The Olympics have a rich history, both the Ancient and the Modern games, and today’s Daily Viz from Visual Loop features some infographics that illustrate that history in different dimensions. The first games, the discontinued Olympic events and the longest held athletic records are just some of the facts brought by Ria Novosti, Uniblue, Find Me A Gift, The Telegraph and My Destination.
Well, it’s good to be back here on VizWorld, after a whole month of absence. So, let’s jump right into it. This week we’ll be featuring visualizations about the major sports event of he year: the London 2012 Olympics. Our first selection comes from Airport Parking Quote, designer Charlotte Estelle Littlehales, Sterlingsport, Jonathan Ring and, Discountcoder.com. On a side note, I’d also like to invite you all to visit our new site, Visualoop.com. Hope you like it!
Here’s a surprising move, Sony has just announced a finalized agreement to acquire cloud gaming service Gaikai for a whopping $380Million USD.
With this acquisition, SCE will establish a cloud service and expand its network business by taking full advantage of Gaikai’s revolutionary technology and infrastructure including data centers servicing dozens of countries and key partners around the world.
Personally I still prefer the service of OnLive, but this is a huge step toward acknowledging the power of Cloud Gaming services. I can’t help but expect an upcoming revision of Sony televisions and BluRay players with Gaikai support integrated.
Well, that’s it for this week of Daily Viz from Visual Loop. And also comes to an end this 10-day infographic roundup about the video game Industry. Halo is the last franchise under analysis, with the great help from Visual Economics, Bungie, Game Informer and Cracked and their infographics. On a side note, our daily column will be off for a few weeks, and we expect to return around the second week of July. Until then, enjoy today’s picks!
We continue our trip into ‘videogameland’, here on the Daily Viz from Visual Loop, with one more deep look into some historical franchises. And we start with Split Screen‘s Minecraft versus Team Fortress 2 showdown, followed by Fixr‘s infographic about Tetris. After that, three nice pieces about the one and only Mario, courtesy of Dorkly and Sodahead.
Another edition of the Daily Viz from Visual Loop is out, featuring today the infographics created by Game Front, Raptr, IGN, Game Rant and Ask Mr. Robot. They breakdown some of the most popular gaming titles in recent years, like Mortal Kombat, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Red Dead Redemption, Gears of War and Star Wars: The Old Republic.
One the most successful franchises ever, the first-person shooter video game series Call of Duty is far from being ‘old’, gathering millions of fans across the world. Today’s Daily Viz from Visual Loop goes specially to the fans of this game, and the amazing facts and stats presented here come from the folks at Blog 4 Modern Warfare 3, Broadband Choices, MW3, Milox and Visual.ly.
In this second week of Daily Viz from Visual Loop dedicated to Video Gaming infographics, we will look at some of the major franchises of the industry. So, expect lots of fun facts and curiosities about titles like Super Mario, Call of Duty and many more. Today, we feature the works of Statista, Game Arena, enduro and Game Informer.
Some call it the ‘Console Wars’. But we prefer to look at them as companies that help providing us with endless hours of fun. Nintendo, PlayStation and X-Box compete on a multi-billion dollar business, not to mention the PC Gamers, who are far from being convinced that a console is better. Today’s infographics cover that and a lot more, with the help of Statista, a2Designs, Game Spot and Extreme Tech.