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THE 10 BEST VIDEO GAME COUPLES EVER (PART 1)

Anyone who argues that video games are filled with senseless violence and lack of genuine emotion simply hasn’t spent enough time playing video games. In fact, they should get more time with controllers on their hands to know that many games are built with heartfelt love stories at their core. Some are cute and romantic, while others are doomed from the beginning in the tradition of Greek tragedy. Either way, the video game romances we listed here are all epic in their own ways.
Read on and enjoy the power of animated love.

Mario and Princess Peach – Nintendo
Ever since ‘Super Mario Bros.’ was published in 1985,  the titular Italian plumber has been trying to rescue and protect Princess Peach from repeated attacks by arch-villain. Bowser is a fire-breathing turtle determined to come between their happiness. The romantic relationship between Mario and the princess of Mushroom Kingdom has been a key content of nearly all versions of the ‘Mario’ spin-off games to date.

You’ve got to respect Mario’s continued devotion and sacrifice, especially since he knows that Peach is destined to be a victim of endless  kidnapping for the rest of her life (or until the franchise decided to end the series). If that’s not love and romance, we don’t know what is.

Master Chief and Cortana
Master Chief and his AI Cortana don’t actually have a traditional romance, but their chemistry is undeniable. They has gone to great lengths to protect each other and their love story blossoms in ‘Halo 4’ when Cortana sacrifices her life to save Master Chief from the destruction of the Didact’s ship.

In a weird way, Cortana’s “death” teaches Master Chief a lesson about keeping one’s humanity during war. And when he grieves the death of his holographic companion, we’re right there with him.

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The Best Harry Potter Games Worth Playing (Part 2)

#3. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
Following the tradition that started with LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, the LEGO-infused series based on the second half of the Harry Potter book series and introduced a collection of new destinations, characters, and an unsurprisingly dark tone that increase with the stories, similar to the film version. It’s hard to keep any sort of serious content when relegated to LEGO bricks, but somehow the developers managed to make it happen —while still remain the same charm of the first LEGO Harry Potter title. There’s no lack of adventures to keep players busy, and plenty of thrilling moments to wade through as well.

#2. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Warner Bros. and Traveller’s Tales cooperate to work their magic on Harry Potter by developing this delightful entry in classic LEGO symbolism. After the first four Harry Potter films, it’s one of the best games based on Harry Potter characters and lore, bringing players to the hub world of Diagon Alley and release them to discover a massive, magical world by finding 167 characters to unlock.

As with many of the other LEGO titles, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 put a lot of emphasis on discovering, puzzle-solving, as well as casting spells. It contains the largest open-world Harry Potter map, making it one of the best path to enjoy life as a Hogwarts student.

#1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The second Harry Potter game ever published also considered the best Harry Potter adventure, in terms of characters, gameline which are filled with pure, unadulterated fun. Players are required to take control of Harry himself while discovering Hogwarts’ secret and its surrounding region, all while attending classes and finishing a variety of challenges. Simple as it is, the game manages to develop intriguing aspects such as a broomstick free-flight mode, and quests based on real events as players would have read in the series.

If you’re expecting to find ways to get closer to the world of Harry Potter, these games are your best ticket to Hogwarts. Enjoy the games although be sure to keep eyes on the Muggles around you every once in a while.

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How Angry Birds broke the limits for mobile games

Rovio’s recovery has been blocked somewhat by the rising costs of user acquisition and marketing, which is more and more relevant to survive the competitive free-to-play market. It must also go through the lengthy process of upgrading the brand itself. The games have been developed to suit the style of the movies, and Rovio has targeted popular audience to keep Angry Birds visible — the most recent example being this year’s launch, Angry Birds Dream Blast. It’s even combined with VR and AR with Isle of Pigs, which reinstating the classic slingshot gameplay in 3D.

Angry Birds in 2009 is quite different to what it is today. In 2016, there were big upgrades in the brand — the birds now are named, can speak with unique voices. Rovio did quite well to evolve and came out to be a fresh and relevant looking brand.

Revenue has also been consistent for Rovio in 2019 despite lacking of growth and lower profitability due to the rising costs of user acquisition. Fortunately, the next hit games are about to come which is Dream Blast, with Sensor Tower data showing it has created $43 million in user spending so far which has coincided with a decline in terms of revenues from Angry Birds 2’s in-app purchases. However, combination of spending of both games is slightly higher than Angry Birds 2 in its best month of October 2019, as it brought about $11.4 million.

Angry Birds took off faster than Rovio could have expected and keeping that momentum has been a challenge. Yet the series continues to prove it’s resilience, being ranked at No.32 in the list of 2019’s most popular games in terms of revenue thanks to its place at No.1 in terms of downloads. The birds’ popularity continues as long as Rovio stay focus on what they are doing and try to be the best at it.

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Richest Video Games Companies (part 3)

Bandai Namco Entertainment – $2.81 billion

Report shows that the Bandai Namco Company had revenue of ¥575.5 billion, equal to $5.04 billion, translated into the gaming subsidiary the sum that they conveyed is $2.81 billion. They developed some of the most popular gaming titles such as the Naruto series, Tekken and Soulcalibur, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the Dark Souls series … all of which brought them lots of financial benefits.

Activision Blizzard – $16.29 Billion

In 2008, Activision and Blizzard Entertainment merged together to become a giant video game powerhouse which they opted for a different tactic of creating strategy adventure games, and introduced LAN multiplayer games with popular games sucj as Call of Duty, Warcraft, and Starcraft.

Sony Computer Entertainment – $17.49 Billion

Sony is known for producing many different entertainment products such as game console, PlayStation, which place the second on the list of items bringing highest revenue, at the same time, maintains a high position in the video game industry. Their online gaming network and games have been competed against Microsoft Studios for years.

Microsoft Studios – $37.2billion

Microsoft Studios is the leading video game corp which is mostly known as the maker of Windows; then Microsoft entered the gaming industry as a newbie. However, since their first move of launching Xbox, they have become a tough competition with Xbox gained continuous success with its games, leaving Sony behind by a huge margin.

The gaming industry is becoming more and more lucrative, having a total revenue of $99.6 billion registered in 2016 with a total of over 2.3 billion active players. As this entertainment sector grows, the companies that produce the games increase considerable their incomes too. The financial information was retrieved from official statements of the company although some of the companies didn’t declare their gaming exclusive income.