Monday Notables

Purdue University wants kids to build a supercomputer through video gaming

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/07/supercomputing-the-video-game/

Youtube pales next to Hulus spiffy multiplex

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/youtube-pales-next-to-hulus-spiffy-multiplex/

Child’s Play kicks off – gamers help children’s hospitals in times of holiday cheer

http://www.massively.com/2008/11/10/this-years-childs-play-charity-event-kicks-off/

Another casual gaming site, Moondo, from an Israeli-based company

http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2008/11/funtactix-launches-moondo-for-casual-gaming-community.html


Cyworld leaving US Market?

http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2008/11/cyworld-leaving-us-market.html


Gamers latch on to iPhone, iPod touch

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2008371287_btiphonegames100.html

Youtube to post full-length MGM content:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i2a6531019c4147a6d63ee7eba2fde601

Madden becomes the best selling game for the period
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=21026

And thanks to Cynopsis for putting together this list:

Current Bestseller Tween & Children’s Series and Tie-ins (top 15):

Twilight saga; Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown/Tingley)
Inheritance Cycle; Christopher Paolini (Knopf)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Jeff Kinney (Abrams/Amulet)
Magic Tree House; Mary Pope Osborne (Random House)
House of Night; PC Cast and Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
City of Ember; Jeanne DuPrau (Random House)
Junie B. Jones; Barbara Park (Random House)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians; Rick Riordan (Hyperion/Miramax)
High School Musical 3; author N/A (Disney)
The Spiderwick Chronicles; Holly Black (Simon & Schuster)
Harry Potter; J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine)
Artemis Fowl; Eoin Colfer (Miramax/Hyperion)
Charlie Bone; Jenny Nimmo (Scholastic/Orchard)
Fancy Nancy; Jane O’Connor (HarperCollins)
Warriors; Erin Hunter (HarperCollins)
Compiled from data received from independent and chain bookstores.
Source: Publishers Weekly

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