Storytelling in Gaming vs Storytelling in Literature Part 2

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Perhaps the most surprising genre that isn’t largely represented in gaming is crime. Yes, criminal actions are frequently seen in games like GTA, but it may surprise you to know that there aren’t many games that are regarded as being crime fiction per se. In 2010, there was Heavy Rain, and then LA Noire the following year. Since then, however, Her Story is the only title that comes to mind. Strange omission It’s a strange omission when you think that crime has a lot to offer the war, science fiction, and fantasy-based stories in terms of action-based storytelling. The issue might well be found in finding ways to make the […]

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Storytelling in Gaming vs Storytelling in Literature Part 1

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One-way stories simply don’t exist. The very moment that an audience engages with a story, they interpret it in their own way and it becomes a different version of the original story, That’s the case whether the story is told in a book, an audiobook, around a campfire, on the big screen, or in a game. Each audience member’s views and life experiences are on a collision course with the creator of the original story. Games are exciting as they’re still working out their form, experimenting with the technology and art, and pushing accepted boundaries. Not unlike 20th-century cinema, the medium is an immature one. There are numerous fantastic and […]

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Storytelling in Gaming Still in Early Days

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Gaming has been accused of being trivial, as well as shallow, when it comes to the art of storytelling. At least that’s the image it appears to have built. But if gaming really is so inconsequential and trivial, why is it that so many people not just play them but enjoy reading about them? Keeping tabs And why do they keep tabs on the latest news of publishers and developers and are on such a high when a game lives up to its hype or deflated when it fails to? Maybe there’s something to be said for spending time on those things that you enjoy. One of the biggest criticisms […]

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The Phenomenon That is Fortnite – Part 1

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There was little hoopla when a video game called Fortnite was released in July of 2017. Well, things sure have changed. Since then, it went on to become the world’s most popular video game. In fact, it’s nothing short of a cultural phenomenon, just like Star Wars and Minecraft before it. Only this one attracts players with a prize fund worth $100 million.

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The Situation with Cloud Gaming – Part 1

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Cloud gaming (playing games via a remote server as opposed to a local machine) is currently performing very well indeed. While such services like GameFly, OnLive, and G-cluster couldn’t keep up with the pace, larger firms such as EA, Microsoft, and Google are either working on their very own cloud-based gaming service or are believed to be in the middle of creating one. Firms such as Tencent are joining forces with other tech companies in order to build even better cloud gaming services. After all, we aren’t talking about a short-term fad expected to come and go. Cloud gaming in Netflix-like proportions might have sounded like just a dream only […]

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Gaming Industry – Newest Tab on YouTube Only For Gamers

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YouTube is a popular platform that allows a visitor to access videos that are posted by other users. The popular platform features the latest content about the gaming industry amongst other industries. Content kings who have accounts on YouTube have thousands and sometimes millions of followers who like to watch their videos. In 2015, YouTube released a separate and new app to meet the demand of its gaming audience. This app focused on relocating all the gaming videos and making it easier for users to find them. Recently, YouTube decided that stopping the app and adding the feature directly to the main YouTube page for gaming videos, was more effective. […]

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Using Your Mobile Phone as A Controller for Games – AirConsole

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Gamers, who have an old love for the classics like Super Mario, find AirConsole, a new platform based on browser games, as a great way to relive that old obsession. The AirConsole website allows your phone to become your controller, meaning that you don’t have to go diving into the storage closet for your old Nintendo game controllers. The games are free and allow several players to indulge in hours of gaming at no cost. AirConsole has begun a new sensation amongst gamers with promises to be extended. How to Transform Your Smartphone into a Controller Connecting your phone to the gaming platform is more straightforward than connecting a dedicated […]

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Australia Brings First Largescale eSport Tournaments to Melbourne

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The most popular sports and entertainment in the gaming industry are eSports. These tournaments combine technology and sports to provide the ultimate gaming experience. The Melbourne Park has been converted into every gamer’s haven for this purpose during the eSports tournament. The giant screens and the best gamers from all over Australia and the world are encouraged to come and participate in the experience. The latest technology when it comes to gaming is also available that no gamer can refuse. This will be the biggest gaming event in Australia as opposed to the Qudos Bank Arena tournament in Sydney. What to Expect at The Tournament While the Sydney version of […]

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Augmented Reality Games Come to Facebook

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Little did anyone think that social media would be the next hub for playing games that were once constrained to consoles. With the new PUBG game offering players the ability to play games on their mobile; Facebook integration with mobile games has now opened up possibilities for even more connectivity. Social Media and Gameplay Augmented Reality has been around for a while now especially with the Pokémon Go games that were introduced a few years back. Mobile users have been able to enhance and heighten gaming experiences with AR and the foundation was laid with Pokémon Go. Now, Facebook; the social media giant, has developed games for AR which can […]

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Microsoft at The Forefront – Xbox Controller for The Disabled

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For a few years now, Microsoft has been working with Able Gamers Charity and the Cerebral Palsy foundation to make their devices available for their disabled fans. This controller dawns a new era for providing the gaming experience to all people with limited mobility. All external switches and joysticks can be connected to this controller to create a custom controller for people who are differently enabled. The adaptive controller was designed and developed with a lot of feedback from the gaming community and after much research. The button remapping and profile customization can be done with the accessories app by Xbox too. The Evolution of The Adaptive Controller The evolution […]

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