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Register Nintendo evaluating new business, "studying" smart devices 2 hours ago Nintendo is feeling the pressure of its latest poor fiscal report MobileBusinessHardware Weak Christmas hardware sales slash Nintendo forecasts by ¥80bn 12 hours ago Publisher expects full-year loss of ¥25bn as Wii U estimates are cut by half RetailHardwarePublishingFinancial Exclusive

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Game company exits topped $24B in 2014 It was a year for the history books in games. 2014 saw a record $24 billion in game-company exits spread over both acquisitions and initial public offerings. Mobile drove more than half of all value that was created for management teams and early stage investors. sciencedaily AI Jan. 26, 2017 — Surgeons have operated on a patient with retinal vein occlusion using a surgical robot. Operated by an eye surgeon, the robot uses a needle of barely 0.03 millimeter to inject a thrombolytic drug ... read more Jan. 26, 2017 — Autonomous systems -- like driverless cars -- perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans. In a new article, artificial intelligence ethics experts argue that current safety ... read more Passing the Chemical Turing Test: Making Artificial and Real Cells Talk

Designing Video Games A video game is more than the sum of its pieces; a game has a synergy that, after the game is complete, makes it something unique. Creating this synergy takes a lot of technical know-how, as well as a sense of design and art. Basically, you need to be a Leonardo da Vinci and an Albert Einstein all in one. The basic sequence of game design is as follows: Come up with an idea for a game.Create storyboards and rough sketches of your game world, the main characters, and the action.List the details of your game and take into consideration everything about the game "universe."

Mobile game revenues will overtake console games in 2015. Here's why. © Time Inc. All rights reserved. Fortune.com is a part of the Time.com network of sites. Powered by WordPress.com VIP Email address or Password is incorrect Forgot Password? Computer Games Industry Accredited Courses So, you want to work in the games industry? Don't know where to start? Well, you're in the right place. We can't guarantee you a job in games, but we can give you advice on the different options you have that can increase your chances of getting your foot in the door. What are your options when you leave school?

Call of Duty sales surpass 175 million One copy of Call of Duty sold every two seconds on average since series' inception The Call of Duty series has sold 175m units, Activision has revealed ahead of this year's CoD Championship. The publisher has released an inforgraphic (below) that reveals the figure, along with a few gameplay stats. For instance, 100bn multiplayer matches have been played and 300bn grenades have been thrown in Call of Duty games over the last decade. The 2015 Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend (March 27th to 29th) in Los Angeles, and the entire event will be available to watch live online.

Computer Games Developer Job Information Page Content Computer games developer Hours30-40 per weekStarting salary£25,000 + per year If you love computer games and enjoy using your imagination, this could be ideal for you. Computer games developers produce games for PCs and games consoles. Monomyth Joseph Campbell's monomyth, or the hero's journey, is a basic pattern that its proponents argue is found in many narratives from around the world. This widely distributed pattern was described by Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949).[1] Campbell, an enthusiast of novelist James Joyce, borrowed the term monomyth from Joyce's Finnegans Wake.[2] Campbell held that numerous myths from disparate times and regions share fundamental structures and stages, which he summarized in The Hero with a Thousand Faces: A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.[3]

The Top 25 Public Companies Generated $54.1Bn Game Revenues in 2014, Up 10.4% Year-on-Year Amsterdam/San Francisco/Shanghai, 20 April 2014 – The top 25 public companies by game revenues generated $54.1Bn in 2014 and accounted for 65% of the total $83.6Bn games market, according to Newzoo’s latest public company performance review. The 10% annual growth rate is indicative of a healthy and dynamic global games industry. The top performers in 2014 were Tencent, Sony, EA, Apple, Google and Ubisoft. Chinese internet giant Tencent remains the unchallenged leader following another year of excellent growth: +37% while the game revenues of Candy Crush creator King surpassed those of Nintendo.

Job Roles in Computer Games Making a game is an extremely complex process; in order to successfully create titles and next-generation game play ideas, a wide range of expertise is needed. You can read about the wide variety of job roles and functions below demonstrating the breadth of skills needed to finish a game; from programming and art roles to marketing, sales and finance. Games Design Games Designers decide what a game consists of and how it plays, and they are often the people who come up with the idea in the first place. Game design is a complex activity requiring a combination of skills – design, management, scheduling, research etc. – and Designers need an understanding of all aspects of a game.

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