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Valve's Team Fortress 2 Gets the Virtual Reality Treatment with Oculus Rift ... - Hot Hardware

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Valve's Team Fortress 2 Gets the Virtual Reality Treatment with Oculus Rift ...

Via Benjamin Johnson
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Showing what is already happening now in the way of Virtual Reality and The Oculus Rift. This shows where the future of gaming and game development is heading. Certainly exciting time to be a gamer or game developer. Game companies are already starting to implement Visual Reality into their games and VR modes. 

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Benjamin Johnson's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:15 PM

Interesting. I guess the only way we'll know is to try it ourselves.

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The Video Game Revolution: "The Future of Video Gaming" by Michael Dolan | PBS

The Video Game Revolution: "The Future of Video Gaming" by Michael Dolan | PBS | The Future Of Game Developmenmt | Scoop.it

Video Game Revolution is the companion site to the PBS program.

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The gaming industry is more like television then the film industry, having many sub-classifications. These sub-classifications sometimes thrive and survive and sometimes they fail.

Online gaming and multiplayer gaming are and will continue to be the most successful gaming sub-classifications.  It is likely that some day in the future a developer will create a game that simulates what it is like to perform a real life ER. And just like television has been successful in the makeover phase it is possible there will be games that will make it possible for the user to create virtual models of there own home and for a fee have a professional come in and remake it or make changes to it so as to get an idea of what it might be like in Real Life and even what it may look like. 

Game developers have been restricted in creativity and production by available technology. This is changing as research is advancing, becoming cheaper and more available which is allowing for more and more creativity, ideas and concepts in the gaming industry.

More and more people are getting into gaming and it is up to the gamers to determine what they want to get out of games and the companies to spend the money and provide that.

Cross marketing is starting to become big as the music industries target younger audiences by marketing songs, putting them into games so the targeted audience will hear these songs. EG Songs in GTA V.

As more and more older people join the gaming community, companies are spending money to accommodate the wants of these gamers.

The bottom line is gaming will follow the money. Where the market is and moves to is where the companies will go. 

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Here’s what the future of video game development looks like

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As publishers look for ways to capitalize on the growing audience for games, their first step should be to rethink their teams and how they hire developers.
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Independent and upstart game developers are becoming more successful in the gaming industry.

Over the past few years physical game sales have decreased by a big amount and digital game sales have increased almost as much as physical games sales have decreased. Gaming is becoming more digital based. Game types and distribution models have been expanding and continuously shifting.

As a result game development teams have been evolving, becoming more agile, smaller and cost affective teams. Smaller teams working on smaller projects are less risky to publishers. They can assign smaller budgets and have much faster production cycles.  These companies will not stop making bigger name games but they will focus their bigger projects on making game titles that have already had major success in popularity and profit. Because small teams are now becoming more successful and can have big impact, some of the more successful developers now have the opportunity to follow their own personal creativity and become free agents.  

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Gabe Newell on the future of game development | News | Edge Online

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Minecraft and Garry’s Mod have shown us a glimpse of democratised development, says Valve boss.
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This page talks about the fact that in the future games are easier to develop and much cheaper. With game development cheaper and more accessible it will open up more opportunities for developers and designers to start on making games. 

It is likely that game companies will develop framework and tools for developers and the developers will create most of the content themselves. The companies will provide the platforms for developers to create games and allow them to make it. This will be crucial for the future of gaming as this content will be the basis for the next round of successful entertainment. 

This is very good for gamers and game developers as making the games will be cheap and the gamers themselves will be not only deciding what they want to get out of games but will be developing it. This gives gamers a lot more choice and options and makes for better more entertaining game experiences.

This makes me excited as a gamer and future developer. I will have the option to have my own input and be able to make my own games cheaply and have them accessible to millions of people and will have the chance to be very profitable. Also it will give me the chance to provide gamers with the content they want and gives me the chance to satisfy gamers by seeing what they develop which will allow me to see what other gamers want to get out of their games.

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Video games and performance art: the future of games development

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Performance artists and researchers are joining forces to create a new type of video game, further blurring the boundaries between real and virtual worlds.
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Performance artists in the UK and Aus are joining forces to create a new type of video game and pushing the boundaries even more between reality and the virtual world.

They are studying and researching movement based games. Some movement based games exist already but are not very advanced and there are not many.

They aim to bring together game developers, performance practitioners, and academics to explore new concepts in the design and creation of movement based games. These games are based on physical body movement rather than having a controller and pushing buttons. They are aiming to take a fresh look at it from the perspective of performing arts research and practice. They are looking at doing things such as location based games for example, games that are situated ‘in the wild’. 

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Future of Gaming: 5 Exciting Emerging Trends

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Technology evolves in amazingly rapid speeds. If you need any real observable proof of the speedy advancement of digital technology over the years, take a look at the gaming industry. From the very early years of black-and-white 2D games like Pong (1972) to the first 3D game, 3D Monster Maze ... Continue reading »
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Multiple devices allow extra features while playing games, such as commands, map viewing and being able to stop playing on one device and continue playing on another straight away.

Virtual Reality is making a comeback as it is now cheaper to research, hardware capability is forever increasing and being more advanced and powerful than ever before.

Open source gaming is making games more affordable, accessible and cheaper to develop. This is allowing for more creative developers and designers to step forward and have an input in the gaming industry.

Augmented gaming is allowing for devices to use the gamers’ surroundings as an game play environment. They are also using real time. An example of this is “DroidShooters”, a game on the Smartphone which makes droids appear all around the gamer and the gamer has to shoot them.

The future of gaming and game development is looking bright and it is an exciting time to be a part of it. It is changing in many ways and is becoming more accessible and cheaper to develop. It is allowing for more creativity and new developers and designers to step forward. Who knows what ideas we may see in the future. I for one am excited to be stepping into this industry and  more accessibility and cheaper development means even I have the chance to start developing and making video games. 

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