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June 14, 2021

Arctic sea ice reaches maximum extent for 2019

first_imgMedia Advisory20 March 2019Arctic sea ice at maximum extent for 2019This NASA Blue Marble image shows Arctic sea ice on March 13, 2019, when sea ice reached its maximum extent for the year. Sea ice extent for March 13 averaged 14.78 million square kilometers (5.71 million square miles), the seventh-lowest in the satellite record, tied with 2007. Image credit: NSIDC / NASA Earth Observatory. High-resolution imageArctic sea ice likely reached its maximum extent for the year, at 14.78 million square kilometers (5.71 million square miles) on March 13, 2019, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder. The 2019 maximum is effectively tied with the 2007 maximum at seventh lowest in the 40-year satellite record.“While this is not a record low year for the Arctic sea ice maximum extent, the last four years have been the lowest in our record, reflecting a downward trend in winter sea ice extent,” said NSIDC senior research scientist Walt Meier. “This is just another indicator of the rapid changes that are occurring in the Arctic due to climate change.”Please note that the Arctic sea ice extent number is preliminary—continued winter conditions could still push the ice extent higher. NSIDC will issue a formal announcement at the beginning of April with full analysis of the possible causes behind this year’s ice conditions, interesting aspects of the ice growth season and graphics comparing this year to the long-term record. For example, this year has been marked by particularly low extent in the Bering Sea, including substantial ice loss during the month of February.NSIDC is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder. The NSIDC Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis is supported in part by NASA.To read the full analysis of this year’s ice conditions, visit NSIDC’s Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis page. Download the NASA animation of the 2019 Arctic sea ice melt season here.Read the online version of this news advisory. Scientists collect sea ice data in the Beaufort Sea northeast of Barrow, Alaska. Image credit: NASA/Kathryn Hansen. High-resolution image Learn About NSIDCThe National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.About NSIDCField WorkScientistsEventsContactsMembers of the press: Contact [email protected] or+1 303.492.1497General public and data users:Contact User Services or+1 303.492.6199last_img read more

May 12, 2021

Nintendo experiments with subscription through Mario Kart Tour’s Gold Pass

first_imgNintendo experiments with subscription through Mario Kart Tour’s Gold PassPlatform holder continues to explore mobile monetisation models, free-to-play racer also includes microtransactionsJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 25th September 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNintendoNintendo’s latest foray into the mobile space, Mario Kart Tour, has gone live today — and with it comes a surprise business model that’s new for the platform holder.In addition to the usual microtransactions that come with free-to-play games, and have been mentioned in promotional materials, the title also offers a monthly subscription.A Gold Pass will give Mario Kart Tour users exclusive characters, karts, badges and other items, as well as access to the 200cc racers. It costs $4.99 per month, which — as our friends at VG247 point out — is more than the $3.99 the company charges for Nintendo Switch Online (a service that grants access to online multiplayer for all Switch titles, plus a growing catalogue of NES and SNES titles).It’s also the same price as the newly-launched Apple Arcade, which offers more than 100 games with no in-app purchases.A two-week trial is available, with more details on the terms and conditions found on the game’s website.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games This appears to be the first time Nintendo has attempted a subscription model for a single game, something developers of both games and broader apps have been exploring for a few years now.It’s a further sign of the platform holder finding its feet on smart devices. While the rest of its mobile releases, such as Fire Emblem: Heroes and Dr Mario World, rely on microtransactions, the firm’s Super Mario Run famously used a free-to-start model (a handful of free levels, with the rest unlocked for around $10).This latest experiment is no doubt partly driven by a desire to avoid the struggles Dr Mario World faced when it launched earlier this year. The puzzle title was the lowest grossing new Nintendo mobile title to date.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoNintendo reports record full-year profits as Switch nears 85m units soldAnd, despite forecasting decline, the platform holder expects console to beat Wii’s 101 million lifetime sales this yearBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more