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Video Games Sub To Main 97

  1. 1. from subculture to mainstream
  2. 2. <ul><li>Video gamers of the past: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geeks and nerds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The new cool thing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What changed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advancement in technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games for everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certain needs can be satisfied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pros vs. cons </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Atari: Pong Galaga
  4. 4. VS
  5. 5. <ul><li>Pong: Arcade Original Pong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPkUvfL8T1I&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Galaga: Galaga [1981] Classic Coin-Op Arcade Video Games MAME ROMs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu5d87ZhesY&feature=related </li></ul>
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  7. 7. <ul><li>Video games on a steady rise: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>65% American households play computer or video games </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video game industry: from small industry to mainstream </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upwards of six billion dollars a year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comparable to popular movies on their opening weekends: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiderman, May 2002, just under 115 million </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Legend Of Zelda: 2006 (Nintendo Wii) Legend of Zelda: 1986 (NES)
  9. 9. <ul><li>Sound effects set the mood for gameplay: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Something sinister </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Battle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini games </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Call of Duty 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Fallout 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Army of 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure Suit Larry </li></ul><ul><li>Number one on game list for grown ups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grand Theft Auto </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Madden 09 football </li></ul><ul><li>NBA Live 09 </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>38% of U.S. gamers are female </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy games that provoke thought, exploration, or problem solving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dream Day Wedding: Married in Manhattan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Puzzle solving game </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hidden Expedition: Titanic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration/problem solving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooking Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tests your knowledge of food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Mystery of the Crystal Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration/problem solving </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Cartoon characters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spongebob Squarepants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nemo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mickey Mouse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Superheroes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Superman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiderman </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Leapfrog for example: </li></ul><ul><li>helps reinforce learned skills </li></ul><ul><li>alphabet </li></ul><ul><li>math </li></ul><ul><li>language </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Can satisfy certain needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boredom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curiosity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress relief </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hardwired? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stanford University School of Medicine: Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Game play can stimulate rewarding feelings in the brain much like addiction. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Male brain showed more activation than female </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Johnson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Everything Bad is Good For You” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive nature of video games…causes the brain to work much harder </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Playing has shown to promote: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attention to details </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Memorization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sequencing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of strategies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Improvement in visual perception </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes hand-eye coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Use of imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Provides entertainment for adults and kids alike </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Game centric school under consideration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Quest to Learn” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New York public school system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole new teaching philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration between gaming industry and educators </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Violent Video games or Violent Behavior? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A controversy that will never end </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inactivity during game play can result in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obesity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-social behavior? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statistically speaking nearly 60% of frequent players play games with other people. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical health problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(much like sitting in front of the T.V. all day) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moderation is key </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>New system promotes not only social interaction but physical as well. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nintendo Wii </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First of its kind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is changing video gaming for the better </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Game controller enables game to mimic your movements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Throwing a baseball, fishing, even exercise </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wii LOZ demonstration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Video games are fun and entertaining because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advancement in technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games for everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfies needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There will always be controversy </li></ul><ul><li>The systems and the way we play may change, but Americans will never grow tired of playing video games. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Walkthrough Episode 20 (OPFFIX:9:59) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LOZ playthrough </li></ul></ul></ul>

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