Fun Panel Today at SXSW 2014. Got to formally announce our forthcoming Red Bull Focus game.
“When Licensors & Mobile Games Collide”
From G.I. JOE to The Walking Dead and The Simpsons, many of our favorite franchises in comics, books, film, music, and television are finding new homes and rejuvenated lives on mobile devices. Game developers and publishers are working hand-in-hand with cult-classic brands to usher in the next generation of online gaming experiences for these storied franchises and enrich consumers’ connections to these brands through licensed mobile games.
NY-Based Gaming Company to Unveil Exclusive Details Around Forthcoming Red Bull Mobile Title for the iOS Marketplace
New York City, New York, March 6, 2014 – Playmatics, a company dedicated to bringing rich gaming & digital media experiences to life, today announced that its CEO, Margaret Wallace, will exclusively unveil details about its forthcoming iOS game, “Red Bull Focus” at a panel taking place at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014 in Austin, Texas.
Playmatics was granted unique access to a variety of stunning images, art and music from Red Bull themed events from around the world. Wallace will provide a behind-the-scenes look inside the creative and design processes involved in making a mobile gaming experience that leverages the colorful world of Red Bull.
Sochi 2014 will probably go down in the history books as one riddled with politics, problems and persistent questions about fairness in judging certain events, like the women’s figure skating competition. In part, the games were over-shadowed by these issues.
Well Played, Sochi? Well Played, World?
It’s over. Thanks Sochi. Well played. pic.twitter.com/hFxTylpyLf
— stephanie gosk (@stephgosk) February 23, 2014
The end of the Olympics also coincides with the recent uprising happening in Kiev, a city I visited a few years ago. So perhaps it’s petty to focus on the ridiculous, humorous and sometimes poignant tweets from the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On the other hand, maybe a little humor in light of all that is so serious is needed. So, welcome to the final edition of….
Because there’s no shortage of silly tweets about the games…
The 2014 Winter Olympics will go down in history as one of the funniest. Snarky comments from Western journalists, athletes, tourists and far-away bloggers alike can’t stop going on about the deplorable conditions of the Sochi hotels, including rumors that one too many photo of a shirtless Putin abound as decoration of choice for said accommodations. On top of this, signage that best lost in translation and a slew of technical problems make armchair quarterbacking this shindig deliciously funny.
NBC commentator Bob Costas has not been immune to these issues. About a week ago, it was reported that he was wearing so-called “hipster” glasses. Turns out that not one but two of his eyes were infected with conjunctivitis (pink eye). Costas was not immune to the #SochiProblems plaguing the most expensive Olympics in history. But social media can be a cruel commentator of its own — and Bob Costas (more likely his eyes) have become the subject of #Twitter laughs, chortles, ridicule and parody.
The other day, I posted; some of the funniest or most impactful #Tweets (as judged by yours truly) from the Winter Olympic celebrations in the city of Sochi. Here’s Part II. Enjoy!
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 10, 2014
— Moray Macdonald (@MorayMacdonald) February 7, 2014
With relatively little fanfare when compared to Olympic Games of the recent past, and under a cloud of heavy worldwide condemnation over the oppressive policies of (an often shirtless) Putin — I think it’s fair to say that the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014 is off to a bumpy start.
There have been numerous calls to boycott the Olympics because of Putin’s hard-line anti LGBT stance — a policy that has caused enormous violence and unrest towards Russian citizens — creating a climate of fear, intimidation and multiple human rights abuses.
Adding insult to injury are the news stories focusing on perceived threats of violence during the games.
Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics
Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics — you know you want them! So here’s a little deck I created which sums up the state of the video game, smartphone and internet marketplace.
This deck contains global data from all around the world. References are cited on the slides or in the notes. Enjoy!
Here’s a Preview of What’s Covered in This Deck on Worldwide Video Game Industry Statistics:
- Video Game Usage and Data for the United States
- Worldwide Video Game Stats
- Individual Data Points for the Following Areas: Asia, Indonesia, India, South America, Europe, Middle East
- Collected and Sourced from a Variety of Places