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Crowdsourcing Meets New Gamer Nation – PS4, Xbox Give Amazon Biggest Preorder Week Ever

Crowdsourcing Meets New Gamer Nation – PS4, Xbox Give Amazon Biggest Preorder Week Ever | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Amazon announced today that the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One has helped the Amazon Video Games store reach it's biggest preorder week ever.  According to Amazon, last week during peak demand, c...
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This is cool. When we can move money based on preorders our "crowdsourced economy" is doing what it supposed to (limit inventory risks by shipping to pre-determined demand).

The trend is to use the web to sell the IDEA of the good so well you are all but sold out of the actual good before a single hardgood (physical thing) gets shipped.

The more we move toward the Threadless / crowdsoucing / crowdfunding web the better for all concerned since waste is down, money is more efficiently allocated (only against winners) and we sell the digital IDEA of a thing longer and better (sometimes).

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Getting Your Fridge to Play With Your Toaster: Gamification and IoT via @ThingsExpo

Getting Your Fridge to Play With Your Toaster: Gamification and IoT via @ThingsExpo | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Gamification and Internet of Things
May seem counterintuitive to think about games and the Internet of Things. Not so much says this excellent post from this @ThingExpo post. 

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Is this Video Our Hyper-Realty Future? Not so Much...

Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated…
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When The Machines Take Over

The "hyper-reality" shared in this video may be true on some level, but we doubt it. We are and will remain HUMANS and so we will use new tools to search for answers to the big questions - why are we here, where is meaning, value, and truth. 

The part we buy is the seamless integration of things hardly "seamless" today, but every tool is a means to some great end. This video posits a world where tool usage and meaning are the same thing. 

Read Ev Williams, Medium's founder, on why Medium is NOT a publishing tool for more on why we think this crazy, chaotic video has most of our future dead wrong. 

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What is gamification? — The Engagement Blog - HiSocial

What is gamification? — The Engagement Blog - HiSocial | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Introduction We will soon present our gamification platform within HiSocial for websites and fan pages on Facebook, the project on which we have been working

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Great gamification primer. 

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Alan Samuel's curator insight, March 14, 6:49 AM

Great gamification primer. 

Nira Dishi's curator insight, April 3, 5:35 AM

Great gamification primer. 

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, April 4, 1:29 AM

Great gamification primer. 

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.@Kongregate Expands Experimental Games Accelerator

.@Kongregate Expands Experimental Games Accelerator | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Kongregate is expanding its game publishing efforts this week via Launchpad X, a new arm of the Launchpad incubator program it opened last year that will fund development of more 'experimental' games.
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Great to see acceptance of our "crazy guy in the basement" or Quirky.com-like idea for building community around User Generated Content and innovation expanding to game developers. 

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If Your Platform Isn't Mobile You Are DONE via Harper Read from Braintree & PayPal

If Your Platform Isn't Mobile You Are DONE via Harper Read from Braintree & PayPal | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Marty Note On End of Cash
Yeah this post from Harper Reed, Head of Commerce at Braintree is a must read for e-commerce merchants and game creators. We are sharing the post on Contests and Games Revolution because video game developers forget they are connected to the death of cash too.

The death of cash means those who create alternative and fully owned currencies such as Audibles credits or PayPal's ability to give you your own money will thrive in the mobile payment world ahead as this must read post shares.

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10 Of The Best Customizable Video Games - GEEKROOM

10 Of The Best Customizable Video Games - GEEKROOM | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Unleash you inner video game creator with these customizable games.
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Hack Headphones Contest - Only 2 Days Left

Hack Headphones Contest - Only 2 Days Left | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Hack Headphones
When you listen to Dark Side of the Moon you need great headphones. Even great headphones can sound better. Friends at http://www.moon-audio.com  can hack your headphones and they will sound better. 

Only 2 days left to enter Moon's Hack Your Headphones Contest!
http://www.moon-audio.com/hack-headphones-contest  

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Win $1,000 Headphone Hack - Hack Your Headphones Contest via @Moon_Audio

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Win A $1,000 Headphone Hack
Friends +Moon-Audio.com are running a cool Hack Your Headphones contest. Entering the contest is simple. Take a picture of your headphones and music gear and share on your social nets with hashtag #hackheadpones . Questions or if you don't have social nets email info(at)Moon-Audio.com. 

http://www.moon-audio.com/hack-headphones-contest/

Win $1,000 Headphone Hack
Grand prize is a $1,000 #headphones hack by Moon Audio Founder & Silver Dragon audio cable creator +Drew Baird

Short deadline (October 4th), so take a pic and win a better pair of headphones. Drew hacked my +Shure SE846s with Silver Dragon audio cables and WOW what a difference.

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Play Best Online Store Game: Vote For Your Favorite Online Stores

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Best Online Store Game
Play the best online store game. Vote for your favorites and tell us why you love 'em. 

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Gamification: Loyalty By Design via @marigo

Gamification Preso at Mumbai Loyalty Summit (Marty Note)
Rare you find a presentation that places games, game theory and gamification in their Jungian context as Marigo's excellent Loyalty Summit deck does (wish we'd been in Mumbai for the presentation and we've NEVER said that sentence before).

Marigo's market definition is spot on. We might quibble slightly with some of the conclusions and recommendations but only slightly. Well done and well worth the scan through.  

I found and followed Margo's Twitter and would recommend doing so to my IM and CM friends: https://twitter.com/marigo 

Great new voice! 
 

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Ambassador Review Contest

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Coolest Reviewer Contest
Love music? Love gear? You need to enter http://www.Moon-Audio.com's Reviewer Contest.

Share a review of any music you love and you may win the ability to audition the world's coolest audio gear. Want a chance to really HEAR your music? Enter Moon's Reviewer Contest and listen like a pro.





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7 Workforce Trends Impacting IT & Marketing in 2015 - via CIO

7 Workforce Trends Impacting IT & Marketing in 2015 - via CIO | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

As businesses look to finalize their workforce management strategies for the coming year, here are the top 7 issues you'll need to consider for 2015.

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My favorite trend is the CIO/CMO evolution. Love this paragraph:

The CIO/CMO Relationship Continues to Evolve

Through 2015 and beyond, John Reed, Executive Director for Robert Half Technology, says there will be increased collaboration between business' IT and marketing departments. While this collaboration is already happening, the extent of collaboration will only increase in 2015 as businesses work to stay relevant and competitive, says Reed. And that increased collaboration will result in an increased demand for talent, such as the role of digital information officer, that holds both soft and technical skills and can interface with both departments, he says.

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Let's hope this evolution continues along the lines outlined here as the line between Chief Marketing Officers and Chief Information Officers continues to fade.

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Game Apps Sales Soar in December Along With Marketing Costs - VentureBeat

Game Apps Sales Soar in December Along With Marketing Costs - VentureBeat | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
While marketing costs went up in December, the cost of advertising games actually fell.
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Gamification: Winning the Loyalty Game

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The fundamental goal of every loyalty program is to engage the customer. How do you do that? The equation seems ridiculously simple — excitement equals engagement.
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Games vs Loyalty

You may not think of airline miles as a game, but it is. Not all games create, develop or confirm loyalty. Some games are played with the express purpose of being disloyal. 

 

Deal busters, or people who know what brand they want and are pitting one retailer against another to get the best price, aren't very loyal. They are playing their own game and their winning may be your brand, website or company's losing. 

 

Better to understand how to use game mechanics to increase engagement, listening and curation as this post explains. 

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Papa and Education Got A Brand New GAME via 

Papa and Education Got A Brand New GAME via  | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Gamification has tremendous potential in the education space. How can we use it to deliver truly meaningful experiences to students? Learn all about the impact of gaming on education in this infographic.
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Don't be fooled by the title, lots of gamification tips and ideas to steal for biz here 

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FunPlus launches $50 million fund for indie, mobile games

FunPlus launches $50 million fund for indie, mobile games | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Mobile developer and publisher FunPlus today announced a new $50 million fund aimed at indie developers -- primarily, but not exclusively, mobile-focused teams.
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Drone Races 45 MPH Indoors in this SICK Video #toocool

Drone Races 45 MPH Indoors in this SICK Video #toocool | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

It's been a bit since we last saw DARPA's bird-of-prey inspired drone system, but the government's mad science wing hasn't been sitting idle. The Fast Lightweig...

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Wow, you can see the new video game forming here and battling robots is never going to be the same.

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Appify & Gamify One of 5 Super Secret Marketing Trends For '16

Appify & Gamify One of 5 Super Secret Marketing Trends For '16 | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
5 Super Secret Marketing Trends: nowists, share keys to your digital kingdoms, appify and gamify your content and developing blue oceans to win in 2016.
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Hack Headphones Contest - Last Days via @Moon_Audio

Hack Headphones Contest - Last Days via @Moon_Audio | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Friends at http://www.moon-audio.com/hack-headphones-contest are offering a $1,000 headphone hack to the lucky winner of their Hack Your Hadphones Contest. What is a headphones hack? Even the best headphones can sound better with the right cables or other Moon-Audio.com magic. 

LAST DAYS
Contest ends Sunday night, so ENTER today and you may win a $1,000 headphones hack from the team at Moon Audio.

http://www.moon-audio.com/hack-headphones-contest  

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30 Facts About Gamification That Teachers Can't Overlook - Brilliant or Insane

30 Facts About Gamification That Teachers Can't Overlook - Brilliant or Insane | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
30 can't-miss facts about the power of gamification.
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All marketing is teaching and listening now and this infographic has great tips for teachers and marketers on how to do both better. . 

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Top 5 Mobile Games to Avoid at all Costs

Top 5 Mobile Games to Avoid at all Costs | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Are you sick of in-app purchases attempting to empty your pockets? If so you might want to avoid these mobile games - they're among the worst for it...
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Mobile gaming is growing so fast quality is bound to suffer. Here are a few games you can skip as you try the growing herd of others stampeding your way. 

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Ambassador Review Contest Ends Tomorrow - @Moon_Audio

Ambassador Review Contest Ends Tomorrow - @Moon_Audio | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Love music, headphones and the gear we use to hear great music? Enter the Moon-Audio.com Reviewer Contest and your ears say thanks. Last days! Contest ends tomorrow. 

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Music Lover & Gear Ambassador Review Contest via @Moon_Audio

Music Lover & Gear Ambassador Review Contest via @Moon_Audio | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

Love Music? Audio Gear?
Friends at Moon Audio (http://www.Moon-Audio.com) are looking for people who love music and the amazing emerging technology changing the way we hear to write reviews to share their love. Reviewers become "Official Moon Audio Ambassador / Reviewers" and get to audition gear I can't afford (lol).

Moon's Reviewer Contest illustrates a favorite strategy associated with the "New Ecommerce" - ASK. The new ecommerce is about building sustainable online communities in a social / mobile / connected time. Building sustainable community means listen more than you talk and ASKING for help.

Moon is lucky. Music and technology lovers love to share. Moon is not alone. No matter what industry you are in there are Ambassadors wiling to help...if you ask. Why? Marketing guru Faith Popcorn said it best:

"People don't BUY brands, they JOIN them".

If you love music and the cool gear we use to make it sound amazing you need to "audition" to become a  Moon Audio's Reviewer. Here is where you can find out more and enter the contest:
http://www.moon-audio.com/ambassador-review-contest

Deadline is March 15th, but I wouldn't wait until the last minute rush. If my friends at Moon Audio love your review you might be audition equipment tomorrow :). Marty

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Why Web Marketers Are Becoming Game Developers...Because Games WORK & ENGAGE

Why Web Marketers Are Becoming Game Developers...Because Games WORK & ENGAGE | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it

The web + mobile + social means we are all about to be game developers. Those environments are so GAME FRIENDLY and game content so engaging in or out of the organization becoming game developers is in all our futures.

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