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Posts tagged “graphs”

Ready, Dataset, CS:GO: Valve Track Balance Of New Maps

Let's imagine that my time here at RPS thus far can be split into The Wire-style themed television seasons. The first season was all about FIFA and Football Manager and foot-to-ball related things. This second season is all about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It's not my fault; I just find it really interesting. The latest post on the official CS: GO blog details how Valve record…

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Feature: Graphs reduce happiness

Study Finds Violent Games Reduce Violence – Hmmmm

Polygon reports news of a study mentioned in the New York Times that says it demonstrates the rise in sales of violent videogames does not cause a spike in the rates of violent youth crime. In fact, they say, it may even lower it. Hurrah! you might cry. But let's stop and do some science.

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Nielsen Study: Majority PC Gamers Female, Solitary

Update: Now with new Nielsen figures on hardcore PC gaming below. Nielsen's latest gaming data has been published in the form of The State of the Video Gamer (pdf). Gathering PC gaming data from the "Nielsen MegaPanel", more than 185,000 PCs were tracked by their system in the US. The findings include that "PC gaming is alive and well," showing growth, and that females aged…

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The Year In Graphs

Stats about games about stats: what finer way to ring in the new year? GamerDNA and Massively have shoved up some end-of-year research detailing the trending and state of play of the major MMOs, as documented by monitoring X-Fire. Not a perfect sample perhaps, but certainly a reputable one. More importantly, they have graphs! I love a graph, me. Well worth a nose at their…

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Yes, More WoW Stats

What would the world be like without graphs? Bleak, I dare say. They are like the rainbows of mathematics... So imagine my delight when I discovered a blog dedicated to not simply graphs, but graphs about World Of Warcraft. Look at this beauty, which charts PVP Rank against faction. Cor. This graph shows that "The Alliance-Horde imbalance (2:1 in our sample) makes it easier for…

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Nerfs Graphed

While perusing the bazaar of the gaming bizarre over at the eminent GameSetWatch, I happened upon a link to the optimistically named We Can Fix That With Data. To my delight, the site offers an analysis of buffs and nerfs of character classes in World Of Warcraft. And there's a graph: Actually, there are loads of graphs. Better still, the comments offer some insight into…

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Eve Online Economic Report (#1)

I should have mentioned this yesterday, but CCP's full time economist, Dr. Eyjo "DrEyoG" Gudmundsson, has published Eve Online's first financial report. In it he examines the mineral trade, which is the backbone of all Eve's production and manufacturing stuff. The Doc explains: This first Econ Dev Blog (EDB) has given a descriptive overview of the major trends for the market of minerals in EVE.…

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