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Impact of digitization and convergence

  1. 1. Impact of Digitization and Convergence VI D E O G A MING
  2. 2. Have you heard of : • Magic the Gathering • PlayStation Vita • Facebook How about: • Internet • Handheld • Multiplayer
  3. 3. • Those are the names in video gaming industry that gather popularity thanks to implementation of digitalization and convergence
  4. 4. • Let’s start with basic concepts
  5. 5. Digitization Digitization is a process of converting analog information into digital format
  6. 6. Digitization • Manovich (2002) describes ‘when new media objects are created on computers (through the process of digitization), they originate in numerical form’ and ‘old media objects can be input into the computer to become digitized’
  7. 7. • Few examples of games possible thanks to digitization from analog form
  8. 8. Digitization made possible “Magic the Gathering” From Analog To Digital
  9. 9. Digitization made possible “Risk” From Analog To Digital
  10. 10. • Thanks to implementation of digitization, video gaming became an environment that is enriched with variety of board and dice games as well as games based on books and comics
  11. 11. • Let’s talk about technology
  12. 12. Convergence • Technological process of bringing together multiple different elements and features of other technologies within the same device
  13. 13. Convergence • Jenkins (2001) “we are entering an era where media will be everywhere, and we all will use all kinds of media in relation to one another”
  14. 14. Convergence • Ip (2008) suggest that ‘digital convergence entails the fusion of any combination of technologies to allow more services and/or products to become available to consumers via a wider range of digital devices
  15. 15. Features of many different technologies converged in one • Wi-Fi • OLED touchscreen • Internet connection • Motion sensor • Camera • Multiplayer • GPS • And many more
  16. 16. Why those things matter so much for video gaming? • In 2012 consumers spend on games 20.77 Billion dollars • In US average household has at least one gaming device • In Australia alone retail game sales reached 1.14 billion dollars • Video game industry is worth 76 billion dollars
  17. 17. • Video gaming is the fastest growing and the biggest entertainment industry in the world
  18. 18. • References • Ip, B. (2008). Technological, content, and Market Convergence in the Games Industry. Games and Culture, 3(2), 199-224. • Jenkins, H. (2004). The Cultural Logic of Media Convergence. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 7(1), 33 -43. • Jenkins, H., Li, X., Krauskopf, A. & Green, J. (2009). If It Doesn't Spread, It's Dead: Creating Value in a Spreadable Marketplace, Convergence Culture Consortium, retrieved from http://www.convergenceculture.org/web... • Manovich, L. (2002). The Language of New Media. P. 28, 2001. The MIT Press. P. 28
  19. 19. • Sources of statistics: • www.theesa.com/facts/pdfs/esa_ef_2013.pdf? • http://au.playstation.com/psvitasystem/ • http://www.igea.net/2014/02/retail-sales-of-video-games-hold-steady-anddigital-sales-exceed-expectations/ • http://www.reportlinker.com/ci02073/Video-Game.html
  20. 20. • Credits for media used: • Cabeza2000 (2004) Game Options and Map Setup.[Screenshot]. Retrieved from http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/riskii/screenshots/gameShotId,62794/ • Dyer, Jonathan (2008). Magic: the Gathering. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallydyer/2854809948/sizes/m/in/phot ostream/ • Read, Derek (2013). Risk Night [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/vancouverizer/9204203578/sizes/m/in/p hotolist-f2kX49-PFAAR-PFA22-PELD1-bgMxar-b77jwX-ZTHPde7RN8-4y4jDW-4y4i6b-4xZ74n-4xZ3bK/
  21. 21. • Credits for media used: (cont.) • Teamxbox (2011) Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers. [Screenshot]. Retrieved from http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/99458/Magic-TheGathering-Duels-of-the-Planeswalkers-2012/ • TheVitaLounge (2013) PlayStation Vita Outsells Wii U in Japan Despite Mario Bump. [Screenshot]. Retrieved from http://thevitalounge.net/playstation-vita-outsells-wii-u-in-japandespite-mario-bump/
  22. 22. Created by Wiktor Mertyn for Web207 RWMC Curtin University 2014 • This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/au/deed.en

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