By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 3 May 2018 14:57 GMT In terms of revenue, Fortnite Mobile is already well ahead of PUBG Mobile. Fortnite Mobile’s first week revenue is outpacing PUBG Mobile five to one. Despite both games having launched at around the same time in the West, PUBG Mobile only got around to enabling in-game purchases a week ago. App analytics firm Sensor Tower estimates that Fortnite Mobile players spent $3.7 million on in-app purchases, compared to just $700,000 for PUBG Mobile. This only takes into account iOS revenue, and PUBG Mobile fares a bit better with about $1 million across both Android and iOS, though still nowhere close to Fortnite. The numbers only cover countries outside of China, which is crucial. There’s even better news for Epic Games, because, despite starting off with a much smaller player base (3.7 million downloads) due to the invite-only initial rollout, it nonetheless made more money off that smaller audience compared to PUBG … [Read more...] about Fortnite Mobile made 5 times more money than PUBG Mobile in its first week on iOS
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Yesterday Microsoft announced the acquisition of PlayFab, a cloud based back end for games. PlayFab enabled you to provide features like multiplayer, leaderboards, messaging, content updates and commerce while providing real-time analytics and reporting via their dashboard. Most platforms were supported as targets with support for Unity, Unreal, Corona, Lumberyard, Cocos2d-x and the Defold game engines.One of the biggest flaws with outsourcing your gaming back end has always been reliability. If the provider goes out of business, you are out of luck. Becoming part of the Microsoft team and a good fit for their Azure cloud offerings, this concern should be greatly allayed with this acquisition.Details of the acquisition from Microsoft’s blog:PlayFab’s backend services reduce the barriers to launch for game developers, offering both large and small studios cost-effective development solutions that scale with their games and help them engage, retain and … [Read more...] about January 2018
What’s up guys Tim Ruswick here. I just wanted to share something really cool with you. So over the past several months last 180 days I’ve started my youtube channel right. This YouTube channel existed for about exactly six months. I started posting videos about 180 days ago by the time you get to see this would be a little more than 180 days. But I decided to do a test because I have a lot of experience in marketing that’s one of the things that I did for a lot of years so I look at everything as a test. (Video Transcriptions) And I’ve shared that on this channel a couple times. But I always like to experiment and figure things out. And I had worked with a lot of clients doing YouTube marketing but I had never actually done it myself. I did a long time ago like way before YouTube was even owned by Google so that I don’t really think that counts. But essentially I wanted to test out how this content marketing works how it works. And you know figure out a … [Read more...] about The Power of Consistency
Netflix has always done well out of being perceived as the cheeky young upstart, the brave disruptor of a stale status quo. A service that lives or dies by how well it can drive and maintain subscriptions, Netflix has a long history of delivering cool, unexpected events designed to prove just how dynamic, fresh, exciting, and in-tune with the modern media enthusiast it really is, compared to the slow, unswerving old-guard. There was the early championing of much-loved, but decidedly dead, culty shows, whose audiences had long felt neglected by their original owners. The resurrection of Arrested Development made Netflix an instant hero, regardless of the eventual quality of season 4. As did the service's at-the-time unprecedented move of securing day-and-date, ‘live’ broadcast of the final season of Breaking Bad for long-deprived, spoiler-fearing UK audiences, in step with the show’s US airdates. And then there were the many, many revivals of nostalgia … [Read more...] about Cloverfield, Annihilation, and Mute: Do Netflix’s big name movies make it a real Hollywood rival, or is it all just expensive smoke and mirrors?
An unfathomably intelligent society of sentient machines has dedicated hundreds if not thousands of years to imprisoning the human race in a computer simulation so nuanced as to be indistinguishable from reality. Regardless, having had consistent trouble with a small percentage of humans waking up to the lie, the machines have gone through several versions and treatments of the simulation in order to make it more secure. In their infinite, logic-driven intelligence, based on countless generations’ study of human psychology, they tried a version with actual vampires and werewolves (for added believability), but have now settled on the more sensible system of manipulating a false prophecy narrative at the point of each (now accepted) system failure in order to empower a chosen individual as a Superman Jesus figurehead for the free humans. They then push him toward the Matrix’s architect program, and encourage him to return his specially imbued code to the source program, … [Read more...] about Hear me out but… the Matrix sequels are actually genius (if you imagine there is no real world)