A new report released this week from not-for-profit gaming industry watchdog PC Gaming Alliance announced that PC game sales are, to put it mildly, going through the roof. Over $20 billion in sales were made in 2012 for PC games alone, with no signs of slowing down even though mobile and social gaming are the most popular that they have ever been. Annual growth of the PC game market according to the report was 8%, with more than a billion PC gamers estimated around the world:
This week at GDC, there was some good news from the Facebook games and product teams for developers who integrate Facebook into their apps, including a renewed focus on games, a Developer Center targeted at game developers, and user stats. A few of the more interesting stats announced include:
A recent study conducted by BBC World News and BBC.com released some interesting findings on how people like to consume their content, specifically, news-related items. Among some of the most interesting statistics:
It’s already Week 4 in the Ultimate Coder Challenge: Going Perceptual and our challengers have brought some seriously amazing work to the table at this point in the contest. This is the official halfway point, and progress is only going to accelerate from here.
If you’re a developer searching for a great tool to add to your repertoire, you’ll want to check out Intel's HTML5 Development Environment, an HTML5-based development platform that enables developers to create one code base and port it to multiple platforms. Intel recently purchased the developer tools and build system from appMobi:
Intel® Cluster Checker: The next Generation
The Intel® Cluster Ready team was proud to present a new generation of Intel® Cluster Checker during SC’12. The Intel Cluster Ready team took the feedback from our partners and focused development for the Intel Cluster Checker family on scalability and becoming more user-friendly than ever.