Computer games have often been perceived as a more male and child driven pursuit over recent years. However, things are definitely changing and now very different to this outdated view. Typically however, there are more men working in this field still. there are increasingly more women beginning to enter the Gmes industry, and Sophia George is one of the women who is actively participating in the development of modern computer games. She is inspiring more women to follow her moves and come up with innovative video games. George has said that video games developers believe that women can play a critical role in the development of video games. She acted as a co-founder of Swallowtail video games. However, she says that she was playing a minority role in the development of the games in this case.
George is now calling on more women to venture into the video games industry. She says that approximately 47% of computer video gamers are women, however, women are still reluctant to venture into the world of video game development. Her goal is to raise awareness among women and encourage girls to venture into this industry. She dared the digital contest and scooped awards in 2011.
Ask any student what they do in their spare time and you will be amazed with the answers you will get. In the past, things like partying, drinking, lounging, gambling and smoking would rule the lists of what students do in their spare time, but in the last decade many have taken to competitive gaming. Competitive gaming is slowly but surely becoming one of the most popular professions for many students.
There are different levels of competitive gaming. Video games are among the most common type of competitive gaming. As the competition is advancing, the competition is getting more mature, the audience larger and more money is being pumped into the industry. Among the earliest e-sports events include Starcade, Amazing and GamesMaster. With time global tournaments are set to be on the rise.
The IGN IPL tournament is one of the most popular student competitive gaming tournaments today. Includes various competitions including League of Legends, ShootMania and Starcraft 2, the e-sport competitive gaming scene has immensely from a dream to a reality that is changing the lives of many, on the domestic and international scenes.
In 1997, the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) was launched by Angel Munoz. In 2005, CPL tournament focused on the Painkiller game with a prize tag of $1,000,000. In 2000, World Cyber Games launched gaming competition for FIFA 2000, Quake III Arena, Age of Empires II and Scarcraft games. The competition had over 150 competitors from 17 countries with a prize worth $20,000.
Electronic Sports world cup is another major contributor to the growing number of competitive gaming. The championship in 2006 featured over 540 participants from over 50 countries with a prize worth $400,000. Apart from the above, there are numerous other gaming tournaments provided worldwide which has attributed to the increasing number of students taking on various constructive competitive gaming.
The online gaming industry is by day becoming more and more popular among employees. In fact, more people than ever before engage in various online gambling events. It has been determined that thousands of government employees engage in various gaming bonanzas during work hours and this has in turn contributed to low productivity of many government industries as well as an increased number of cases of frauds and thefts reported.
Many states in the world have no regulatory laws limiting the amount of time spent online gaming. In fact, in the United States only 3 states approve online gaming. This means that the millions and millions of the other gamers from states without any legislation on online gambling are exposed to various risks associated with online gambling including frauds and theft.
Again, even for those states that provides for online gaming legislation, there is never any kind of guarantee for 100% protection against exploitation. Reason? Any given state has limited powers when it comes to the prosecution of fraudsters. That is, the law provides that, a person will only be answerable to any crime associated with online gaming only on condition that he (the fraudster) is physically available in the area where the crime was committed.
One of the recommendable ways that any state can use to ensure protection of employees from online theft and frauds is to introduce policies that limit the use of various state resources to access gaming equipment. In as much as this may not completely do away with online gaming, such measures will ensure that the employees do not take part in any kind of gaming bonanzas during the work hours. By doing this, the government will be ensuring lesser gaming in the office which in turn will enhance employees performance and productivity at their various places of work.
There are some people who live under a rock, making it impossible for them to know anything about current affairs or news. There are others that hear the news but end up snubbing it since they think it is of no importance to them. The recent rumors of the release of a new Xbox 720 have said that it is geared to promote the next generation of supports. The next upcoming E3 games expo indicates that a new line of machines will be unveiled there. One of the machines is the Xbox 720 and it is considered to be quite new and exciting.
There is no doubt at all this is a big deal, not to be brushed off easily. It is for this reason that it’s unveiling has had its fair share of online rumor too. Even though the Xbox 720 will be unveiled as the next generation of consoles, it is worth the wait. This is because people will be filled with excitement and a voracious thirst for more information and wonder. It is for this reason that rumors about the console have been spread. For instance, there are people who will be speculation what Xbox 720 will do, what it is capable of and so much more. The ten rumors include the following.
It is important to note that it is all too easy to just shove a new video games graphic card quickly and without much thought into your gaming machine, this has been something gamers have been guilty of for a long time. In most cases, PC gamers often tend to search for a fresh video card so they can have the opportunity to increasing the overall performance of their gaming machine. Additionally, they do this with an intention of choosing between equal cards from numerous card brands. However, this will solely depend on the games card installed with the hardware. It is at this point that the services of AMD comes in handy in providing one of the best video game bundles that has ever been seen along with new HD 7900 video (graphics card).
In its announcement, AMD stated that it will be providing a special bundle named Never settle bundle which will be inclusive of an AMD Radeon 7900 graphics card and plenty of video game themes. It is important for gamers to note that, in addition to the 3 free full video game themes, they will be provided with a twenty percent discount when it comes to Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
AMD themes will include the 3 free video games along with graphics and this will in turn make it possible for gamers to take advantage of using the Radeon 7900 graphics card at the disposal. Some of the games will include Far Cry 3, Sleeping Dogs and lastly Hitman: Absolution. It is important to note that the 3 game themes will be major releases that have been set for this kind of fall.
The presence of Bally Technology at the annual Gaming Expo, G2E was impressive. They have one of the largest displays and it was only recently that the company won top honors in Gaming & Technology Awards. The award was presented for its Bonusing Elite Suite and they have continued with this streak – in the past 3 years they have won more than forty innovation awards. There are dozens of Casinos that are already using the Bonusing Elite Suite who now have the ability to ensure that players receive prizes at the machine when playing games. This is thanks to the features of the iVIEW Display Manager and iVIEW display. In Las Vegas forexample, the technology is used in the South Point Casino.
In the past coupe of months, players have been in a position to activate NASCAR or virtual horse races while playing their favorite games. This gives them the opportunity to win extra slots for play betting their favorite for outcomes. With the NASCAR theme, car race event players are able to select their favorite from a list of 8 famous drivers who will cheer the player across the finishing line. NASCAR is the theme for the newest Bally’s slot machines and as such, it is expected to be considerably big with players and especially on the casino floor. In addition to this the game also offers a wide area that is linked to a progressive top jackpot.
There are other features worth noting and these include bonus rounds that include Pit Stop Pick’em Bonus and sound surround action chairs. Bally Technology is the oldest slot company in the world and was founded in 1932 by none other than Raymond T. Ray (Moloney). It was created as the parent company for Lions Manufacturing Corporation for developing small highly profitable pinball game known as Ballyhoo. Currently, the company deals with primary technologies. These include game devices for casinos that are land based native and riverboat.
People who reside in subsidised housing and are unable to work often spend a lot of time playing computer games, in an attempt to distract themselves from the harsh realities or conditions they are sometimes found to be living in. This is not something you would expect a prime politician to be found doing, such as the likes of David Cameron.
When you have plenty of time on your hands, it is often easier to fill this with computer games and spending time in a virtual world than facing the realities of your life. However, this is not really a great path to head down.
In Britain, it has been indicated that around 82% of Britons play video games on regular basis. This is through a variety of different platforms including PCs, Mobiles, Xboxes, PS3′s and many other dedicated gaming devices. It is also reported that there is an equal divide of male and female game buyers int he UK too.
Gaming is not something everyone is fond of or would choose, and is even slagged off and demeaned by some people. David Cameronis one such figure who has publicly declared his distain for computer gaming. however, in a rich contradiction, he has also been seen playing Angry Birds by some people. He veremously denies this and instead states that gaming is simply a trend and ‘sucking up’ to Silicon Valley.
David M. Rushton, the popular video game creator, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment and a fine of 1.2 million dollars after he failed to pay wages. David has created popular video games including The Alvin, Chipmunks, Tiger Woods and many more. He was taken to court by some of his employees for failing to pay their wages. The court then found him guilty of refusal to pay his employees and was sentenced to year in jail and a hefty fine. David, 57, is accused of withholding more than 1.2 million dollars an amount that was supposed to account for the wages of his employees.
The Attorney General of Utah told the court that David gave the Sensory Sweep Studio the contract of selling video games obtained from Nintendo movies and other consoles such as Xbox games, PlayStation, and more. But the studio claims that he has not been making the necessary payments. In their claim the Sensory Sweep Studio said that they had infrequent paychecks that dropped in. Some employees were more privileged than others. Adam Hunter, a former employee of Sensory Sweep Studio, said that David owes him about $12,000 since he quit his job in 2009.
Adam added that he has already moved on, claiming that he is a realist. He understands that he won’t get any money. He also added that his anger has already gone away. Utah is popular for video-games, with copious amounts of studios producing wonderful video games in the area. Sensory Sweep Studio became popular for producing high quality games with improved speed. This earned it a lot of royalties. Many movie makers speak highly of the studio ranking it among the best game production studios in Utah. However, Hunter claims that the studio didn’t pay any employee consistently.
FIFA 13, did not only secure itself the first place, but also entered the list of the few selected club titles that have been revered for selling more than 1 million copies within the first week after their release. Arguably, FIFA 13 joined the rank of the top selling titles by the virtue of it being available on several gaming devices which includes among them the PS2.
FIFA 13 has been rated among most successful football games, which is also the latest installment in the gaming world. For video games enthusiasts, this is the best game for them to kick of the season by competing with the world’s top soccer players. The other great side of FIFA 13 is that, it features the intrigues and unpredictability behind soccer, in addition ton it offering gamers with unparalleled sense of realism, thanks to the fact that the video game boasts of having new features alongside other improvements. The video game also combine the best attacking intelligence, which is unmatched by other video games.
Even though there are scores of video games enthusiasts who are still mesmerized by how FIFA 13 earned itself the first place in the UK top 20 video games chart, there are apparently a couple of things which set this video games from others that featured in the UK top 20 video games chart. Among them is that, it has the best dribbling which gives the video game player the ability to embrace creativity on how to attack the ball using less effort. It also has one of the best touch control systems which help on in perfecting passes and scoring in a marvelous way. It also has an improved player impact engine and which is useful in adding dimension to the video game.
Tadhg Kelly is a popular game designer with more than 20 years experience in the field. He is the creator of one of the leading game design blogs – What Games Are - and helps a large number of companies in their design and development. Tadhg is the creator of What Games Are and also writes about how crowdfunding might help. This helps people in the industry to solve investment gaps for their games. This is one of the reasons as to why many people approach Kelly to find out their game crowds are ready.
According to Kelly, Video game marketing stories often tend to look more like fanboyism. There are tussles that one may face especially over consoles. You can argue whether Call of Duty is much better than Battlefield, yet such arguments are considered old but in the real sense, they bear great importance. This is based on the fact that games are not considered as a mono market. Today, the internet brings gaming fans together from different communities, unlike 20yrs where one had to seek a site to find resources for a video game he or she is interested in.
It is however essential that you market a story correctly and that is crowd ready. Many stories have failed due to poor preparation. However through crowdfunding, you will be in a better position to tap stories that are of great importance and interesting to fans. it involves tapping into a story that users who understand all about crowdfunding and care about it. At the end of the day, you will sufficient numbers and you will be in a better position to sell your game because it is crowd ready.