Today is Pokemon Go’s second-year anniversary. Last year’s report card had to grapple with things like the game’s rapid rise and fall as a fad, its severe lack of promised content even with its first major update, crimes associated with the game, and being somewhat anti-social – and that was before the disaster known as Pokemon Go fest 2017. It was probably the worst way to start off a new year for your game, and it’s probably no surprise that our coverage of the game waned after the fallout. But something happened. Whether it was because series Director/Producer Junichi Masuda was there to witness the horror or because some internal change in Niantic’s process changed, we’ll probably never know. But change came. Generation 3 became Pokemon Go’s One Tamriel. Suggestions I’d made previously happened and are still happening. The numbers are showing that the improvements are paying off, as the … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go’s second anniversary report card sees high marks for content and innovation
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The video games industry is one of huge size and significance. In fact, it is now generating more revenue than the movie and music industries combined, with global video game revenue sitting at an estimated $91.5 billion, in comparison to the movie industry’s $38.6 billion (global figure) in 2016 and the music industry’s estimated $47.5 billion. It was three years ago, in 2015, that video games surpassed these two other entertainment powerhouses. Gaming encompasses a lot of different genres and platforms, from MMO games played on high-end PCs and gaming laptops to casual puzzle games played on affordable mobile devices. It’s clear that there are all manner of ways for developers to cut themselves a slice of the lucrative games industry pie and make a game that best reflects their creative talent. With so much at stake and with there being so many ways to get into the games industry, it may come as little surprise that thousands upon thousands of new games are … [Read more...] about How Do Game Developers Identify Market Trends?
Plarium has a knack for creating some of the most addictive and fun browser strategy PvP games on the market today, be it for hardcore players or social and casual players. From mobile phones, to tablets, browsers and even Facebook, it’s hard to not take notice of a strategy franchise that offers players unique fantasy settings and a great escape for light gaming. As a new player, where do you start and which games are worth looking at from Plarium? Here’s our pick of the top 5, and the very best of Plarium’s catalogue of games. #5 Pirates: Tide of Fortune Everyone loves pirates right? In 2012, Plarium released Pirates: Tide of Fortune for web browsers to critical acclaim from the gaming community. Set in a desert island in an era where pirates thrived, the game allowed players to unleash their inner “Yarrr matey” and build their own pirate bay, ships and fight against each other in sea-based battles. The concept of the game is similar to most other … [Read more...] about Top 5 Plarium Games Ranked: From Vikings To Throne: Kingdom At War
With 2017 drawing to a close and 2018 rushing up to meet us, the Massively OP team has regrouped for another round of bold and goofy predictions for the year ahead. We’re feeling pretty good after our fairly successful predictions from last year! What’s in store for the MMO genre next year? Here’s what we think. Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): OK, this year, for sure, Star Citizen will finally come out, but again, it can’t live up to the hype. It may be serviceable at best. Chronicles of Elyria may get its MUD online, but I can’t imagine much more than more demos of the MMO proper. Daybreak will retire Planetside 2 because it exists but isn’t making bank. H1Z1 (both versions) won’t make any major comebacks as the survival genre’s time is passing. Yes, the arena play style for PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is up, but Daybreak’s baby’s probably too old already and losing its following. Warner Bros (which sadly owns Turbine) … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2018
Home » Social Media » List of Top 8 Controversial and Influential Brands Across the Globe A Quick Preview of the Top Brands around the World The survey asked this question to 3,625 participants coming from 100 nations: “What are the top 8 controversial brands all throughout the globe? In connection with this, these brands had the greatest influence in the lives of people in the year 2006. Apple could not beat Google and stays in the second place. The 2006 acquisition of Google, YouTube got the third place behind Apple. Google and Apple: Landed the Top of the Survey Results Google as well as Apple got the top of the results, however, that does not necessarily mean it was naturally business for either of these two brands. The two launched their latest products, created deals, and persistently innovates the ways which made great influence on people in the year 2006. List of the Top 8 Controversial Brands All Throughout the Globe The listing of the most controversial … [Read more...] about List of Top 8 Controversial and Influential Brands Across the Globe