Gaming Roundup 8/11/08: Everybody Wins

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BaggerX

    * Young Heavy Gamers: 22%
    * Secondary Gamers: 20%
    * Console Games: 17%
    * Offline PC Gamers: 15%
    * Online PC Gamers: 14%
    * Avid PC Gamers: 9%
    * Extreme Gamers: 3%

Ok, so do they even define these categories, or did they just make this stuff up as they went?

Do "Avid PC Gamers" not fit into either "Offline PC Gamers" or "Online PC Gamers" categories for some reason? 

Why are PC Gamers divided by whether they play offline or online, while console gamers are using some other criteria?

This report is some sort of joke, right?  It looks completely arbitrary.

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BLACKCELL

The term innovation may refer to both radical and incremental changes in thinking, in things, in processes or in services. Invention
that gets out in to the world is innovation.

 

ok with that being said what is the process for innovation?

 

The innovation process has 4 steps:
1)Idea creation
2)Initial experimentation
3)Feasibility determination
4)Final application

All steps require organizational support.

 

so in the terms of gammers, it could be anything, everygame that has come out has either been new, or adding or taking something form an old game, and being rehashed as new. I think it's important, as a kid I used to love consoles, but as a adult, I love the PC, the innovations at thoese time, were MMOS's and FPS's ever play quake 2's 64 player maps? yea thoese were the days. but now anything that hassent been done before gets the seal of innovations, what does qualyfy as being innovative? a new game system or what the software does? it's like saying the PC was great but now we have consoles!!! 

I just whish there was some kind of unification of the 2, now that would be great, make a OS strickly for gammers, stick it all on one hardware, and keep it updated, fixed and with lots of software to do anything possible. but then again that would only be in my dreams....

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BLACKCELL

The term innovation may refer to both radical and incremental changes in thinking, in things, in processes or in services. Invention
that gets out in to the world is innovation.

 

ok with that being said what is the process for innovation?

 

The innovation process has 4 steps:
1)Idea creation
2)Initial experimentation
3)Feasibility determination
4)Final application

All steps require organizational support.

 

so in the terms of gammers, it could be anything, everygame that has come out has either been new, or adding or taking something form an old game, and being rehashed as new. I think it's important, as a kid I used to love consoles, but as a adult, I love the PC, the innovations at thoese time, were MMOS's and FPS's ever play quake 2's 64 player maps? yea thoese were the days. but now anything that hassent been done before gets the seal of innovations, what does qualyfy as being innovative? a new game system or what the software does? it's like saying the PC was great but now we have consoles!!! 

I just whish there was some kind of unification of the 2, now that would be great, make a OS strickly for gammers, stick it all on one hardware, and keep it updated, fixed and with lots of software to do anything possible. but then again that would only be in my dreams....

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gatorXXX

I lost my six pack due to gaming. Now I have a four pack my wife says!

Innovation is a weighted word but it is what the world revolves around. The wheel , cumbustion engine, computing, and so forth are all innovations. In gaming, innovation can be simple but not easily rendered but it is all in how you look at it. Too me, innovation can be more than great graphics on a run n gun shoot em up. But I'm talking about game play. Heres some examples:

1. world in conflict: the added ability to jump into a helicopter, tank, etc., and it becomes a FPS while still being able to command like an RTS.

2. call of duty 4: the ability to actually destroy buildings(and kill enemies inside),destroy walls, when bombs hit, they leave craters and it stays that way through the entire 5 minutes of online play making it totaly immersible and real.

I do realize that makes for serious programming and would make most people have to buy new hardware to fulfill the requirements, but thats innovation to me. Adding a few new maps, new monsters, and a couple of new weapons doesn't make for innovation or even a better experience.

 

 

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Keith E. Whisman

"* Young Heavy Gamers: 22%"

Is this a physical description? Young Heavy as in Young and fat?

Just kidding....

Great article

 

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