Thanks to Jesse for the heads up!
The award winning and best selling adventure game Beatbuddy is finally making it's debut on Nintendo's Wii U! This Wednesday (5th of August) Beatbuddy will be released in Europe to celebrate the start of gamescom. Later this month the blue buddy will make it's appearance in the USA and other countries.
- 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
- 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
- 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 means it’s a mischievous house spirit that looks like a small person
- wide eyes and a smirk
- 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
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
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.