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.
The undeniable power of one 70-something-year-old man is now being seen in our video games. Recently released Bernie Sandwiches is a mobile video game based off the viral meme that everyone has seen by now. In case you missed it, early in the Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign, a major news anchor made one simple mistake that went crazy – announced Bernie ‘Sandwiches’ the winner of the New Hampshire Primary. While MSNBC is very prone to airing misinformation and mistake, this is the first time a mistake has become this widespread.
Now, with the popularity of Bernie Sanders only growing stronger, his supporters are getting really creative and bring Sanders into the digital realm. One of the most novel of these ideas is the mobile game Bernie Sandwiches. You get to join Bernie on his run for the President as he visits state caucus and primary after another. Along the way, make sure you keep Bernie’s energy up by munching on delicious sandwiches scattered throughout the country.
The gameplay is a basic endless with a near-side view. Controls are basic and easy to learn. Simply tap once to jump and twice for a double jump. Bernie Sandwiches is free to download and includes a link to visit the actual Bernie Sander for President website. This is a great way to pass the time while you wait for the next Bernie Sanders rally to begin.
The game and developers are no way endorsed by Bernie Sanders. They are just dedicated supporters.
Every year, the leaders in the gaming industry gather at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, to preview and promote upcoming games, gaming apps, hardware, and anything else gaming related. Speculation and rumors about what will be revealed in the press conferences run rampant leading up to E3, and this year is no exception. With E3 happening in just a few weeks (June 12-14), there are more than a few rumblings that there will be news about new consoles coming out, with GameStop being the most vocal about expecting hardware announcements.
Yesterday, GameStop’s COO, Tony Bartel, said during an earnings report that GameStop is expecting console announcements during E3, though he didn’t specify which company the announcements would come from. “We expect E3 to focus on key titles in the back half of the year and console announcements,” he said. Other sources are saying the announcements will be coming from Microsoft, and that they are looking at debuting two new consoles. The first console will be a slimmer, faster, and more powerful version of the Xbox One, and the second console, which wouldn’t be out until late 2017 is the Xbox Scorpio, a new console without much information on it yet.
Of course, nothing is set in stone until we hear it from the companies. E3 will be held in Los Angeles from June 12th through June 14th.
Slyce began in Canada and made its way throughout many parts of America. The concept behind the development of this technology was to increase awareness through visual search. Using this type of platform, allows users to use image and visual recognition to acquire products. The idea of the company began at the end of 2011, and by 2012, is was booming.
This company has allowed the e-commerce industry to expand through recognition and knowledge. Slyce uses multiple formats in order to catch the eye of the consumer or user of the app. The idea is to assist businesses, agencies and consumers with providing a match based on visual images. The system that is used with Slyce, allows these images and matches to be broken down into specific properties.
The approach to create Slyce was due to the desire to share and find items through smartphone technology. The founders of this company, felt that there was a need for integrating shopping and mobile combinations to create an app that has a dual purpose. It increases the revenue of retailers while at the same time provides convenience to consumers.
The process is simple, an image is taken and then matched up with an item from a retailer. This marketing strategy has altered the manner in which consumers and businesses interact. It allows the consumer to shop at their leisure, by simply using visual technology. This app uses the combination of identifying a subject and allowing the user to purchase the item through retailers.
Many companies have jumped on this bandwagon and enlisted the services of Slyce to incorporate their program to direct shoppers to them. By utilizing this technique, it encourages consumers to exercise their right to impulse shop. This innovative program searches through millions of images until a match is found. This allows spur of the moment purchases, which benefit both the retailer and consumer.
Slyce raised millions in revenue when it was merely a startup. Now the idea of product discovery utilizing visual imaging, has gained popularity. Of course, the businesses and retailers that choose to collude with Slyce, need to have their inventory in sync with Slyce’s systematic approach. This will enable the products and items that consumers are searching for, to be found.
As technology advances, so will the format and platform that Slyce uses. The entire team at Slyce work together in order to ensure that the company stays up to date with the changing and advancements in mobile devices.