The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Yo-Kai Watch - learning the origins behind some Yo-Kai

Whisper

- resembles a traditional ghost
- appears white and billow-y
- amorphous shape
- mischievous, but also something of a guide for players as they learn about Yo-Kai

Dulluma

- based on daruma dolls
- daruma good luck charms come with blank eyes
- fill in one when you set a goal for yourself, then the other when you’ve achieved it
- Dulluma’s eyes are blank, but maybe he’ll still be lucky for people who add him to their team

Walkappa

- aquatic yokai based upon the kappa
- kappa in mythology was a fearsome, river dwelling, beaked creature that loved cucumbers
- kappa had to keep water in a bowl on its head
- If the bowl dried out, the kappa would lose power and possibly die
- Walkappa has a similar bowl-shaped head, and also carries a bottle of water so he’ll never dry out

Zashiki-warashi

- Zashiki-warashi means it’s a mischievous house spirit that looks like a small person
- wide eyes and a smirk

Disney Interactive sees revenue drop in Q3

- revenues for its interactive division dropped $58 million compared to last year
- reached a total of $208 million
- Disney blamed the drop on slowing sales of Disney Infinity

Activision 2nd quarter calendar 2015 results

For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, Activision Blizzard’s GAAP net revenues were $1.04 billion, as compared with $970 million for the second quarter of 2014. On a non-GAAP basis, the company’s net revenues were $759 million, as compared with $658 million for the second quarter of 2014. For the second quarter, GAAP net revenues from digital channels were a Q2 record $569 million and represented a Q2 record 55% of the company’s total revenues. On a non-GAAP basis, net revenues from digital channels were a Q2 record $611 million, growing 27% year-over-year. For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, Activision Blizzard’s GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.29, as compared with $0.28 for the second quarter of 2014. On a non-GAAP basis, the company’s earnings per diluted share were $0.13, as compared with $0.06 for the second quarter of
2014.

Year-to-date non-GAAP revenues and EPS were up 2% and 12%, respectively, year-over-year (13% and 56%, respectively, at constant FXA), given strong engagement and recurring digital monetization trends on our year-round monetizing franchises.

Full report here