Entrepreneurs that expose themselves to the online world place themselves at a high risk for a lot of criticism. Building a solid reputation takes time and determination. When someone threatens that hard earned reputation it is important to stay focused. By staying focused entrepreneurs ensure that their customers and followers do not begin to question their integrity. Sometimes it is best to let your work speak for itself. The following is a list of tips that can help businesses maintain a good online reputation.
Do Not Fight Fire With Fire
Sometimes our natural reaction is to retaliate against those that we believe have harmed us. While this approach may work sometimes it is not always the wisest choice. As a professional it is important to maintain composure and never resort to mud slinging with an opponent. It is always better to ignore negativity and focus on the positive.
Stay Loyal To Your Customers
Whenever negativity strikes it is important to remember your customers. When your customers get weary give them assurance that you will continue to provide them with the best service despite any negativity that may be taking place. By maintaining a level of professionalism your customers will respect your business and continue to support you.
Maintain Your Focus
Most times when negativity strikes people tend to get off balance and forget their purpose. Negativity can lead to anxiety. A successful businessperson will keep focused instead of buckling under pressure and giving in to anxiety. If you follow these tips your business will be in a better position to handle any negative situation.
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On April 12, 2012, Candy Crush was born. Somehow, the lollipop flowers and chocolate trees managed to get millions of people hooked on, and the trend doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon either. With over 90 million people playing the sugary puzzle game every day, it comes to no surprise that Candy Crush is easily one of the reigning queens of the gaming world. However, despite all of the sweet success, Candy Crush has one vital flaw preventing the company from earning more milk money.
Upselling is described as the process of attempting to influence the client to buy some extra bonuses or upgrades, usually for a not-surprisingly high price. While this technique is great for utilizing profits in real life, such as credit card companies or hotel corporations, upselling has turned into a major jawbreaker for Candy Crush. After all, who’s willing to shell out a couple of real life dollars for a small booster pack of assorted in-game treats?
In order to see if people didn’t fall for upselling because of the ridiculously high prices or if Candy Crush’s players did, indeed, have common sense, researchers at the University of Chicago offered extremely pleasing 70 percent discounts for Candy Crush booster packs to 14 million players. However, despite the tempting offer, Candy Crush failed to make any noticeable profit.
Based on the results, it’s safe to say that most of us have enough common sense to have a sweet time playing Candy Crush without giving up any real life dough.
In recent Twitter posts, Microsoft leaders confirmed the development of disabled, or wheelchair-bound, avatars and early screenshots of what the new avatars might look like.
After an Xbox fan tweeted Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer, suggesting maybe he would start a petition to encourage Microsoft to include more diversity in its avatars. Spencer tweeted back quickly that no petition was needed, and that developments were already underway and would be released soon.
The next day, Mike Ybarra, an engineering lead for the company, tweeted pictures of the initial concepts that showed avatars in Microsoft-branded wheelchairs. The images show a male and female avatar in the wheelchairs, and immediately sparked further conversation about facial feature design expected to be released concurrently with the new avatars.
The current versions of avatars were released in 2015, when many games began allowing (or requiring) an in-game representation of the player. Avatars allow the player to create an in-game representation that is designed to be similar to the player’s physical appearance (though, certainly, players are under no obligation to create an avatar’s image based on their own). With this in mind, it has been frustrating for wheelchair-bound players who have not always felt represented.
Fortunately, the new avatars are expected to be released with the August updates Microsoft has already announced, and players look forward to seeing the many changes and options that will be available.
In 1996, the world was taken by storm at the sight of a cute little mouse that could shoot electricity out of its body. And thus, marked the beginning of Pokemon, Nintendo’s second most lucrative game series. over 20 years later, Pokemon still hasn’t left the hearts of many. With the vast majority of the population in first world countries having access to smartphones, Pokemon continues to surprise us with the introduction of its newest installment, the mobile app Pokemon Go.
In this game, IOS and Android can finally live their dreams of becoming a Pokemon master. One of the most unique aspects about this game is that it’s one of the few games not limited to XBox Live or the Wii series that require you to exercise in order to succeed. You, the Pokemon trainer, uses the app as a sort of inter dimensional mirror, which allows a person to walk to a variety of locations in the real world, hoping that it will lead them to catching a Pokemon.
However, the societal, trendy game has also caused led to some hilarious situations. In Australia, the police issued a warning after one too many people tried walking into the police station in order to catch a sandshrew. As a further reminder, people have also been warned to look both ways while crossing the street, since the glue-eyed habits of thousands of new Pokemon trainers have caused more than one angry driver that had to stop in the middle of the road.
The biggest story in American politics this year is the rise to the top of one Senator Bernie Sanders. From out of nowhere, Bernie has taken the country by storm through heartfelt passion for the American people and a bringer of facts. Now, fans can continue to cheer Bernie Sanders on as he takes on the gaming world.
More than a decade ago, Bernie Sanders began running for the U.S. Senate. To help get him elected, a web-based browser game was released called Bernie Arcade. In this basic web game, you control Bernie as he flies a plane through the sky. Score points by destroying enemies such as the Extreme Right Wing, Fat Cats, and Musdlingers. Snag fact sheets to help spread truth and score even more points. This one has not been updated since 2006, but one has to wonder why not.
For something that is a little more recent, head to your mobile app shop and download Bernie Sandwiches for free. This game is based off a viral meme of the same name that circulated the net a while back. In Bernie Sandwiches, you play as Bernie Sanders as he makes his way through Democratic Primaries collecting sandwiches.
Now, we look to the future of gaming with a recent Kickstarter campaign that more than met it’s goal. Bernie’s Journey is a role-playing game along the lines of Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior. Help Bernie defeat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump while saving the world.
In the year 2007, the creators of Sega and Nintendo had the brilliant idea of combining characters from two of the most lovable, kid friendly universes to create the “Mario and Sonic Olympic Games” series. Since then, the franchise has boasted an additional three more games under their belt. However, with the ever looming approach of the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Sega and Nintendo have produced yet another game, “Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Games,” and it looks like one of the best ones to date.
Now, with the newest installment, players can expect to see a plethora of characters most video game fans have even heard of before, such as Ludwig Von Koopa, one of Bowser’s many sons, and Cream, Yoshi’s ever so forgettable love interest.
According to many players, people have taken a absurd interest towards the game because of the wide variety of sports you can do, such as the javelin toss and gymnastics. As a plus, there aren’t many things capable of making you laugh more after watching overweight characters such as Dr. Eggman perfectly execute that triple jump.
Another quality most fans enjoy about the game is the sheer simplicity of it all. No quests, specific routes to follow, just choose your character and jump, swim, and run your way to becoming the champion of the 2016 Rio Olympics. After all, there’s nothing quite like beating the snot out of an 800 pound gorilla in boxing after a hard day of school or work.
The first update for Doom was released afew days ago and people are genuinely impressed. Doom is a legendary franchise that defined an entire genre of gaming and fans are shocked to see that Doom continues to innovate.
The new update includes a photo mode, which allows players to take high resolution images and videos and post them on social media. People are doing a lot of amazing things with the photo mode.
Japanese players in particular are creating a lot of stunning images. Some are using the slow motion option to create bullet time Matrix-style vignettes set to operatic music complete with frozen explosions.
The original Doom was a landmark game that popularized and defined what a first person shooter is. It had a multi-player online mode that required users to dial each other up with a modem. I spent many an evening doing just that, and it worked shockingly well.
Perhaps the biggest innovation was in the some of the gameplay concepts. The gun selection was staggering for the time. The BFG continues to shock and awe to this day, as people are now 3d printing models of the BFG.
Doom allowed the player to approach a situation any way they saw fit. Explosive barrels were placed in strategic locations and secret doors were everywhere. A clever player could even get the creatures to kill each other.
It is fascinating to see that Doom and id Software continue to innovate. More updates are on the way and fans eagerly wait to see what other ideas they have up their sleeve.
It turns out, the most annoying video games can also be the most fun. Huffington Post recently posted a story talking about the newest video games in summer, and how the most annoying ones are their favorite for some ironic reason, and it made me think about the video games I played growing up 10 or 15 years ago.
I loved playing Grand Theft Auto, a game that ended up having several iterations over the course of its continually successful franchise run, but I played the original games. I loved it, and I was really good at the games too. I knew I never wanted to do anything bad in real life, so being a little rebel on a video game was a cool way for me to express myself. I also developed a strong love of cars partially from playing Grand Theft Auto, which had cool visuals of classic American muscle cars as well as contemporary, popular cars and modern sports cars as well. That was a great game.
Most often, I loved playing sports games. Whether it was basketball, tennis, motocross, wrestling, or hunting, I loved playing video games that were about sports in any form. They had great graphics and featured many of the same names I watched in games on TV. These were the games I discovered so much of my identity in.
What video games did you play, and what video games do you play today if you still do?
Huffington Post recently reported on the story of a charity, “Stack-Up.org,” sending video games to troops in hopes of lifting their spirits. They say the video games bring peace, not war, to troops and provide them a simple opportunity to have fun and take their minds off of the war for a few minutes at least.
This is a really cool charity, and the video game community should come together to support it and others looking to send technology and video games to our troops overseas. It may sound ridiculous, but people already send magazines, books, and other non-essential entertainment items, so why not come together as a community to send our type of fun to troops stationed overseas?
If companies put a 5% tax on products to fund a program that sent free video games at wholesale prices to troops stationed overseas in addition to potentially veterans,we could make $50,000 off of the sale of 25,000 moderately priced video games. That’s not much, but it’s a lot of money for video games, and could do a lot to improve the morale of soldiers serving our country. If companies didn’t want to do that, we could create charity drives, charity tournaments, business donation drives, and other initiatives to raise money and awareness to support video games being sent to our troops simply because they deserve it.
Because soldiers deserve fun too.
Recently, Huffington Post reported on a video showing the evolution of the video game controller. If you haven’t seen this, check out today’s must see video.
When you thin about video games and how they’ve developed since Pong and Atari, it’s difficult to imagine that just between the past 15 years and today, there has been more progress in video game technology than from the first video games to 15 years ago. Video games are getting better, and the rate at which they’re getting better is getting faster itself. What that means for the average video game consumer is that if they were to expect one full upgrade in a product in 12 months, they might be able to expect the next upgrade after that in 11 months, and so on and so forth. Technology is literally moving that quickly.
Even if you didn’t live far back enough into the 70s to remember Pong and Atari, you have to remember the Nintendo 64. Remember having to blow on the bottom of the video games, hitting it to take dust particles out of it and make it work? Those were the days…but they were really only ten years ago. We have completely changed how we are entertained by video games in a matter of years by increasing video quality, creating shared networks, and allowing for play on multiple devices.
So much progress for video games having to be played with a stick controller 35 years ago.