*最令人上瘾的游戏：《Knights & Dragons》(Gree)
*最佳电影游戏：《The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth》 (Kabam)
2）据venturebeat报道，Glu Mobile日前宣布手机游戏《Deer Hunter 2014》下载量已经超过4000万次，玩家已经在其中射击300多亿次，猎杀了无数的麋鹿、山羊等动物。
据该公司首席执行官Niccolo Dde Masi所称，这系列游戏年收益约5000万美元。
4）据gamesbrief报道，Rovio最近推出的新游戏《Angry Birds Go!》发布首天即晋升至App Store免费应用榜单第二名，在收益榜单则位列第20名。
1）Google Play holds its first annual Players’ Choice Awards for best apps and games
YouTube isn’t the only Google product capable of looking back fondly on a year’s worth of content. The people in charge of Google Play are doing something similar for the most popular games and apps on the Android market.
Google held the first annual Players’ Choice Awards to recognize the standout games and apps on the service. Google Play is the primary store for Android smartphone and tablet owners to download games for their devices.
To celebrate the end of 2013, the company had its customers vote to determine the most addictive title, the best movie-licensed title, and more on Google Play. Check out all the winners:
Most addictive game: Knights & Dragons (Gree)
Best franchise game: Bejeweled Blitz (Electronic Arts)
Best game based on a movie: The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth (Kabam)
Best app for enhancing the everyday: Duolingo: Learn Languages Free (Duolingo)
Best app for booking and buying: Flixster (Flixster, Inc.)
Best Google app: YouTube (Google)（source：venturebeat）
2）Glu Mobile’s Deer Hunter 2014: 40M downloads, 9.8B animals killed
It’s a funny thing to celebrate during a season of good cheer, but Glu Mobile said today that 9,830,162,858 animals have been killed in Deer Hunter 2014.
Those are virtual animals, of course. Glu is really celebrating the fact that Deer Hunter 2014 has been successful, with more than 40 million downloads on mobile platforms. Hunters have fired more than 30 billion shots and killed the aforesaid number of animals. The top animal killed: the deer, coming in at 1,621,558,834. Sheep were close behind at 1,423,856,527. About 13,000 years have been collectively spent playing the game.
Deer Hunter 2014 is something like a $50 million-a-year game for San Francisco-based Glu, according to chief executive Niccolo de Masi.（source：venturebeat）
3）November digital sales: DLC up 25%, while mobile spend jumps 34%
According to research firm SuperData, DLC on PC and consoles soared to $325 million in November, a year-on-year increase of 25 percent over last November’s $230 million. SuperData says that the spike “especially” pertains to console DLC. That figure is also up 31 percent over October, SuperData notes.
The company points to the releases of big-name franchises, listing Call of Duty: Ghosts, Need for Speed Rivals, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and Battlefield 4 as drivers of these digital sales.
“We expect this trend to continue for the remainder of the year,” states the report.
Mobile spending has also increased 34 percent year-on-year, SuperData says, reaching $274 million for November 2013. Despite this, the company cautions that incumbents like Candy Crush Saga developer King and Clash of Clans developer Supercell are aggressively acquiring users — primarily to lock out the competition.
Both of these leaps are coming at the expense of free-to-play and subscription MMOs, SuperData says, which both dropped in revenues for November. （source：gamasutra）
4）Angry Birds are Go! A great start for Rovio’s first AB F2P foray
By Nicholas Lovell
I’ve been watching the launch of Angry Birds Go! closely, not least because I have been consulting on it since early this year.
The initial results are promising: #2 on the top free chart and #20 on the Top Grossing on the first day of release.（source：gamesbrief）
5）Rovio brands a newborn generation of Finns
by Jon Jordan
Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of the release of the original Angry Birds game.
It’s a day Rovio now labels ‘Birdday’ – holding a big event in Helsinki for children of its employees and others.
The growing influence of the company in terms of wider Finnish culture was also underlined as the company gave a bunch of Angry Birds merchandising to all the babies born in Finland on the day.
Weird as it might sound, Finland has a national tradition of ensuring new Finns start their life warm and well dressed.
The government gives the mother of every newborn a box containing clothes, nappies, blankets, toys and a mattress. Many babies even sleep in the box.（source：pocketgamer）