Hype in the game design industry is a formidable force, spurred on by good publicity, sensationalized trailers, and overall fan interest. Google defines Hype as “extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion”. Which tells us what hype is, but doesn't explain its essential effect in driving game publication and sales. The ‘Hype Formula’ is a unique blend of marketing, media publicity, and fan response, via forum or websites. All of these variables blend together around a game to produce excitement and anticipation, and excitement sells.
This year ECCC broke attendance records with over 90,000 guests attending. The events listed ranged from panels by Stan Lee and the cast of Stranger Things, to cosplay competitions, an entire floor dedicated to art booths, and more. If you didn’t have a chance to attend this year, or perhaps did and feel like you missed something, here’s a list of the coolest things about ECCC, and what to maybe avoid.
The daughter of Venezuelan family, the son of an Iranian immigrant, and me, the daughter of an American raised abroad. What do these people have in common?
In the past few years, a hot new buzzword is Virtual Reality. Known more simply as VR, there are various headsets emerging on the market with a wide range of specs, each competing to be the first, newest, or best new technology on the market. Apart from being a simply an amusing passive experience, VR has begun to make impact on everything from the medical industry to environmental activism.
Below are the top 5 industries where emerging VR is having a revolutionary effect.
The SXSW Trade Show, hosted every year in the bottom floor of the Austin Convention Center, sprawls out in every direction. Marketing tactics to draw people in are in full effect: from people in costumes, to a chance to experience virtual reality and of course, free food. Oh, and the technology was pretty cool too.
Here are some of the notable things we saw:
Speaking at SXSW Interactive 2016 on Saturday, March 12, 2016, Birger laid out the claims in his new book, “Date-onomics.” He says the reason some educated, career-oriented women have trouble finding partners comes down to a supply-and-demand issue: there are too many college-educated women and not enough college-educated men.
Luckily, according to the experts at the panel “Big Data & AI: SciFi vs. Everyday Applications” at SXSW Interactive 2016, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will soon be the key to help solve all these issues, simplifying your life.
With the release of the two next-generation consoles, the Xbox One and PS4, last fall, we’ve seen a new era in gaming. The next-generation consoles boast higher frame-rates, higher resolution and more RAM, all of which means more processing power. But while we may see graphically superior gaming, these consoles focus on two very different styles of gaming.