CREATIVE: Jeff Goldblum Dazzles In GE Commercial Directed By Tim And Eric

While Tim and Eric are by new means new to creating viral ads having done some great spots for the likes of Old Spice, this new spot with GE Link lighting really shines with the weird. Jeff Goldblum is a rich eccentric in this spot with a lighting servant espousing the benefits of light and of the wonders of GE Link’s technology in some late night infomercial-inspired goodness.

A spot this funny and good warrants a watch and a rewatch or two and we’re sure many others would agree.

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Mondo Media Teams Up With Toy Company On Kids’ YouTube Channel

by Jessica Klein

Toy company Spin Master Ltd. and MCN Mondo Media have partnered up to start a new children’s YouTube channel called SpindoTV.

Content on the channel, which is set to launch in the beginning of 2015, is meant for children ages six to 11. Mondo Media will provide original, animated shows for the channel, while other animated and live action series will come from Spin Master. Independent creators will also be able to make content for SpindoTV. Such creators can pitch ideas for shows on Mondo Media’s website.

“Over 80% of YouTube’s audience lives outside of North America. This lines up nicely with Spin Master, which is a truly global company,” the company’s executive producer, Josh Fisher, explained.

Mondo Media will work to produce and publicize content on SpindoTV. The MCN already boasts over a couple billion views on the video platform with shows like “Happy Tree Friends.” It is based in San Francisco.

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This Week’s [a]list Jobs – October 1

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The World’s Top Ten Gaming Companies

When it comes to big moneymakers in the video game industry, some might think that Electronic Arts and Activision are the most dominant companies. However, a report from market research firm NewZoo indicates there’s actually a new leader when it comes to the billions of dollars made worldwide — and it’s none other than Chinese company Tencent.

The chart is based entirely on software revenues from games (including DLC, in-game revenues, and so on), with gaming hardware (i.e., consoles or handheld consoles) left out. It’s also worth noting that this data is only tracking public companies, so privately-held firms that might otherwise be in the top 25 companies (like Supercell, Riot, Valve, or Wargaming) are not listed.

Tencent actually makes more money than is shown, but that additional revenue is from non-game products. The company, who holds a majority stake in League of Legends developer Riot Games, as well as Gears of War developer Epic Games, has managed to increase its yearly earnings staggeringly well over the past year, going up from 2013’s reported $2.5 billion to 2014’s $3.5 billion — a huge leap compared to the other companies on the list. (Note also that revenues from Tencent’s investments in Riot Games, Activision Blizzard, and Epic Games do not contribute to the Tencent’s revenue.)

EA and Activision are closely behind in second and third, however. EA has managed to see a slight increase from $2.2 to $2.3 billion year-over-year, while Activision Blizzard has seen a slight drop from $2.4 to $2.1 billion over the past twelve months.

Other companies on the list include the following, as well as their year-over-year results:

Fourth: Sony, $1.7 billion to $2.0 billion

Fifth: Microsoft, even at $2.0 billion

Sixth: Apple, rising from $1.7 billion to $1.9 billion

Seventh: Google seeing double the rate from $0.7 billion to $1.4 billion

Eighth: King, the developers of Candy Crush Saga, increasing from $0.7 to $1.2 billion

Ninth: GungHo, slightly increasing from $0.7 to $0.9 billion

Tenth: Nexon, holding about even at $0.8 billion

The industry as a whole has seen a revenue increase, up 17 percent from the previous year.

“The top 25 companies generated over $25 billion in the first half of 2014, an impressive jump of $3 billion, or 17 percent, compared to same period in 2013,” reads NewZoo’s report. “Apple’s rise to No. 6 [on the list] is a testament to the continuing strong impact mobile games are having on the gaming industry. The impressive growth, bolstered by increasing smartphone and tablet usage in emerging markets, is doubly revealed by Google rising five places to take No. 7.”

Nintendo of America, suffering from financial woes over the lack of success of its Wii U console (which it hopes to change when it releases Super Smash Bros. later this year), came in a close 11th, with around $806 million for the year. It’s a sign of how slowly that Nintendo has been releasing major games in the last few years, which is something the company needs to fix if it wants to boost hardware sales.

Source: VentureBeat

Top Trailers For The Week Of October 1

Welcome back to another edition of Top Trailers For the Week, where we look at the best clips from TV, movies and video games for upcoming projects that definitely appear to be buzzworthy. Without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s best trailers…


“I will find you, and I will kill you.” First they took his daughter, then they took his family. Now, someone’s made a very big mistake framing Brian Mills for murder in the third chapter in the Taken series. While staying on the run from police, Liam Neeson’s character chases after the bad guys who framed him, resulting in an explosive conclusion. The film will debut on January 18, 2015, in theaters nationwide.


A new trailer for Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth details how players can colonize alien species into humanity, with startling results. Throughout the 9-minute clip, players can learn more about what goes into the gameplay, as well as tips and tricks to make sure the groups continue to thrive. The expansion will make its debut on October 24 for PC.


In the sequel to the hit comedy Horrible Bosses, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day find themselves in hot water again when a fellow businessman swindles their investment from under them. That leads the trio to once again comically undergo crime in order to get back what’s rightfully theirs. Horrible Bosses 2, which also stars Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey, hits theaters on November 26.


Last but certainly not least, Sony will be releasing its next-gen driving game DriveClub for the PlayStation 4 next week. In this latest trailer, the publisher shows just how serious the racing action gets, featuring incredible vehicle models, fast-paced action and a variety of online features. The game will hit stores and PlayStation Network on October 6.

Source: YouTube