A sophisticated critical take on contemporary game culture that reconsiders the boundaries between gamers and games. This book is not about the future of video games. It is not an attempt to predict the moods of the market, the changing profile of gamers, the benevolence or malevolence of the medium. This book is about those predictions. It is about the ways in which the past, present, and future notions of games are narrated and negotiated by a small group of producers, journalists, and gamers, and about how invested these narrators are in telling the story of tomorrow. This new title from Goldsmiths Press by Paolo Ruffino suggests the story could be told another way. Considering game culture, from the gamification of self-improvement to GamerGate's sexism and violence, Ruffino lays out an alternative, creative mode of thinking about the medium: a sophisticated critical take that blurs the distinctions among studying, playing, making, and living with video games. Offering a series of stories that provide alternative narratives of digital gaming, Ruffino aims to encourage all of us who study and play (with) games to raise ethical questions, both about our own role in shaping the objects of research, and about our involvement in the discourses we produce as gamers and scholars. For researchers and students seeking a fresh approach to game studies, and for anyone with an interest in breaking open the current locked-box discourse, Future Gaming offers a radical lens with which to view the future.
The Rand Strategy Assessment Center and the Future of Simulation and Gaming
"This paper was originally presented at a meeting of the Section for Military Studies of the International Studies Association at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana on November 9, 1985. It describes the RAND Strategy Assessment Center's (RSAC) game-structured interactive simulation system in which functions of the traditional "Red," "Blue," and "Control" teams can be taken over partially or completely by automated decision models. It then discusses the roles of simulation and gaming in the training of officers and their impact on policy and strategy. It suggests that the analytic results of RSAC exercises should be very useful for enriching and extending the context of appropriately designed and implemented games, thereby enhancing their value as artificial experience."--Rand abstracts.
The anthology is a retrospective as well as an extrapolated speculation of the future of experimental planning games (gaming). The book is based on Richard Duke's reference volume "Gaming: The Future's Language" (1974) and looks at the past, present and specifically at the future of gaming in terms of the central idea of Duke's work. The authors Duke and Kriz document the history and the practical knowledge, as well as the current state of technology of gaming and offer new impulses for current and future developments. The volume addresses anyone involved with the topic of gaming in the areas of politics, strategy, education, management and other areas.
Als Richard Duke sein Buch "Gaming: The Future's Language" 1974 veröffentlichte, war er ein Pionier für die Entwicklung und Anwendung von Planspielen in Politik, Strategieentwicklung und Management. Das Buch wurde zu einem viel zitierten Standardwerk. 2014 feiert die von Richard D. Duke gegründete International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA) ihr 45-jähriges Bestehen. Gleichzeitig legt Richard D. Duke eine überarbeitete Auflage seines Klassikers vor.
This essay sheds light on the future of the video game industry and explicates how emerging technologies will revolutionize the video game industry. Moreover, why Esports have become popular is delineated in this essay. Furthermore, how to earn substantial money online so that you can afford to procure your own modern video games is expounded upon in this essay. The future of the video industry will not only be characterized by dynamism as it continues to metaphorically evolve, but will also be eminently auspicious for video game publishers, video game developers, and customers. The future of the video game industry will be more grandiose than ever envisioned, especially as emerging technologies further revolutionize the behemoth video game industry. In other words, the future of the video game industry will not be solely limited to shovelware mobile games pervading the video game industry. "The global gaming market was valued at $151,550,000,000 in 2019 and is expected to reach a value of $256,970,000,000 by 2025, registering a compound annual growth rate of 9.17% over the forecast period of 2020-2025. Game developers across emerging economies are continually striving to enhance gamer's experience, launching, and rewriting codes for diverse console/platforms, such as PlayStation, Xbox, and Windows PC, which are incorporated into one product provided to the gamers through the cloud platform. The emergence of cloud gaming" ("Gaming Market - Growth," n.d.) has helped to substantially drive video game industry growth. In the coming years, cloud gaming, mobile gaming, PC gaming, and even console gaming will become all the more prevalent. "Recent advances in advanced cloud technology have turned the idea of cloud gaming into reality. In cloud gaming, the server, where all the games are stored, does all the computation work, which includes game scene rendering, game logic processing video encoding, and video streaming" ("Gaming Market - Growth," n.d.). The rising popularity of Esports, gaming streams, and gameplay videos have also contributed to the growth of the behemoth video game industry. It stands to preponderantly reason that the future of the video game industry will not only allow the video game industry to reach an unprecedented pinnacle of success, but will also attract more competitors to enter the sizable video game industry. In the coming years, similarly to video streaming subscription services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, customers will have more video game streaming subscription services available to them with a broader selection of titles to choose from playing. In other words, for a monthly subscription fee of $5-$10 per month, customers will be able to have the option to stream a myriad of video games on their consoles or their PCs. In the coming years, video game streaming subscription services will not be limited to "Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Now, Geoforce Now" ("The Impact Of," 2019), and Google Stadia. "This new sector is also seen as a serious competitor for the traditional game market" ("The Impact Of," 2019). The traditional game market is no longer the utmost lucrative segment of the sizable video game industry. The future of the video game industry will offer far more to customers than merely just traditional console games. The future of the video game industry will also offer more to gamers than "virtual reality and augmented reality" (Koss, 2020) video game experiences. In 2019, the video game industry generated over $6,300,000,000 in revenue (Koss, 2020) from "augmented reality and virtual reality" (Koss, 2020) video games. Much to the relief of gamers, "companies are busy making virtual reality experiences more consumer-friendly, and it is only a matter of time before both the weight and price of virtual reality headsets drop" (Koss, 2020). Augmented reality video games on the other hand do not require a bulky headset to play and allow gamers to "interact with reality" (Koss, 2020).
Use Video Games to Drive Innovation, Customer Engagement, Productivity, and Profit! Companies of all shapes and sizes have begun to use games to revolutionize the way they interact with customers and employees, becoming more competitive and more profitable as a result. Microsoft has used games to painlessly and cost-effectively quadruple voluntary employee participation in important tasks. Medical schools have used game-like simulators to train surgeons, reducing their error rate in practice by a factor of six. A recruiting game developed by the U.S. Army, for just 0.25% of the Army’s total advertising budget, has had more impact on new recruits than all other forms of Army advertising combined. And Google is using video games to turn its visitors into a giant, voluntary labor force--encouraging them to manually label the millions of images found on the Web that Google’s computers cannot identify on their own. Changing the Game reveals how leading-edge organizations are using video games to reach new customers more cost-effectively; to build brands; to recruit, develop, and retain great employees; to drive more effective experimentation and innovation; to supercharge productivity…in short, to make it fun to do business. This book is packed with case studies, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. It is essential reading for any forward-thinking executive, marketer, strategist, and entrepreneur, as well as anyone interested in video games in general. In-game advertising, advergames, adverworlds, and beyond Choose your best marketing opportunities--and avoid the pitfalls Use gaming to recruit and develop better employees Learn practical lessons from America’s Army and other innovative case studies Channel the passion of your user communities Help your customers improve your products and services--and have fun doing it What gamers do better than computers, scientists, or governments Use games to solve problems that can’t be solved any other way
My Gaming Journal Video Games Notebook and Tracker
★ My Gaming Journal - Video Games Notebook and Tracker ★ Gamers Journal Designed To Record Current and Future Gaming Much more than just a lined note book, this new planner contains a guided interior which helps you track and record the games you play and the progress you make within them. What You Will Find Inside Account Information Details - Record any login in details for any platform or developer accounts. Game Completion Log - Tick or date when you have completed the story or when you have completed the game to your satisfaction if there are extras and additional gameplay. Achievement Tracker - Log and track progress towards in-game or platform trophies and achievements. Game Tracker Symbols. Ambiguous Unicode symbols which you may use to identify notes made on a game. Game Notes and Tracking Pages - 80 dotted-grid pages, free for you to record any information you wish. Some examples are given below. Future Games Wishlist - Write down the games you would like to own or play in the future. As mentioned above, this notebook not only contains guided templates, but also has 80 pages free for you to construct your own game tracking templates and notes. The open dot-matrix grid interior gives you the flexibility to track the games you play. Use these pages to record: Quest and mission progression Time spent on gaming To do lists Reminders Strategy notes Statistics and specific accomplishments Difficulties and challenges Campaigns and adventures Character and profession development Items to memorize Collectibles Mapping Hints, tips and time-savers Cheats Friend's and follower information Farming areas and techniques Things to share online Things to search online (help required etc) You may use the example symbol page given to help reference each game you play. Place that symbol in the top corner of the page, so you know what game that page concerns! You can use this planner for a variety of different games including RPGs and MMORPGs, tactical and strategy, action-adventure, openworld and sandbox explorations, shooters, survival, simulation, educational and many more. Also suitable as a great supplementary gift for a gamer or a game loving friend or relative. 100 Pages. Size 7x10 Inches ★ Never lose track of what you accomplished. Get My Gaming Journal Now! ★