Thursday, February 26, 2009

Television watching increases in America

A Nielsen report released Monday said the average American increased his television viewing hours in 2008 by 3.6 percent to 151 hours monthly from 145 hours in 2007.

The rise in viewing was attributed to watching from other technological devices beside the TV set. Watching online video through the Internet increased the viewing habit by three hours, while four hours were spent watching mobile videos on cellphones.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Swiss doctors uncover new gaming related disease

A 12-year-old girl was ordered to stop playing video games for 10 days by her Swiss doctor after it was found that a serious hand infection she was suffering from was caused by excessive gaming. She was found to have big red lesions on her hands.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sony counting on software; Nintendo's new portable

Sony is employing more people than Nintendo and Microsoft combine. Sony is trying to release more exclusives than other competing companies. They are starting out with Killzone 2 to start with. Other anticipated games are God of War 3 and Uncharted:Among Thieves. 

Nintendo is releasing another Nintendo DS. It is called DSi. The portable console will cost $170 which is $40 more than the Nintendo DS Lite Unit.The DSi debuted in Japan in November, and cracked the 1 million-sold mark in less than two months. Its major additions are two cameras — one facing the user, the other facing away — as well as wider screens and improved audio. The real attraction, however, is the DSiWare application that, like Nintendo's WiiWare, will allow players to download games onto the machine.

Marshall's Gaming Company Logo

This is logo design I put together in New Media class. The SKG© stand for Sobou Koa Games©. Sobou means hard and koa means core. Put it together you get HardCore Games.
We are video game company that wants to have a fun and creative feel to it.We chose these fonts to add a creative aspect to it so when our audience looks at our  logo know what to expect.  We put the tagline in red to create a warm,fun, and exciting feel. We contrasted the G in our logo to show that our main focus is games.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sprint Loses over 1 Million Customers

Sprint, the third-largest wireless operator in the U.S., said it lost about 1.3 million subscribers during the fourth quarter. It now has about 49.3 million subscribers. The majority of the losses came from the highly coveted contract-customers, of which Sprint lost about 1.1 million.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Well-Known Blogger, Xu Lai Gets Stabbed in Bejing


Xu Lai, one of China's most famous bloggers, was stabbed while speaking at a bookshop in Beijing on Saturday afternoon. The writer behind 'Pro-State in Flames' was speaking and answering questions at the One Way bookshop when he was attacked by two knife-wielding men who forced him into the bathroom.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Midway Games files for bankruptcy

Midway Games Inc. who is best known for their Mortal Kombat video games filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Midway says that filing stemmed from a change in ownership in late 2008 that led to accelerated buyback requirements related to two classes of debt that the company did not think it could fulfill. Therefore they went into debt.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Toronto contacts the NASA space station

Four college students from Toronto make a radio that is able to contact NASA and talk with them.
Basically they made a phone that calls NASA from a radio. The Toronto were so excited when they first contacted them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February 10.2009

This year in 2009 is the fifth year that Facebook has been around. If you go to they have a slide show on how their layout has change over the pass 5 years. In other news Google Earth has released a new version. There are new features like recording,travel underwater, and go even to outer space. It is big step up from the last update.