Major Video Games Make More Money Than Blockbuster Movies

You might think, based on Hollywood’s hard work and even even harder marketing, that only big movies make millions. Video games are where the really big money flows. November 8, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Rockstar Games has a hit with Red Dead Redemption 2. And as the latest chart from Statista shows, it’s even a bigger deal than Marvel’s Avengers franchise. Using data from video game companies and Box Office Mojo, which tracks the money-making of any and every movie ever made, Statista’s chart shows that the games from Rockstar have much bigger debuts than the biggest films of the last few years — Avengers: Infinity War, The Fate of the Furious in 2017, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. Even the biggest movie haul on opening weekend was Avengers at $641 million (worldwide); Rockstar’s top two titles both beat that. And one of them was Grand Theft Auto V back in 2013, which […]

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How to Manage Your Google Privacy Settings

Dig into Google’s account dashboard to see what the company knows about you. April 6, 2018 13 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag A privacy policy is meant to be a contract between you and a company — big tech companies in particular — that ensures these companies are keeping your data safe. One company that has an enormous amount of your data — from email and photos to videos and documents — is Google. The Google Privacy Policy has been “updated” 28 times since its inception in 1999 — including three times in 2017 alone. The most was five times in the year 2015. And to its credit, Google makes all the updates and changes pretty obvious. But this stuff can and will change to suit Google, or to suit new laws and regulations Google has to follow. For example, in the European Union and elsewhere on […]

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