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Life’s Enough: Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that ofThe post Life’s Enough: Stop Comparing Yourself to Others appeared first on iamwire.

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Supercell’s Clash Royale on pace for $1B year after $110M debut last month

Supercell knows how to make money.<p>The mobile publisher earned $80 million from it’s newly released head-to-head strategy battler Clash Royale last month, according to industry-tracking firm NewZoo. That figure does not include the 30 percent that Supercell gave to Apple and Google, which would put …

Investors threw $686 million at virtual and augmented reality in 2015

The virtual and augmented reality future draws nearer, and investors want in.<p>AR and VR attracted $686 million in investment deals in 2015, according to Digi-Capital. This happened in a year when consumer VR finally became available thanks to Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR for smartphones.<p>Most …

GDC: 16% of game developers are working on VR, up from 7% a year ago

Virtual reality has the attention of game developers. A survey by the Game Developers Conference shows that 16 percent of all developers are working on VR titles for 2016, compared with just 7 percent a year ago.<p>In its fourth annual state of the industry survey, the GDC — the big game developer …

Here’s what it costs to crack the top 25 mobile apps around the world

It can cost $200,000 in advertising expenses to push an app into the top 25 ranks in the U.S., according to data from mobile marketing firm Fiksu.<p>Fiksu analyzed what it costs to reach the top ranks in the iOS app store around the world. While the U.S. is the most expensive, it costs only $15,000 to …

The Scientific Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

<i>Home</i>. The very word conjures up all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. But you've surely noticed that some people's houses feel more <i>homey</i> than others. They say you can't put happiness in a bottle -- and yet recent research reveals plenty of ways to boost joy based on where you buy, how you renovate, …

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Here Are the Top 100 Countries, Ranked in Terms of Game Revenue

A new report ranking the top 100 countries in the world based on video game revenue has been released, and it's China, not the United States, that's come out on top.<p>The new list comes from research group Newzoo and accounts for revenue estimates in 2015, but doesn't include things like hardware …

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10 best VR apps for Google Cardboard

VR is starting to become a big deal. The proliferation of headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and others have solidified the platform’s popularity. However, none of them can even come close to the affordability of Google Cardboard. Anyone who has managed to pick one up over the …

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The importance of a robust QA process and in-game analytics: rush either and you’ll be sorry

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with XIM Wireless.</i><p>“A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” That quote belonged to legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and other popular Nintendo games. …

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Apple's iPhone Continues To Lose Market Share Month To Month

Kantar’s Worldpanel ComTech reported smartphone market shares in key markets around the globe for March and it shows that Apple’s iPhone continues its monthly decline in most markets and may have topped out in China. In its latest findings Apple’s share in the US, Japan, Great Britain, France and …

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Best resources for Android Game Developers

Android game development can be fun albeit stressful. There are so many resources for game developers. Some resources cater to PC or console games, while others try to cover all game devices.<p>Some resources are therefore more useful to mobile game developers than others, while some resources are …

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Why do AAA devs often hate their jobs? Watch this video.

If you're a AAA-game developer at a big studio with a publisher and a big marketing budget, this video is probably enough to give you cold chills, or at least a knowing nod.<p>This is what it looks like when people who don't understand game development begin asking for things they assume are …

4 quick steps to optimize the ‘ROI’ from game industry events

Working in the mobile and social gaming industry, the one thing you can always count on is that the next big networking event is right around the corner. In the fourth quarter of 2014 alone, we saw at least eight major gaming events in cities such as London, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Paris, and …

Day 1 players of F2P games are much more likely to still be there a year later

If you want a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game to succeed, get those players in the door on the first day.<p>That’s one finding from a F2P MMO study by SuperData Research: The longer a player waits to join — to a point — the less likely they are to stay.<p>“A strong initial launch, fueled …

Newzoo: Southeast Asia’s billion-dollar gaming market to double by 2017

Southeast Asia is one of the fastest-growing regions for gaming thanks to increased adoption of smartphones and movement to cities in countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, and the expansion is not slowing down.<p>Consumers in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam …

Blacklight and Spec Ops developer Zombie Studios shuts down

Seattle-based developer Zombie Studios, the team behind <i>Blacklight: Retribution</i> and creators of the Spec Ops series, announced today that it has closed its doors after more than 20 years of game development.<p>The owners of Zombie Studios say they're retiring and handing off remaining work, including …

How to back up and upgrade your PS4's hard drive - ExtremeTech

How to back up and upgrade your PS4’s hard drive<p>By on April 14, 2016 at 12:24 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. …

PlayStation Network still down for you? This change in your settings may help you get back online

<i>Update: It looks like PSN is back down for a lot of people, and this trick is probably not going to work right now. Read about it here.</i><p>Sony says the PlayStation Network is back up and running, but people all over social media are still complaining about it not working. Well, we may have a …

Watch live-action heartbreak as Hearthstone streamers buy the wrong cards

Blizzard released the first expansion for its digital card game <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i> this week, and some streamers were <i>so excited</i> to dive into <i>Goblins vs. Gnomes</i> that they dropped a bunch of cash and gold ... on the completely wrong cards.<p>A few hasty purchases have resulted in some players …

How game devs can hire the best talent, even without salaries

Nine Dots is a small indie start-up. The studio was founded three years ago, and we're currently a team of seven full-time developers.<p>Here's the catch: until recently, no one was paid a salary in the company. Fellow indie developers and start-up entrepreneurs always ask me the same thing: Where and …

Google offering refunds totaling $19 million for in-app purchases

Apple, Google, and Amazon have all been under fire for their policies on in-app purchases. Many claim that it was too easy to complete these …

League of Legends critics are trying to sell themselves, not fix the game

<i>League of Legends</i> is, by an objective measure, the largest game in the world.<p>It has a monstrous base of players, and those players log into the game often. It's also one of the most spectated games in the world, if not the largest.<p>"Over 32 million fans watched SK Telecom T1 earn the Summoner's Cup …

Women Spend More Time and Money on Mobile Games Than Men

Women also dominate in management, simulation, and solitaire apps.<p>A new study has found that not only do women spend more time and more money on …

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Social casino market shrinks, and game operators shift strategy

Social and mobile casino game operators are facing a shrinking market, as the number of monthly players has shrunk to 85 million from 109 million a year ago, according to market researcher SuperData Research. In response, those companies are shifting away from acquiring more players and instead are …