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Hot Book Series Trends: Who Cares?

August 2, 2012  

Mega-hit book series like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter have captivated American readers with their riveting plots, unique characters, and fantastic worlds. And for book lovers who missed out, there are some feelings of regret between the pages. For American readers, not …

Who Will D-Cide the Future of 3D?

May 28, 2010  

Since the concept of a 3D television was first shared with the world, consumers have been wondering when content will catch up to the technology.  In other words, when will we start seeing 3D movies, games, and our favorite programs broadcast in 3D?  While several movies ha …

Checking Out “Check-Ins”

May 27, 2010  

The concept for games like these is unique in that it combines real-world experiences and local flair with mobile technology.  For example, iSpyApp enables a player to take a picture of something in a city, such as a statue, and upload it to the game.  From that point, othe …

Game On!

May 17, 2010  

June 15, 2010 will be an important day in Los Angeles, California.  No, this is not the date of the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA Championship victory parade (though check back again in a few weeks on that).  This is a day that gamers and developers look forward to each yea …

Are Consumers Ready for Another “D”?

May 4, 2010  

As 3D televisions hit the market, many are wondering how fast this new technology will enter our lives.  ESPN has announced that it will launch the world’s first all-3D television network, ESPN 3D, in June.  It will air the opening game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup from …

Better Ways to Understand the Consumer Crossroad

April 16, 2010  

Several market research firms have released studies claiming that consumers are ready to start spending again.  According to them, while the economy may still be struggling, things are headed in the right direction…which means expected increases in consumer spending. These …

Kids Poll: Hoops More Likely Than Honor Roll

September 29, 2009  

Have you wept for the future yet today? No? Then read this: AMERICAN KIDS THINK THEY’RE MORE LIKELY TO BECOME FAMOUS THAN TO USE MATH AS ADULTS. A study that Wakefield conducted on behalf of Nintendo’s Personal Trainer: Math found that more than one in five (21%) …

Drawing the Line on Videogame Realism – A Humorous Take on This

September 18, 2009  

The Onion recently featured a humorous satire – World of World of Warcraft – which allows gamers to play an RPG videogame of a videogamer playing a video game. The clip is good for a laugh – no doubt.  But it also touches on an interesting trend regarding g …

Will Technology Replace Teachers?

September 16, 2009  

The LA Times recently wrote about the University of Houston’s program offering credit for a P.E. class based on Nintendo’s Wii Fit.  No doubt some parents are concerned that their tuition dollars are going to video gaming. The New York Times published a piece tod …

Wakefield Interview: Everything Good is Bad For You

June 23, 2009  

I hope everything in this article is true. Wakefield senior director Paul Bragan was recently interviewed by Elle magazine on the subject of guilty pleasures that can actually benefit you. Paul was asked to comment on the benefits of playing video games. An excerpt from the a …