With skeleton ships sailing, volcanoes erupting, rowboats rowing, and the three-player brigantine vessel tempting, Sea of Thieves is firing a publicity broadside following its E3 2018 showing. The team admitted that it had changed its mind on a long-held stance against instituting skeleton ships. This was, apparently, due to player feedback: “Players have wanted it for a period of time and now we’re going to do it.” The Sea of Thieves team got together to talk about the big changes coming to the multiplayer pirate simulator, and you can drop in on that chat with the latest Tales from the Tavern podcast after the break! SHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about Sea of Thieves does a 180 on skeleton boats and is fine with it
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Over the last couple of years, we’ve redoubled our efforts on our science-related articles, as you may have noticed from our roundups in 2016 and 2015. Last year, we even hired on a staff writer specifically to cover gaming science, especially as it relates to MMORPGs, and we’ve been collecting all of his work along with our other science posts in their very own category. Read on for a recap of our best science-related MMO articles from 2017, from EVE Online’s real-life hunt for exoplanets and the economics of MMO monetization to how lockboxes use psychology to manipulate us and the math behind the gamblebox phenom. Dr Richard Bartle even announced a new gamer matrix this year. Don’t worry; there won’t be a quiz at the end! Academics weigh in on ‘gaming addiction’ claims - We've previously discussed that according to the Manual of Mental Disorders and the industry standard Diagnostic and Statistical Manual … [Read more...] about A look back at the MMO and gaming science topics of 2017
Have you ever wondered why Facebook is Blue? How color of a website affects reader experience? Be it a blog or an e-commerce site, the color of site makes a lot of difference. This guide is for all those bloggers, entrepreneurs & webmasters who understand that design thinking is the way to progress. You would learn how color affects sales of your site & how readers perceive certain colors. In a study conducted by Dr. Andrew Elliot at the University of Rochester, simply placing a thick red border around a photo of a person increased how attractive a stranger perceived the person in the photo? According to Psychologists, it’s because humans often flush red when they are attracted or interested in someone. In other words, red is the color of romance.It stimulates us unconsciously. Color has an enormous psychological influence on human brain and is the most powerful visual cue for drawing immediate attention. Scientists have long found out that color affects the mood, … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Colors: How Does Color Affect your Conversion
Most of bloggers who start blogging without any training, they often start with multi-topic niche blog. Where as, most of pro and popular Blogger you would see around, are into specific niche and they are called as niche blogger. We have already talked why nicheless blog can’t compete with niche blogs and later we discussed on selecting niche of your blog. If you want to get succeed in blogging field, then it’s a must for you to have a niche blog. There are quite a lot of reasons to prove niche blogs are better than general blogging. Even when a reader lands on your page with a query, he would definitely like to read few more articles of the same niche. But how come a reader who wants to read about Health tips can commit himself reading those articles which make no meaning with the site’s theme? let’s have a look at few of the reasons that enforce everyone to start a niche blog Why better be a Niche Blogger: There is a common saying “Jack … [Read more...] about How Being a Niche Blogger is More Profitable?
Affiliate Marketing is an internet marketing channel in which advertisers (or companies who offer a product or service) pay publishers on a pay-for-performance basis. So unlike Google AdSense you don’t earn anything for clicks. You’re only paid for results which could be a sale or a lead (user fill a form and complete registration). In Affiliate Marketing as advertisers pays only for results its a win-win situation as they don’t have to shell out large amount of money in Banner Advertising or Pay-Per-Click Networks like Google AdWords, Microsoft adCenter or Yahoo! Search Marketing where the results are not guaranteed. Affiliate Marketing Definition & Terms Affiliate Marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or … [Read more...] about What Is Affiliate Marketing And How Does It Work?