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Is Gamification The Present Day Classical Conditioning - GamerPeer Blog

Is Gamification The Present Day Classical Conditioning - GamerPeer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
Is gamification the present day Classical Conditioning? In this article I will be discussing gamification as game played by psychologists overseen by CEOs.
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A short article I wrote comparing todays #Gamification to Pavlov's "Classical Conditioning."

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Trinket System Overview - GamerPeer Blog

Trinket System Overview - GamerPeer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
The Trinket System has been a part of League of Legends for quite some time now. Let's look at all the trinkets and see which is best.
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A quick summary of League of Legends Trinket System

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A Bold Prediction - eSports Olympics - GamerPeer Blog

A Bold Prediction - eSports Olympics - GamerPeer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
With the increase of events and competitors, I am going to make a bold prediction for future winter Olympics... League of Legends will be the first eSport game (Electronic Sports) to be considered an Olympic event - eSports Olympics.
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Nadeshot Gaming or OpTic Gaming? - Gamer Peer Blog

Nadeshot Gaming or OpTic Gaming? - Gamer Peer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
Last night news broke that Scump and Optic Gaming had something to announce, but that they would wait until today to break it to the public.
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eSport Game Of The Year Award - Gamer Peer Blog

eSport Game Of The Year Award - Gamer Peer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
And the 2013 PC Gamer award for "eSport Game of the year" goes to..."Dota 2!" Please come up and receive your award. Wait what, there are video game awards?
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Sony and Microsoft Are Missing The Bigger Picture

Sony and Microsoft Are Missing The Bigger Picture | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it

An interesting article I wrote after E3 that still pertains even after the release of Microsoft and Sony's "next gen consoles."

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Why Halo Isn't In eSports - Gamer Peer Blog

Why Halo Isn't In eSports - Gamer Peer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
Halo eSports, GamerPeer.com, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo Reach, GamerPeer, Find gamers Halo,
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Find People To Play Call of Duty Ghosts With - Gamer Peer Blog

Find People To Play Call of Duty Ghosts With - Gamer Peer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
Call of Duty Multiplayer, find teams, organize scrimmages, better gaming.
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Warlords Of Draenor Could Be World Of Warcraft's Next Expansion

Warlords Of Draenor Could Be World Of Warcraft's Next Expansion | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it

Blizzard could be gearing up to announce a new World of Warcraft expansion at BlizzCon next weekend. The company filed a trademark for the title Warlords of Draenor in New Zealand and Australia.


Via Guillaume Decugis
GamerPeer's insight:

Blizzard is non stop with the addition of new Expansions.  The only unfortunate aspect of them constantly coming out with new games is that communities and groups are already formed.  WoW gamers have been with their communities for so long that they have almost become families.  

 

Because of this- it is very unfortunate for GamerPeer.com because we want to take the idea of family/teamwork/friendships to every game, including console games.  With that being said, if you are a WoWer and not in a tight group community to play with 24/7, try finding the right gamers using our free software.  We will take the information you provide and match you with the right individuals and gamers that you can build a long term friendship with.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, November 6, 2013 1:08 AM
Can't blame Blizzard for not giving up. Will they take the opportunity to revamp the gameplay and come out with something more creative?
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What Made Titanfall So Impressive At E3

What Made Titanfall So Impressive At E3 | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it

In the middle of E3 earlier this month, the creators of the new game Titanfall posed for a photo in front of a massive statue of one of the giant exo-...


Via Guillaume Decugis
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I am not sure about everyone else, but TitanFall could be absolutely huge for the FPS of eSports.  Of course Call of Duty will always be at the forefront, but what if Ghosts doesn't live up to standards?  With the competitive COD community already up in arms- maybe TitanFall will be the "killer." 

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, August 21, 2013 12:24 PM
Is Titanfall going to reinvent the multiplayer FPS?
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Inside eSports with Jack Gandolfo of GamerPeer - READYUP GAMING

Inside eSports with Jack Gandolfo of GamerPeer - READYUP GAMING | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
ReadyUp Gaming go Inside eSports with Jack Gandolfo, President of GamerPeer.com. GamerPeer.com is an innovative match making websites for video gamers.
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The solution to constantly being matched with trolls/griefers/ragequitters, and a great addition to the eSports community.

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Fable Legends, Kinect game Fighter Within headed to Xbox One ...

Fable Legends, Kinect game Fighter Within headed to Xbox One ... | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
Microsoft is having its big Gamescom 2013 shindig at Cologne, and just announced some new Xbox One game titles. Fable Legends, which our sister site.
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A #fable #kinect #fighter... I'm intrigued.  

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Xbox One game DVR requires Gold subscription - Shacknews

Xbox One game DVR requires Gold subscription - Shacknews | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
Xbox One game DVR requires Gold subscription
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As with Xbox 360, certain features on Xbox One will be exclusive to Live Gold members.
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Titanfall - Microsoft's Huge Bet - GamerPeer Blog

Titanfall - Microsoft's Huge Bet - GamerPeer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
"If it isn't broken, don't fix it." This is an idiom that Microsoft may have forgotten with the upcoming release of the exclusive title "Titanfall."
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Play Games Online & Find Gamers Online to Play with | Play Online with Gamers like you - GamerPeer

Play Games Online & Find Gamers Online to Play with | Play Online with Gamers like you - GamerPeer | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
Now Play Games online with Gamers like you. Gamerpeer uses a patent pending search algorithm to match you with gamers like you. No more searching to find proper gamer match, just one click to find out.
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Why Xbox One's Reputation System Doesn't Work - GamerPeer Blog

Why Xbox One's Reputation System Doesn't Work - GamerPeer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
Am I the only one who isn't buying the hype from Microsoft regarding their "new and advanced matchmaking capabilities with the Xbox One?" They promise that they will find the perfect match and we will no longer be matched with griefers, rage quitters, people who don't speak our language, etc...
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I wrote this article prior to the release of XBox one and amazed at how accurate it was. The "backwards way of thinking" by next generation consoles still limits the online multiplayer experience for all gamers.  

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Counter Logic Gaming's Jungler Unable to Return to the USA - Gamer Peer Blog

Counter Logic Gaming's Jungler Unable to Return to the USA - Gamer Peer Blog | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
Counter Logic Gaming pro player, Marcel 'dexter1' Feldkamp, unable to return to the United States after traveling visa is denied.
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Kind of ironic since the first athletic visa for an eSport professional was given a few weeks ago to a Korean Starcraft player... 

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MLG viewers watched 54m hours of video content in 2013

MLG viewers watched 54m hours of video content in 2013 | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it

Major League Gaming audiences watched more than 54m hours of MLG-produced video content in 2013, the organization has announced.

According to MLG, the figure represents a 262 per cent increase from 2012 and a whopping 1,557 per cent growth from 2010’s total.

 

"MLG's 1,557 percent growth in live video consumption over the last four years is tremendous and we expect that demand to continue as we expand our programming via our new MLG.TV premium video platform in 2014," MLG CEO Sundance DiGiovanni said.

 

"With greater viewership than traditional sports broadcasts online and the recent launch of MLG.TV, MLG is the powerhouse property for advertisers to reach the illusive young male demo."

 

The aforementioned MLG.tv platform launched last month, showcasing eSports events around the world.


Via Chung-wei Kerr - Sam
GamerPeer's insight:

This is mind numbing.  54m hours of MLG-produced video content in 2013.  I recently saw a statistic that shows that there was more content for eSports being watched than the NCAA tournament.  With Silicon Valley producing a revolutionary streaming platform for gamers... these numbers will continue to grow as the ease of streaming and posting video gameplay becomes more accesible.  

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32m watch League of Legends final

32m watch League of Legends final | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it

Over 32m people tuned into to watch the League of Legends World Championship final, Riot has revealed.

At Peak, over 8.5m people watched the event at the same time. It makes it the biggest eSports event in history, and bigger than most 'real' sporting events.

The tournament was held at the Staples Centre on October 4th, 2013.

The firm said in a statement: "Over 32 million fans watched SK Telecom T1 earn the Summoner’s Cup in front of a sold-out Staples Center. At peak, more than 8.5 million fans were watching at the same time. To put those numbers in context, the Season 2 World Championship was watched by 8.2 million fans, with 1.1 million watching at the same time. In short, we’re beyond humbled by your passion for and commitment to League of Legends.”


Via Chung-wei Kerr - Sam
GamerPeer's insight:

What can you say about League of Legends that hasn't already been said.  It is shattering all pc and gaming records, a major catalyst for the rampid growth of eSports and competitive gaming, and somehow able to entertain it's millions of users.  

 

Being one of the 8.2 million fans watching the Summoner's Cup, I can tell you that Riot has done everything right... and is only getting better.  Being the fastest growing sport in the World, "http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/sports/grooming-the-champions-of-the-keyboard.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp ";

League of Legends continues to improve and by the reason why so many business's are rethinking the way they advertise to the toughest demographic. 

 

Doing our part to improve the industry- GamerPeer realizes that there are flaws in League of Legends and video games- the community.  Far to often gamers are randomly matched with undesirable players that ruin the online gaming experience.  During a recent poll, GamerPeer.com discovered that over 33% of solo queue games lead in an unenjoyable experience.  Why, because not everyone enjoys playing support, leading to games with trolls/feeders/and ragequitters.  The way to prevent this is signing up to GamerPeer.com, filling out a profile on how you play, when you play, location, positions you prefer, and have our patent pending algorithms find you the right teammates.  Thank you all in advance for trying our revolutionary service and helping eSports grow.

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Chung-wei Kerr - Sam's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:15 AM

I know I keep harping on about eSports, but these figures are truly mind boggling for a game that was only established 4 years ago. 

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17-year-old 'League of Legends' phenom signs with Team SoloMid

17-year-old 'League of Legends' phenom signs with Team SoloMid | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
European sensation Soren "Bjergsen" Bjerg of Denmark has some big shoes to fill in the world of eSports. 

Via Thomas Faltin
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With eSports gaining popularity, it should come as no surprise that these professional gamers are earning their title (and $'s) as "pros."  For the majority of individuals that are not yet familiar with eSports or professional gaming, think of it as a young NFL, NBA, or even Nascar.  These gamers are being trained at a young age to develop and hone the skills to compete at the top tournaments and earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money as well as sponsorships.  Like the stereotypical athlete, these gamers go through daily training routines to improve their game.   Soren is obviously one of those few "gifted athletes" and we wish him and TSM the best.  Players like him bring and professional organizations like TSM bring in additional money for eSport, and we at GamerPeer.com are happy to be a part of this rapidly expanding industry.  

 

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ALL IN Magazine's curator insight, April 9, 2015 7:54 PM

What 17-year-old eSports player woulnd't want to be on Team SoloMid??? Yea - this kid has it made.  

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Minecraft adding Twitch broadcasting soon

Minecraft adding Twitch broadcasting soon | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it

Today at Minecon 2013, Twitch announced a partnership with Mojang to bring broadcasting functionality to Minecraft. The integration will be coming to PC and Mac versions soon.

 

"Minecraft has struck a very powerful chord with the Twitch community," said Twitch vice president of marketing Matthew DiPietro.

 

"Its constantly escalating popularity illustrates that people love to watch video games outside of the headline grabbing eSports titles. Expect a watershed moment for both players and spectators once the ability to easily broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch goes live."

 

Minecon 2013, Mojang's annual Minecraft convention, has sold out with more than 7,500 attendees this year.


Via Chung-wei Kerr - Sam
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I guess Mojang is eliminating the middle man and going straight to Twitch... Interesting move. 

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Cast WoW spells with your hands - not your keyboard

Cast WoW spells with your hands - not your keyboard | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it

Playing World of Warcraft with GameWAVE Are you ready to take World of Warcraft to the next level? Today developer Uwyn released a custom gesture mapping file for playing WoW with their popular game...


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:31 PM
Not sure how practical this is but playing WoW with gestures looks definitely cool. Nice move by Leap Motion which confirms that one if the main applications for its device is gaming (only thing I've done with it so far).
Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:35 PM

The Leap Motion controller looks more and more like a game controller. And it should. Cracking one application vertical before moving on to the next ones might be key to mainstream adoption. 

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Nissan enters eSports arena with team sponsorship

Nissan enters eSports arena with team sponsorship | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it

This past weekend saw record livestreams on Twitch thanks to Valve Software's The International 3 and its $2.8 million prize pool and Blizzard Entertainment's World Championship Series (WCS) Season 2 Regional Finals. Twitch reported 4.5 million unique viewers in one day on August 11. Over 550 million minutes were watched this past weekend with an average viewing time of over two hours per viewer. These types of numbers are finally attracting mainstream brands. On the heels of American Express launching a Riot Games League of Legends debit card comes Nissan's first foray into eSports.

 

Nissan has partnered with Team Curse League of Legends players for an online campaign to promote the Versa Note through the Your Door To More social video contest, encouraging gamers to create short videos for the chance to win a $1,000 Amazon gift card and have their video appear in a Nissan commercial. Team Curse pro gamers are using their own massive social media outreach to spread the word on this promotion virally.

 

According to Donovan Duncan, vice president of marketing at Curse, the Web giant is doing over a billion page views per month and has 40 million uniques worldwide on Quantcast.

 

"We are reaching on average 10 million viewers on streams each month," said Duncan. "We also reach about 600,000 people through various social media channels. We'll clear over $20 million in revenue this year."


Via Chung-wei Kerr - Sam
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The great thing about this is the industry is only going to get bigger.

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Xbox One no longer requires Kinect, but it'll still come in the box, and ...

Xbox One no longer requires Kinect, but it'll still come in the box, and ... | Video Game Industry News | Scoop.it
In a sad move that sacrifices the last vestiges of its creative vision, Microsoft has backed down on the Xbox ...
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The consumer is always right.  

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