEN gives you direct access to what’s hot in TV, movies, apps, products and more. Want to check out what people like YOU are watching and buying? It’s all in this top ten app based on actual ratings and sales data. In short, this is your one-stop destination to the latest trends and what’s hot in entertainment.
This is a pretty big deal. Why? In Nielsen’s 90-year history, this is the FIRST time the public has insight into what’s trending today. After all, Nielsen provides ratings and sales data directly to TV networks, online companies, movie houses, music labels, and the world’s largest manufacturers and retailers. So in short, you are gaining access to some pretty awesome stuff.

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Understanding the Modern Gamer | thinkwithgoogle.com


This Google whitepaper examines the changes in video gamer digital behaviors through the lens of millions of tablet, desktop, and mobile searches. It also explores the meaningful link that exists between online engagement and game sales. Our research uncovers the following key trends:

  • More engagement: searches per gamer increased 20% year over year.
  • More research: 4 in 10 searches occur before a game releases.
  • More mobile: 1 in 10 searches happen on mobile devices.
  • More sales: 84% of game sales can be predicted by search clicks.

Super Mario and Luigi Artworks Collection

Super Mario Brothers is undeniably one of the most popular platform video game developed by Nintendo, published for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros was met with great enthusiast by its world-wide fans. In the game, the player controls Mario (and in a two-player game, a second player controls Mario’s brother Luigi) as he travels through the Mushroom Kingdom in order to rescue Princess Toadstool from the antagonist Bowser. Its’ success was phenomenal that it had reigned the video gaming world for over 20 yrs and was considered to be the best-selling video game of all time.

As an inspiration and at the same a tribute to this phenomenal video game, we have collected Super Mario Artworks Collection for you. See how artists have interpreted the brothers, Mario and Luigi, through their masterpiece. Enjoy!!


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Super Mario Brothers is undeniably one of the most popular platform video game developed by Nintendo, published for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros was met with great enthusiast by its world-wide fans. In the game, the player controls Mario (and in a two-player game, a second player controls Mario’s brother Luigi) as he travels through the Mushroom Kingdom in order to rescue Princess Toadstool from the antagonist Bowser. Its’ success was phenomenal that it had reigned the video gaming world for over 20 yrs and was considered to be the best-selling video game of all time.

As an inspiration and at the same a tribute to this phenomenal video game, we have collected Super Mario Artworks Collection for you. See how artists have interpreted the brothers, Mario and Luigi, through their masterpiece. Enjoy!!

Mario

Super Mario Bro

Super Mario Bro
By: skottieyoung
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Super Mario World

Super Mario World
By: supernitro
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Super Mario World

Super Mario World
By: MikePMitchell
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Super Mario

Super Mario
By: D-MAC
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All the world’s a game

Over the past two decades the video-games business has gone from a cottage industry selling to a few niche customers to a fully grown branch of the entertainment industry. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a consulting firm, the global video-game market was worth around $56 billion last year. That is more than twice the size of the recorded-music industry, nearly a quarter more than the magazine business and about three-fifths the size of the film industry, counting DVD sales as well as box-office receipts (see chart below). PwC predicts that video games will be the fastest-growing form of media over the next few years, with sales rising to $82 billion by 2015.


Video games will be the fastest-growing and most exciting form of mass media over the coming decade, says Tim Cross

IN NOVEMBER 2010 “Call of Duty: Black Ops” was released. Fans in many countries queued round the block to get their hands on a coveted early copy. A lucky few had won tickets to invitation-only release parties which were broadcast live to viewers across the internet. The event had been advertised on billboards, buses and television for weeks. Chrysler even produced a commemorative version of its Jeep. In the event the reviews were mixed, but no matter: the publishers, Activision, notched up worldwide sales of $650m in the first five days. That made it the most successful launch of an entertainment product ever, and people kept buying. A month later the total stood at over $1 billion.

“Black Ops” is not a film or a book: it is a video game. For comparison, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”, the current record-holder for the fastest-selling film at the box office, clocked up just $169m of ticket sales on its first weekend. “Black Ops” stole the crown from its predecessor in 2009, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2”. The latest instalment, “Modern Warfare 3”, released on November 8th, set a record of its own with $750m in its first five days. Leer más “All the world’s a game”

Facebook Gamers Play 927 Million Hours of Games Per Month [Infographic]


Did you know that 50% of Facebook log-ins are to play Facebook games, and that the number of players that play every day is about 56 million people?

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How Fun is Your Website?

The secret to success for a website these days is really no secret at all. Websites that really bring home the bacon are the ones driven by loyal visitors who frequent the site on a regular basis. Building a community like this often takes a lot of time and loads of great content.

But is there a way to shortcut the tried and true methods of great material and great marketing?

What if a website were fun to play?

Games and gaming are two terms that are quickly finding themselves a new meaning on the web. What used to be associated with an acne-prone teenager alone in a windowless basement is being transformed into a socially hip hobby. The age range for gaming is expanding, and the activities that include gaming features are shifting as well.

Games in general are nothing new. For centuries, we have been enjoying sports, card games, and board games. In the past few decades, the evolution of video games has spawned the modern “casual game.” On the web, these games include online Flash games, mobile apps, and most recently, social networking and community-oriented websites.

Gaming, most recently, has entered the social media space, in incarnations such as Foursquare and Gowalla, as well as Facebook applications such as FarmVille, with great success. While the likes of location-aware social networking services like Foursquare and Gowalla may not seem like much of a game at first — don’t be fooled. Checking into your favorite locations in order to earn rewards such as points or badges is a solid game element.


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How Fun is Your Website?

The secret to success for a website these days is really no secret at all. Websites that really bring home the bacon are the ones driven by loyal visitors who frequent the site on a regular basis. Building a community like this often takes a lot of time and loads of great content.

But is there a way to shortcut the tried and true methods of great material and great marketing?

What if a website were fun to play?

Games and gaming are two terms that are quickly finding themselves a new meaning on the web. What used to be associated with an acne-prone teenager alone in a windowless basement is being transformed into a socially hip hobby. The age range for gaming is expanding, and the activities that include gaming features are shifting as well.

Games in general are nothing new. For centuries, we have been enjoying sports, card games, and board games. In the past few decades, the evolution of video games has spawned the modern “casual game.” On the web, these games include online Flash games, mobile apps, and most recently, social networking and community-oriented websites.

Gaming, most recently, has entered the social media space, in incarnations such as Foursquare and Gowalla, as well as Facebook applications such as FarmVille, with great success. While the likes of location-aware social networking services like Foursquare and Gowalla may not seem like much of a game at first — don’t be fooled. Checking into your favorite locations in order to earn rewards such as points or badges is a solid game element.

Gowalla

Is gaming something that can be incorporated into a website in order to draw in a wider audience? And more importantly, can game mechanics keep our users coming back? Leer más “How Fun is Your Website?”