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AmmanTT - It is not just about waka waka waka!

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It is not just about "waka waka waka!"! a history overview of gaming (Ala N. Dawod, Games content and community specialist Yahoo! Middle east)
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AmmanTT - It is not just about waka waka waka!

  1. 1. It is not just about “wakawakawaka”!!<br />Ala N. Dawod<br />Games content and community specialist Yahoo! Middle east<br />
  2. 2. What is “wakawakawaka”<br />When someone says “games”…. Is this what goes into your mind?<br />If yes, prepare for the following…<br />If not,…. Also prepare for the following!!<br />
  3. 3. Videogames… origins<br />“William Higinbotham” invented a device that allow tow players to play a tennis-like game in 1958<br />
  4. 4. In 1961, Steve Russell  invented a game called “Spacewar!” on the PDP-1 computer.<br />
  5. 5. Ralph Baer thought about electronic games in the mid 50’s<br />And is developed in the device called Odyssey in 1972<br />
  6. 6. And in 1972 , Nolan Bushnell <br />started a company with a 500 $ !!!<br />Started a company and named it “go”<br />
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  8. 8. And after some time…<br />They made coin machine called “pong”<br />
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  10. 10. the placed the machine in a bar. And watched from a distance. <br />People liked “this new thing”. And they made a success. And stated producing 100 machines a day!!<br />
  11. 11. At that point when arcade machines that were successful. They decided to inter people’s homes in 1975<br />And they made this<br />
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  13. 13. And they also made famous consoles…<br />Atari VCS 2600 (1977)<br />
  14. 14. The company was sold for 28 millions… which was at that time 1976.<br />But the company has deteriorated since then.<br />Which marked a new dawn for another competitor<br />
  15. 15. Nintendo was originally a card games maker from 1889!<br />But they saw something interesting in video games and decided to shift and work in the games section<br />But they saw the real success after hiring this man <br />
  16. 16. The student on the fine art<br />There was a young man<br />Graduated with a degree in fine arts<br />Joined the company as a game designer<br />
  17. 17. So he came up with this game:<br />Donkey kong<br />
  18. 18. This was the precursor for the star of games of all times. The best seller of all time (collectively more than 200 million units !!)<br />Later became: Mario<br />
  19. 19. At that time his name was “jump man”. And he was a part of donkey kong game.<br />Then in the 1983 he starred in his own game.<br />
  20. 20. He is also the creator all great Nintendo games:<br />Mario<br />Zelda<br />Wii sport <br />Wii music <br />
  21. 21. معقولة؟!!<br />According to a study:<br />69% of adults recognize MARIO,<br />While only 53% recognize Paris Hilton (ICM research)<br />I WIN<br />
  22. 22. Sony enters the race<br />Sony entered the gaming area in 1994 with “Playstation” and became a key player in the gaming industry.<br />Sony broke records in sales for PS1 by selling more than 100 million units<br />
  23. 23. And continued stunning success with the PS2<br />Which is considered until today as the best seller in the history of videogames buy selling around 150 million units<br />
  24. 24. A lesson of believing in your self<br />Ken kutaragi story<br />Aka: the father of playstation<br />
  25. 25. ! الرابط العجيب<br />ما الرابط بين هذه اللعبة ؟<br />
  26. 26. و هذا الفيلم؟<br />
  27. 27. The answer is <br />This man:<br />Shinji mikami<br />Designer of Aladdin game…. And … Resident Evil games <br />
  28. 28. Are you a fan of Farmville?<br />V.S.<br />Time magazine tells you it is on of THE WORST INVENTIONS EVER!!<br />Time magazine made a list of worst 50 inventions ever made, and Farmville was one of them because it a productivity killer, and it is only a series of mindless endless clicking<br />Which – as a videogames geek – made me very happy <br />
  29. 29. Response to the facebook comment…<br />Street fighter 4 note…<br />Quote<br />“I hope they talk about street fighter 4 LOL”<br />Well,… CAPCOM announced that they sold 4 MILLION copies of street fighter 4<br />
  30. 30. And the announced ….<br />Streetfighter X Tekken<br />
  31. 31. Games influence on other media:<br />Series … where gamer geeks are the center of the story<br />Big bang theory<br /> (series)<br />Comics:<br />Penny arcade<br />Music:<br />Petey Pablo <br />
  32. 32. Video games now<br />Video games are now extremely popular. <br />Some people consider them more entertaining that movies.<br />
  33. 33. Are games better than movies?<br />Spider-Man creator Stan Lee has said he believes games are catching up with films these days - and in even surpassing them in some respects!!<br />
  34. 34. Are games better than movies?<br />Well in figures, the game “call of duty modern warfare2” sold 20 million copies. With revenue of 1.2 billion dollars<br />It had the most successful opening day in the history of all entertainment. With 6 million copies in the opening day<br />It has beaten Batman the dark knight movie , and harry potter movie in the total of revenue for the first week. <br />
  35. 35. 2005<br />Microsoft xbox 360 has sold 40 million units until now<br />
  36. 36. 2006<br /><ul><li>Playstation 3 sold 32 million units
  37. 37. NintendoWii 72 millions</li></li></ul><li>2004<br />Sony PSP 60 million<br />Nintendo DS 132 millions<br />
  38. 38. Apple in gaming…<br />Did apple enter the gaming field ?<br />What is the name of the device?<br /> PIPPIN<br />
  39. 39. The best seller is<br /><ul><li>SonyPlaystation 2…….. 150 million units sold</li></li></ul><li>University degree is not every thing:<br />All of these gaming LEGENDS are not from technical background”<br />Shigeru myiamoto<br />Hideokojima<br />Bioware doctors<br />Akira yamaoka<br />
  40. 40. And to stress more on my point<br />Shigeru myimoto upon receiving the BAFTA award… <br />Yes games can grant you a bafta award<br />
  41. 41. And also atari founder nolanbushnell<br />
  42. 42. In the end…<br />Games are an equal form of art just like any other form of art, like movie, music, anything<br />And here’s a sample<br />
  43. 43. Video 2<br />
  44. 44. Any questions?<br />
  45. 45. ما نوع الجهاز الذي إقتنيته من الحقبة الكلاسيكية؟<br />What classical console did you own?<br />سيغا ميغا دريف 1. Sega Mega Drive<br />سوبر نينتيندو 2. Super Nintendo<br />نينتيندو فاميلي3. NES (Nintendo or "Family")<br />أتاري 4. Atari 2600 2600<br />معظمهم 5. Most of them <br />ولا واحد 6. None of them <br />للتصويت، الرجاء ارسال ما يلي باستخدام تويتر:<br />Please vote using twitter as follows:<br />[CHOICE NUMBER] #TTGE1 #AmmanTT<br />e.g. (1 #TTGE1 #AmmanTT)<br />Amman Tech Tuesdays “Gaming Edition” – August 3rd<br />

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