Stop Disasters. A History of Home Video Games from Atari to Xbox, Playstation and Wii - StumbleUpon. Tutorial 4: Make a Game in 60 Minutes - StumbleUpon. This tutorial helps you learn about the process of game construction, while guiding you through writing a relatively complete game.
The code in this tutorial illustrates the technique described in the text. A complete code sample for this tutorial is available for you to download, including full source code and any additional supporting files required by the sample. Understanding the basics of game coding is the single most-difficult step for a beginning game programmer. While it is easy to find samples that show completed games, tips and tricks, or tutorials that show you how to do specific techniques, there are very few that help you through the process of game construction. The objective of this tutorial is to help you learn about the process of game construction, while guiding you through writing a relatively complete game. Think of the idea of your ship on the screen. For a game that will ultimately have more than a dozen objects all drawing and moving around, this is unworkable.
Metrics 2.0: Video Game Addiction: 81% of American Youth Play; 8.5% are Addicted. Reports from around the world suggest that gaming addiction is real and on the rise.
With nearly 8 in 10 American youth (81%) playing video games at least one time per month, including 94% of all boys playing, this certainly raises concerns about video game addiction. In US, 8.5% of youth gamers (ages 8 to 18) can be classified as pathological or clinically “addicted” to playing video games. Most youth play video games and many feel that they may be playing too much, according to an Harris Interactive survey. 23% of youth say they that have felt “addicted to video games”, with about one-third of males (31%) and a little more than one in ten females (13%) feeling ”addicted.” 44% of youth also report that their friends are addicted to games. Video game playing time differs by age as well as gender. The average 8- to 12 year-old now plays 13 hours of video games per week, while the average 13- to 18 year old plays 14 hours of video games per week. Ontario News: Brandon Crisp found dead. BARRIE–It was a heartbreaking end to a remarkable three-week search for a teen who had run away over an Xbox.
On the ground, hundreds of police and volunteers trudged through muddy fields outside Barrie, while in cyberspace police officers probed the virtual world of online gaming. But yesterday morning, all hope of finding 15-year-old Brandon Crisp alive was lost when deer hunters found the body of a teen in a heavily wooded area. Police said the body, which appears to be Brandon, was found about two kilometres from where the boy's abandoned bicycle was found two weeks earlier. "We're definitely all moved by this ... (it's) obviously a very tragic day. Brandon's father Steve Crisp told CBC News yesterday the clothes police had described on the body matched what Brandon was wearing when he disappeared on Oct. 13.
Goodbrand told a news conference Brandon's parents were "obviously distraught" about the discovery of the body. Neighbours said they found the news extremely saddening. US army uses video games as part of recruitment drive - 12 Nov 09. UAV's, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Afghanistan. U.S. military unmanned aerial vehicle called the Reaper. Video Game Culture: Violence in Grand Theft Auto. Original Super Mario Bros. Beginning to End FAST!!!