News Article 9 – Assassins Creed III Fun or not?

Part A:

Headlines: Assassin’s Creed III Has Vast Ambitions, but struggles with fun

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/gaming/game-reviews/assassins-creed-iii-has-vast-ambition-but-struggles-with-fun/article4871654/

Part B:

Summary

                Ubisoft yet again created another awesome Assassin Creeds Game the fourth in the series. The sales have beaten all old records of their older versions of the game but does it live up to be fun? The game is like a virtual world of assassins and more realistic than ever, the game uses fighting, gore, dancing, drugs, even sex, but does this mean it’s too realistic to be fun. Yes, this game is focused too much on the story of assassin rather than being able to play it freely like the older series. However this has not affected the sales and this game is still being rated higher than other games. So it is worth the money to buy it.

How is this related to technology?

This is related to technology because it’s a game.

Part C:

Stakeholders

Ubisoft (positively) – this good has received good reviews so it will make lot of money from sales

Activision (negatively) – because if the reviews are more better than Black Ops 2 they will not make enough sales

Bungee ( negatively) – if Halo 4 does not make good sales then thay might not make profit

Ps3 (positively) – because to play the game they will buy ps3 so it will benefit Sony

Xbox (positively) – because to play the game they will have to buy Xbox ans that will benefit Microsoft

Part D:

Reflection

Would you buy this game?

Yes, because the reviews have been awesome, and the previous series were really fun to play.

Do you think the series will keep growing?

Do you think this game is going to be fun or no?

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News Article 8- Ces Paper Tablet

Part A:

Headlines: CES 2013: Canadian researchers team up with Intel and Plastic Logic to create ‘paper tablet’

Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/01/07/ces-2013-canadian-researchers-team-up-with-intel-and-plastic-logic-to-create-paper-tablet/

Part B:

Summary

                At the international event CES being held in Las Vegas where one of the biggest companies come and introduce their upcoming technologies. Intel, Plastic Logic, and Canadian researchers came together and developed a new item called paper tablet. The users have said that this tablet will revolutionize the new generation of tablets. These paper thin made tablets easily let you transfer files from other tablets by just tapping them together. You can easily open Pdf files that aren’t big enough to display the entire file by placing them together on the side of each tablet. These tablets are very flexible and are designed to be bended because most of the functions require you to fold the tablet so you can turn pages, forward.

How is this related to technology?

It is related to technology because a tablet is technology.

Part C:

Stakeholders

Apple (positive) – since apple is already dominating the sales profit from making just tablets, they won’t have any competition and this will just inspire them to make better products.

Market (positive) – because this is the most portable tablet yet because of the ability to fold it and, making it display more than on a usual tablet

Dell (negative) – because their tablet is sold at a much higher and is still not being compared to iPad

Microsoft (negative) – because its supplying the new windows 8 on the dell tablet

Acer (negative) – because they are not making many sales and a new tablet that beats what they are making is harder to beat

Part D:

Reflection

Would you buy this Tablet?

Yes, I would because it can be all put together to make a bigger visual display without having to zoom out.

Do you think this will affect the new tablets that are coming out now?

Is this tablet going to change the feature of tablets because of its ways to fold and the feature of transferring something from on tablet to another by just touching two of them together?

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News Aticle 7 – Far Cry Series Best Offer

Part A:

Headline: GameStop selling Far Cry, Far Cry 2 and Far Cry 3 for under a fiver

Link: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-12-17-gamestop-selling-far-cry-far-cry-2-and-far-cry-3-for-under-a-fiver

Part B:

Summary

                The new released game Far Cry 3 has revoked the world and has broken all sales in the pc gaming becoming the most downloaded game for pc. And is now selling all 3 games for just less than 5 pounds. This is the greatest deal GameStop has ever presented and is now benefiting them hugely because of the sales. Originally Far Cry 3 is supposed to be sold at a fix price of 54.98 pounds but is now selling all three games from the series for just 5 pounds. This is either a mistake by GameStop or some sort of awesome way to make money.

How is this related to technology?

It is related to technology since it’s a video game.

Part C:

Stakeholders

Activision (negative) – because this deal is making Far Cry 3 more playable and is less than quarter of the price all the other games are being sold at

Bungee (negative) – because Halo 4 is only playable for one console where Far Cry is available for all stations including pc

Sony (positive) – because the price is so low they gain from people buying Far Cry 3 and playing it on their console ps3

Government (positive) – can add more tax since it being sold so much

Ubisoft (both) – if a lot of people buy the game they benefit but if they sell at suck a low price but don’t get too much sales then at lost

Part D:

Reflection

Would you buy this game?

Yes, because it has received a lot of good reviews, and a lot of sales on just pc alone.

Do you think this is a good decision by Ubisoft and GameStop to sell at such a low price?

Have you ever seen a deal like this before?

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News Article 6 – Top 10 Google Doodles

Part A:

Headline: The top 10 Google Doodles of 2012

Link: http://www.thestar.com/living/technology/article/1300266–the-top-10-google-doodles-of-2012

Part B:

Summary

When people look at a search engine they don’t see anything that enlightens them, they just use it to find what they’re looking for and not actually care to think about the search engine. But the multi-billion dollar company Google enlightens people before they got search for whatever they want. Google has made hundreds of Google doodles to commemorate controversial figures and important dates to remind people of history and provide a little knowledge. The top 10 Google doodles really impressed the world with their unique art or their playable tunes or surprises. 1st Google cooked up a doodle for Julia Child. 2nd a playable doodle to celebrate Robert Moog’s 78th birthday while playing some tunes. 3rd Google created a little playable scene for Star Trek 46th. 4th Google made a complex doodle that included 12 interactive programming puzzles for Alan Turing’s 100th birthday. 5th a doodle that has pull down panels, that was made in honour of the 107th anniversary of little nemo in slumberland. 6th Google made an interesting sepia-toned art piece to remember Charles Dickens. 7th Google made an interactive Halloween theme doodle that had a surprise between each door. 8th To honour earth day Google planted their name into the ground with flowers. 9th a simple doodle was made to remember Heinrich Rudolph Hertz, which was made out of waves. 10th an art piece of the brave Amelia Earhart 115th birthday as she climbs into the plane’s cockpit.

How is this related to technology?

Google is a search engine which is a piece of technology.

Part C:

Stakeholders

Google (positive) – attracts more attention

Nexus (Positive) – Google can advertise their products

Apple (positive) – if they make a deal and ads with Google’s website

Bing (negative) – if they can’t provide a fun way to search the web

Yahoo (negative) – if they can’t enlighten people by using their search web

Part D:

Reflection

Would you use any other search engine other than Google’s?

No, because I can easily navigate around the web with Google and already have some experience using other web engines that are not as good.

If Google didn’t give you the right results or always took u astray but would sometimes provide u with answers would u still use Google?

Do you think Google’s search engine would get more popular if they were to remove the ads and such?

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News Article 5 – iPad mini sells 3 million copies

Part A:

Headlines

Apple sells three million iPads in three days

Source:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/9656662/Apple-sells-three-million-iPads-in-three-days.html

Part B:

Summary

The billion dollar company “apple” has hit another gold mine. The new release of iPad mini struck little interest in people at the conference, but in the last three days they have sold three million of them. Lately the apple products like the iPod 5 gen and the iPad 3 gen with wireless sold 1.5 million copies while the iPad mini sold 3 million in three days. The iPad mini has 5 cm less than the regular iPad has 25 cm.

How is this related to technology?

This is related to technology since the iPad mini is an example of technology.

Part C:

Stakeholders

Apple (positive) – because it already made so much money in three days then it will continue to profit

Google (both) – iOs will profit Google but their tablet will not sell so much

RIM (negative) – if they can’t sell their tablet as much as apple may not make any sale or get any popularity

Samsung (negative) – if they can’t sell enough to match apple’s sales then not a lot of profit

ASUS (negative) – if they can’t compete with apple’s sales

Microsoft (negative) – because windows 7 runs on the ASUS tablets and if they don’t sell no profit for them

Part D:

Reflection

Do you think that apple will keep up with their sale even after Jobs died?

Yes, because I don’t think their items will drop because it amuses people because of the shape and the new technology that they’re coming up with.

Would you buy the new iPad mini even thought it’s just inches smaller than the real iPad?

Do you think making the iPad mini was a mistake from apple since it’s just a replica?

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News Article 4- Black Ops 2 Leads

Part A:

Headline: Black Ops 2 leads Halo 4 in November’s US sales chart

Link: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/382487/black-ops-2-leads-halo-4-in-novembers-us-sales-chart/

Part B:

Summary

Black Ops 2 outsells all games in November to December, even beating Halo 4. Black ops 2 sold more than 1 billion copies in just 15 days, while it was released on all platforms, Halo 4 was exclusive only to Xbox but still had the second number of sales compared to all games released this November. Halo 4 sold 220 million copies on just the first day. 1st Black Ops 2 2nd Halo 4 3rd Assassin’s Creed 3 4th Just Dance 4 5th Madden NFL 13.

How is this related to technology?

It’s related to technology because Black Ops 2 is a game which is considered technology.

Part C:

Stakeholders

Activision (positive) – It made the game

Bungee (negative) – they made halo 4 and if it doesn’t sell a lot they don’t make money

Ps3 (Positive) – If Black Ops sells more they might get more customers

Xbox- (Both) – They make money either way

Sony (positive) – since they own ps3

Part D:

Reflection

Do you think this series of Activision keep on growing?

Yes, because their sales have been increasing since 2009, release of MW2 and I don’t think it will just drop so suddenly after making it worldwide.

Would you buy the top 5 games?

Would you buy a station that runs both Halo and Black Ops 2 or just one?

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News Article 3 Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Zombie Overview

Part A:

Headlines

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Zombie Overview: Three different ways to survive

Source:

http://gamingbolt.com/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-zombies-overview-three-different-ways-to-survive

Part B:

Summary

This news article is about the upcoming game Black Ops 2 and what kind of features are we going to get in the mode Zombies. The game developers are the multimillion-dollar company Treyarch. There are three kinds of game modes in this game; Tranzit, Grief, Survival. Tranzit features 1-4 co-op players with a fairly huge map to play on, where everything except the bus you’re traveling on works, and it occasionally stops at some spots, but the zombies get a free ride. Grief features you and your team against 4 other players to see who can get the most points, kills, and who can survive the longest. Survival features 1-4 co-op players where the map I bigger than tranzit and is just plain old survival mode to see who can survive for the longest. Black Ops 2 is being released on November 13th on stations PC, Ps3, Xbox.

How is this related to technology?

This is related to technology because the game itself is a piece of technology.

Pact C:

Stakeholders

  • Halo 4 (Negatively) Since Mw3 the last game produced about $400 million only in Europe alone making it the biggest entertainment launch of all time.
  • Ps3 (Positively) Affected positively because if people want to play the game they have to buy the console.
  • Xbox360 (Positively) Positively since they want to buy the game they have to first purchase the console.
  • Medal of Honor (Negatively) Since its competing with one of the biggest games in history.
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 (Negatively) Since Black Ops 2 is fps (First Person Shooter Game) and this game is more old age.

Part D:

Do you think this game will make reasonable sales just like its previous sequels?

Yes, since its previous sequels have been very affective in the gaming world and they predict that there sales are going to be increased by three times.

Would you buy this game?

Yes, because I have bought and played the series from when I was 5 starting from call of duty 2.

Do you think this game will make reasonable sales just like its previous sequels?

Would you buy this game?

Do you think zombies game mode is going to be as up to level with the past game?

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