Artificial Product Scarcity

Note: Culturewaves has previously written about the concept of the “Mark-Up Economy” here. Usually when we think of scarcity it points to a fundamental economic problem of never having enough of something. Marketing a product’s scarcity can create artificial demand—which … Read More

Evolving Evidence: Pokemon Go

By now, everyone has surely heard of Pokémon Go. It’s been on the local evening news, the national news and is plastered all over websites that strive to be relevant in the 24 hours news cycle. Nintendo’s parteners The Pokemon … Read More

New Nintendo Console Potentially Embracing Mobile Hybridization

Nintendo is making waves by designing with mobility in mind. … Read More

JUNE POV

E3 is sort of an electronic entertainment mecca. Brands spend their entire year (if not years) preparing to wow the public with glimpses of new games and previews of a new console system. … Read More

3D Overload?

I’m starting to feel like everything Nintendo releases these days is a one trick pony. Sure, the Wii brought us motion sensors and a greater sense of interaction with games by flailing around and laughing at each other, but now that we’ve moved on from Wii Sports Nintendo has a new push into sensory territory; 3D. … Read More

Brace Yourself for the ‘Age of Light’

With people saying they’re depressed because they don’t live in the world of ‘Smurfgully, The Last Dances with Blue Cat People,’ is there a new era of entertainment on the horizon? … Read More

Biking Your Way Downhill With Your Fanbase

While Nintendo may be very successful with the Wii, the consoles constant casual gamer focus is slowly driving its older fans away from the system. … Read More

Measure Your Blood Glucose On Your DSLite

DVR Lifestyle is a wave that often gets overlooked. However, as web 2.0 and the advancement of education around the world continues, the concept of aging up continues to be a hot topic. … Read More

Wii Music Headed to Classrooms

I’m sure you’ve heard praise for the Wii on this blog several times, well, unless its when we talk about people injuring themselves with it. But aside from that it’s been a good little machine, opening new worlds of gaming … Read More