Start A Career In Video Game Design

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Andy West asked:

If you are thinking of what to do for a career and you have an interest in animation, then you should consider video game design. This is an industry that is booming at an incredible rate and shows no signs of slowing down. In the past twenty years, there have been incredible advances in the video game design industry and you could be a part of it.

In only a few decades, there have been barriers broken that could never have been dreamed of in the past. Video games are so realistic now that you feel as though you are actually in the game. You can play a racing game and feel as though you are in the Indy 500 or play a war game and get a good glimpse into what World War Two was really like. The possibilities are endless but people are needed to come up with these ideas and innovations.

There are a few things that are needed in order to have a successful career in video game design. First of all, you need to have an interest in video games. You will be able to use all of the knowledge you have gained from years of gaming to your advantage. It is quite difficult to find a video game that is one hundred percent original. Most games borrow tricks and tips from other games and incorporate them into their own.

Therefore, if you have an extensive knowledge of video games, you will be able to use these tricks in your favor. Another important factor is an interest in computers, specifically animation. Video games are all produced on computers, so you will need to have a firm understanding of programming and animation. So if you have an interest in video games and a basic knowledge of animation, then you are set to begin the path of becoming a video game designer.

The next step would be to capitalize on your pre-existent skills. This can be accomplished by enrolling in a course that deals with video game design. These courses will be able to take the skills that you currently have and turn them into talents. Talents that prospective employers will be pleased to see.

You will be able to learn about every aspect of video game design. This includes all of the animation, development and concept of video games. You will not only be given the skills to create a video game but also how to plan it out and make it interesting to the gamer. Since this market is so gigantic, you need to have a good idea if you want your game to sell. With a course in video game design, you will have the ability to create a game that will fly off the shelves.

A lot of people think that making a video game is strictly done on computers. However, this is only part true. A large portion of the development of the game is done in the mind. You need to have the ability to visualize the finished product in your head before even beginning to program it. These types of courses will be able to train your mind to work ahead of your body to achieve the best results.

Another advantage of video game design is that it is a market that is guaranteed to stay strong. People of all ages are interested in video games today and the numbers continue to grow. So if you have an interest in video games and some computer knowledge, take the steps towards making video game design your rewarding career.

When playing movies game do you need to leave disc in computer?

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garyandleslied asked:

Is the game the movies played completely on your computer or do you need to have the disc in computer to play it. Thank you.

How do you transfer ipod movies from one computer to another computer?

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skibum1441 asked:

My school issues laptops to all the students, so i wanted to put all my movies and music onto the Mac’s itunes. I had no problem putting on the songs, but can’t get the movies. I can not download any new software due to school rules, so can anyone tell me how to do this without downloading software. Also I have an ipod Touch if that makes a difference.
Hey John B i said no software downloads, next time take some time to read first

What movies are directly about any Jane Austen books?

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SNichKit asked:

I don’t count Clueless or any other spin on any of her books. I want movies where they kept as close to the book as possible on details, such as the recent Pride and Prejudice starring Keirra Knightley. THANKS!

Video Game Systems – Then and Now

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Andrew clinton asked:

Atari, SEGA, Nintendo, and Sony Play Station, are just a few of the many video game systems that have been popular over the last few decades. Baby boomers have watched the progression of video game systems while raising their children, and now while watching their grandchildren.

The first home video game system was available in 1972. It was called Odyssey by Magnavox. The main games featured were a tennis game and a light gun game. There were no new systems available until 1976, when Fairchild Camera and Instruments released their system simply called the Video Entertainment System. This was the first system to have cartridges; the player swapped out a cartridge to change the game. In 1977, Atari starting placing coin operated arcade games inside restaurants. These arcade games were such a success, that Atari decided to create their own home video game system, which used cartridges, called the Atari 2600. Some of the games available for the Atari 2600, were Space Invaders, Battlezone, and the still popular Pac-Man. As the world enters the 1980s, a company called Nintendo created a game called Donkey Kong, which was also played on the Atari 2600. The game was based on a plumber who was trying to save his girlfriend from a crazed ape, named Donkey Kong. The plumber was later named, Mario.

Things remained fairly quiet in the video game industry until around 1985, when Nintendo created the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). Around the same time, SEGA created a SEGA Master System to compete with the NES.

In 1989, video games became portable. Nintendo Gameboy and SEGA Genesis. These were basically small hand held versions of these companies larger systems. They also had smaller cartridges that were swapped out to change games.

In 1995, Sony joined with Phillips, to create the first home video game system that would use CDs instead of cartridges for their games. This was when the Sony Play Station was first introduced. Nintendo and SEGA also created similar systems, but in the end Sony Play station came out on top.

More than a decade later, the big hits now are, Nintendo WII (pronounced WE) , Sony XBOX 360, and for handheld systems, probably the Sony PSP. The Nintendo WII, allows a player to use a wireless hand held remote and their own body movement to control how their on-screen character moves. This is great for adding activity and exercise to video game playing as previously, all that was required was sitting in front of the television, as the game controls were directly connected to the systems with wires or cables. Additionally, Sony XBOX 360 has a Live feature, which allows players to watch other people around the world play simultaneously. And, the Sony PSP, the portable, hand-held version of the Sony Play Station, is said to have the best graphics and most realistic feel and look to the game characters.

Baby and Echo Boomers have witnessed a lot of growth in the video game industry; a growth that is certain to continue to evolve.

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