Based on the Wiz Kids collectible card games of the same name, the Pirates video game debuted in December [...] The game, which is available as a free download, charges players
for sets of cards. Using this micro-transaction business model, Martins
said the company was averaging $67 per user per month for the Pirates game. Although the number of players is only in the thousands, those players do make a serious commitment to the game.
According to a study by Nickelodeon, 86% of kids ages 8-14 play games online. Today, MTV owned Nickelodeon launches Nicktropolis, a virtual playground for kids.
Wowza, that's a lot of online gamers.
With as many casual game sites as there are, how many of them actually
focus on kids? That’s the idea behind Nicktropolis, Nickelodeon’s new
virtual playground, as it opens its doors today and is gearing up to
entertain. The virtual playground is to feature video, games and chat
geared towards children and offering Nickelodeon branded activities.
With this latest release, Nickelodeon hopes to provide service to
children and young adults in a monitored, safe environment.
Alter Ego is an amazing project by Robbie Cooper, looking at the people behind the avatars. Robbie is a pro photographer, and had been researching avatars and their human counterparts in this project for a good few years now. I've loved his exhibitions - and now you can buy the book.
It looks pretty cool, its got a lenticular cover set into white hard-back. There is one subject per double page, with the avatar on the right, a list of special powers etc and a story in their own words.
Rrrr, lenticulars. Definitely one for my bookshelf, this.
Got your mii already? Want it preserved for hundreds of future generations to admire? "That's great-granma's mii, that is"?
Each one of these is hand-crafted, so in fact you can't just order one up. The artist's time is going to be auctioned off. Fantastically inefficient in today's mass-production world, and also fantastically cool. I love the idea of a hand-scuplted mii: shame I don't have a damn Wii yet (yes, I know, it's on its way).
Get one while 3D printers still don't really exist yet.