Released on 2021-05-24Categories Games & Activities

Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440870200

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 1288

View: 392

Now in its second edition, the Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming is the definitive, go-to resource for anyone interested in the diverse and expanding video game industry. This three-volume encyclopedia covers all things video games, including the games themselves, the companies that make them, and the people who play them. Written by scholars who are exceptionally knowledgeable in the field of video game studies, it notes genres, institutions, important concepts, theoretical concerns, and more and is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of video games of its kind, covering video games throughout all periods of their existence and geographically around the world. This is the second edition of Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming, originally published in 2012. All of the entries have been revised to accommodate changes in the industry, and an additional volume has been added to address the recent developments, advances, and changes that have occurred in this ever-evolving field. This set is a vital resource for scholars and video game aficionados alike. Explores games, people, events, and ideas that are influential in the industry, rather than simply discussing the history of video games Offers a detailed understanding of the variety of video games that have been created over the years Includes contributions from some of the most important scholars of video games Suggests areas of further exploration for students of video games
Released on 2021-08-26Categories Art

Game Dev Stories Volume 1

Game Dev Stories Volume 1

Author: David L. Craddock

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000433920

Category: Art

Page: 190

View: 216

Game Dev Stories: Interviews About Game Development and Culture Volumes 1 and 2 are a collection of interviews from renowned author David L. Craddock as he explores all corners of the video game industry. Collected from the author's archives, Game Dev Stories gathers conversations with individuals from all corners of the industry: Who they are, the paths they paved, and their contributions to this multibillion-dollar industry. This text offers viewpoints from well-known individuals like John Romero, Tom Hall, and Matt Householder. From artists and writers to programmers and designers, Game Dev Stories offers amazing insights and understanding to what occurs behind the screens of your favorite games and may help inspire future game developers in pursuing their dreams. Author Bio David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of over a dozen nonfiction books about video game development and culture, including the bestselling Stay Awhile and Listen series, Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room, and fiction for young adults, including The Dumpster Club and Heritage: Book One of the Gairden Chronicles. Find him online @davidlcraddock on Twitter.
Released on 2016-01-01Categories Business & Economics

Media/Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media

Media/Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media

Author: Shirley Biagi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305890367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 253

From media history to today's rapid-fire changes, MEDIA/IMPACT: AN INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA, 12th Edition takes you on a tour of the events, people, money, and technologies that have shaped the mass media industries. Known for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, the book thoroughly explores how today's mass media are converging as well as provides comprehensive coverage of the legal, ethical, social, and global issues facing the mass media industries every day. The twelfth edition focuses on convergence--how the mass media industries are intersecting to deliver content and how audiences are adapting to the new mass media marketplace. It also gives readers an insider's look at what it's like to work in each industry. In addition, it offers new coverage of digital delivery, net neutrality, media industry consolidation, social media, mobile media, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Released on 2010Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Animation

Animation

Author: Ferguson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438132495

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 225

View: 741

Guides students on the path to a career working in the field of animation. Job profiles include animators, college professors, directors, and editors.
Released on 2022-07-30Categories Computers

Game Dev Stories

Game Dev Stories

Author: David L. Craddock

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000520248

Category: Computers

Page: 388

View: 618

Game Dev Stories: Interviews About Game Development and Culture Volumes 1 and 2 are a collection of interviews from renowned author David L. Craddock as he explores all corners of the video game industry. Collected from the author's archives, Game Dev Stories gathers conversations with individuals from all corners of the industry: Who they are, the paths they paved, and their contributions to this multibillion-dollar industry. This text offers viewpoints from well-known individuals like John Romero, Tom Hall, and Matt Householder. From artists and writers to programmers and designers, Game Dev Stories offers amazing insights and understanding to what occurs behind the screens of your favorite games and may help inspire future game developers in pursuing their dreams.
Released on 2006Categories Business & Economics

Plunkett's Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac 2006: The Only Complete Guide to the Technologies and Companies Changing the Way the World Shares En

Plunkett's Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac 2006: The Only Complete Guide to the Technologies and Companies Changing the Way the World Shares En

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781593920517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 581

View: 587

The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.
Released on 2018-12-04Categories History

Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

Author: Meagan Marie

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241395066

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 355

Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play is a celebration of female accomplishments in the video game industry, ranging from high-level executives to programmers to cosplayers. This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped to establish the industry, women who disrupted it, women who fight to diversify it, and young women who will someday lead it. Featuring household names and unsung heroes, each individual profiled is a pioneer in their own right. Key features in this book include: *100 Professionals of Play: Interviews and Special Features with 100 diverse and prominent women highlighting their impact on the gaming industry in the fields of design, programming, animation, marketing, voiceover, and many more. *Pro Tips: Practical and anecdotal advice from industry professionals for young adults working toward a career in the video game industry. *Essays: Short essays covering various topics affecting women in gaming related careers, including "Difficult Women: The Importance of Female Characters Who Go Beyond Being Strong," "NPC: On Being Unseen in the Game Dev Community," and "Motherhood and Gaming: How Motherhood Can Help Rather Than Hinder a Career." *"A Day in the Life of" Features: An inside look at a typical day in the gaming industry across several vocations, including a streamer, a voice actor, and many more.
Released on 2020-10-06Categories Business & Economics

One Up

One Up

Author: Joost van Dreunen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231552219

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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What explains the massive worldwide success of video games such as Fortnite, Minecraft, and Pokémon Go? Game companies and their popularity are poorly understood and often ignored from the standpoint of traditional business strategy. Yet this industry generates billions in revenue by thinking creatively about digital distribution, free-to-play content, and phenomena like e-sports and live streaming. What lessons can we draw from its major successes and failures about the future of entertainment? One Up offers a pioneering empirical analysis of innovation and strategy in the video game industry to explain how it has evolved from a fringe activity to become a mainstream form of entertainment. Joost van Dreunen, a widely recognized industry expert with over twenty years of experience, analyzes how game makers, publishers, and platform holders have tackled strategic challenges to make the video game industry what it is today. Using more than three decades of rigorously compiled industry data, he demonstrates that video game companies flourish when they bring the same level of creativity to business strategy that they bring to game design. Filled with case studies of companies such as Activision Blizzard, Apple, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Microsoft, Nexon, Sony, Take-Two Interactive, Tencent, and Valve, this book forces us to rethink common misconceptions around the emergence of digital and mobile gaming. One Up is required reading for investors, creatives, managers, and anyone looking to learn about the major drivers of change and growth in contemporary entertainment.
Released on 2007-10Categories Business & Economics

The Almanac of American Employers 2008

The Almanac of American Employers 2008

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781593920951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 718

View: 472

Looking for jobs and careers with top American employers--the companies that are recruiting and hiring today? Do you want employment with top salaries, benefits, stock options and advancement opportunities? The Almanac of American Employers leads job seekers to the 500 best, largest, and most successful companies that are hiring in America. From new college graduates, to top executives, to first time employees seeking companies recruiting entry level workers, job seekers rely on our complete profiles of the 500 fastest-growing, major corporate employers in America today--companies creating the best job opportunities. This immense reference book includes hard-to-find information, such as benefit plans, stock plans, salaries, hiring and recruiting plans, training and corporate culture, growth, new facilities, research & development, fax numbers, toll-free numbers and Internet addresses. We rate over 100 firms as "Hot Spots" for job openings and advancement opportunities for women and minorities. In addition, The Almanac of American Employers includes a job market trends analysis and 7 Keys For Research for job openings. We give indices by career type, locations, industry and much more. Whether you're a new college graduate seeking the best salaries, training and advancement opportunities, or an experienced executive doing corporate research to find companies with the best benefit plans and stock options, The Almanac of American Employers is your complete reference to today's hottest companies. Both printed book and eBook purchasers can receive a free copy of the database on CD-ROM, enabling export of employer contacts, phone numbers and addresses.
Released on 2019-03-05Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Ultimate Unofficial Survival Tactics for Fortniters: Mastering Game Settings for Victory

Ultimate Unofficial Survival Tactics for Fortniters: Mastering Game Settings for Victory

Author: Jason R. Rich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510744622

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 586

The Essential Guide to Maximizing Your Settings in Fortnite Battle Royale! Unlock a plethora of gaming tips and strategies to achieve victory! Ultimate Unofficial Survival Tactics for Fortnite Battle Royale: Mastering Game Settings for Victory explains to readers what each customizable setting within the game is used for and helps gamers fine-tune these settings to meet their unique needs. This full-color, unofficial guide will focus on customizing the game’s options and settings when playing on a PC or Mac, console-based gaming system, and/or on a mobile device. Using easy-to-understand explanations, along with hundreds of full-color screenshots, Ultimate Unofficial Survival Tactices for Fortnite Battle Royale: Mastering Game Settings for Victory will quickly become an indispensable resource for gamers looking to enhance and fully personalize their gaming experience. Learn the best uses for the 100+ user-customizable options in the game Fine-tune the game’s settings to enhance your gaming style, experience, and strengths as a player Improve your performance by mastering the settings that fit your game-play