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Now you can play practically any classic video game ever made, all in your browser


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Remember how excited you were a couple of years ago when Web Watch told you about the ATARI ARCADE website, where you could play any number of classic Atari games online?

How would you like something a little better?  It’s not quite Minecraft, but its pretty darn close.

Atari 2600
Atari 2600
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How much did you pay for your video gaming console system? (Probably too much)


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How many video game consoles have you owned over the years?

If you’re of a certain age, we’ll assume at least one Atari, one Playstation, and one XBox – but there were dozens of other systems that you likely have rotting away in your closet right now.

Intellivion Greatest Hits
Intellivision Greatest Hits
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Top 10 Grossing Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android (July 2014)


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It’s all about the money when it comes to apps. And making money? Well, that’s why we make ’em.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular apps out there – but they are the ones that are raking in the most money – most likely via in-app purchases.  And really, is it any surprise that the majority of these hit money-making apps are games?  No, not really.

Let’s take a look at who’s making the money this month:

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You’ll never guess which video game was named the Best Video Game of All Time!


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When one thinks of VIDEO GAMES, you don’t really think that POPULAR MECHANICS would be considered an authority on the subject.

You’d be wrong.

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Behind the Scenes at The Price is Right


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THE PRICE IS RIGHT is one of those eternal game shows that everybody – and we mean EVERYBODY – loves. It’s been around for years, it’s easy enough for anyone to play (unlike Jeopardy or the Scripps Spelling Bee where we just gasp in awe at a few folks’ brilliance).

And it truly features everyday people on the show.  It’s good family fun all around.

The Price is Right
The Price is Right
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Top 10 Grossing Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android (June 2014)


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We have a new entry on the iPhone list this month of the highest grossing smartphone apps – Family Guy!   And could we finally see a dating app break into the Top Ten?  We’ll have to wait and see…

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50% of mobile gaming revenue comes from 10% of the players


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How much money do mobile game makers take in on their games?

Like Web Watch has told you before, Candy Crush was pulling in around $850,000 a day from just a handful of their users.

But we’ve uncovered a bit more information about how the mobile gaming financial numbers are playing out across the board when all revenues are looked at.

Mobile & Social Game Design: Monetization Methods and Mechanics, Second Edition
Mobile & Social Game Design: Monetization Methods and Mechanics, Second Edition

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How to ALWAYS win Rock Paper Scissors with this perfect strategy


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People love playing Rock Paper Scissors (or the recent development of Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock).

Web Watch has even attended the National RPS CHAMPIONSHIPS in Las Vegas, just to see what it’s all about that makes Roshambo such an incredibly competitive sport.

Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

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Coming soon to a poker table near you: the Poker Shot Clock


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Have you ever played a game with friends – any game, really – where your friends took a ridiculously long time to make their move?

No wonder nobody likes to play Monopoly anymore – if you played by the official rules, the game would be over in an hour.  Web Watch witnessed a Bunko night where the “lead table” decided to stop rolling dice and have a conversation — the other three tables revolted and demanded that the round end after 10 minutes had passed.

Party poopers, it seems.

Poker Ace Portable Tournament Director Timer
Poker Ace Portable Tournament Director Timer

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How much money does Flappy Bird made a day?


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Remember when Web Watch told you HOW MUCH MONEY CANDY CRUSH MAKES PER DAY?

Around $800,000 dollars per day.

Well, there’s a new challenger to the casual game money market, and takes even less skill to play than matching three candies in a row.

Flappy Bird Hints
Flappy Bird Hints

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Top Grossing Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android (Feb 2014)


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It’s a new month, and time to look again at the TOP GROSSING MOBILE APPS on ANDROID and APPLE DEVICES.

And lo!  There’s a change in the rankings.  Can the King be dead?

Dylan's Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life
Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life

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Top Grossing Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android (Dec 2013)


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Let’s take a look at the current list of TOP GROSSING APPS for mobile devices.  Note the large percentage of games on these lists versus other types of apps that could be making money for their developers.

App Empire: Make Money, Have a Life, and Let Technology Work for You
App Empire: Make Money, Have a Life, and Let Technology Work for You

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You have better odds of winning the lottery than you do in winning Scrabble


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If you’ve ever played a game of Scrabble, you probably fall into one of two categories of players:  those that can always figure out a way to play a seven-letter word on a Triple Word Score (and typically win a game by more than 200 points), or you struggle determining where to place an “E” for a 2 point score.

If you fall into the latter group: don’t panic – you’re not alone.  Not everybody can memorize word lists and play any Scrabble word at will.

Scrabble Letter Tiles
Scrabble Letter Tiles

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Competitive Milk Tasting: a how-to guide


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If you’re an aspiring high school student looking for something to either pad your resume with OR if you’re looking for a rewarding career with very limited competition for a job opening (compared to other, more common offerings) – then has Web Watch have an option for you:

COMPETITIVE MILK TASTING

The Sensory Evaluation of Dairy Products
The Sensory Evaluation of Dairy Products

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Casinos earn 50% of their revenue from just 3% of their customers


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Do you consider yourself a gambler?

Some people enjoy heading out to Las Vegas or their local casino area, partaking in some fine dining, a show or two, and maybe take a chance at the tables or slot machines.  For some, that gambling portion of their trip can be an exciting time (check out any craps table around 11pm) or something a bit more depressing (any keno lounge at 3am).

The reasons that people enjoy gambling run almost hand in hand with the reasons that others absolutely despise gambling.  To the latter group, the issue is often “why bother throwing money away? Nobody ever wins.”

And for the most part, they’re right.  Casinos exist solely because the “house always wins”.  If they didn’t, then casinos wouldn’t exist at all. Gambling is a business, and if a business can’t make a profit somewhere along the line, it would cease to exist.

Casino Operations Management
Casino Operations Management

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