Video games, consoles, competition, and gaming are some of the biggest industries around. Some have noted that if the 60s were the best years of television, the 80s were the golden years of epic movies and the 2010s are the era of the video game. There is now more money and investment poured into games than there ever has been in large, blockbuster movies. Most all of technological innovation is happening in the video game industry. All of the best minds flock there, because that is where the money is.
The money in the industry was clear in the recent E3 conference where all of the biggest players congregate to tout their new products. Microsoft was the first to show off their product with their new game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Call of Duty has brought Microsoft billions of dollars of sales worldwide because it is so intensely popular. This time around the game features a digitized Kevin Spacy and better graphics, more violence and warfare, so it was a splashy way to kick off the conference. It seems like a trend in video games to become closer and closer to real life, so that we are at the point that we are simply manipulating movie plots and characters. After Microsoft came Sony.
To warm up their audience, they offered a bunch of free beer and fried foods before they opened the doors to their event. When the doors opened they revealed their highly anticipated game, Destiny for PlayStation. This game is the largest open world game of its kind and it took over 500 people to create it. One of those was Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones, who narrated the trailer. The plot of this interactive game is set at the end of earth’s intergalactic golden age. It promises to be exciting and it is up to the players to determine what will happen in their games. The evolution of video games seems to be making them as realistic and completely interactive in the case of emersion as possible.
from Douglas MacFaddin’s Video Game and Media Page http://ift.tt/1j1sNBa