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Video games minecraft 02 03 18 1 and 2 history

  1. 1. Component 2 Evolving Media Section A: VIDEO GAMES Media Industries & Media Audiences
  2. 2. What you will need to know • You should be able to discuss the commercial context of the set text from independently owned to it’s acquisition by a ‘new media’ conglomerate (Microsoft.) You should be able to discuss the extent to which the set text is indicative of changes in media industries • You should be able to discuss the target audience for the set text and how it encourages audience participation. • You should be able to discuss how technology is used to distribute the game across a range of platforms.
  3. 3. STARTER
  4. 4. Which media came first? (+ approx. date) • RECORDED MUSIC • PRINT • TELEVISION • FILM • COMPUTER GAME • RADIO
  5. 5. Which media came first? • RECORDED MUSIC 1st PRINT 1605 Germany • TELEVISION • FILM • COMPUTER GAME • RADIO
  6. 6. Which media came first? 2nd RECORDED MUSIC Phonograph 1877 1st PRINT • TELEVISION • FILM • COMPUTER GAME • RADIO
  7. 7. Which media came first? 2nd RECORDED MUSIC 1st PRINT • TELEVISION 3rd FILM 1889 • COMPUTER GAME • RADIO
  8. 8. Which media came first? 2nd RECORDED MUSIC 1st PRINT • TELEVISION 3rd FILM • COMPUTER GAME 4th RADIO 1895 Edison/Marconi
  9. 9. Which media came first? 2nd RECORDED MUSIC 1st PRINT 5th TELEVISION 1930s/1950s 3rd FILM 1880s • COMPUTER GAME 4th RADIO
  10. 10. Which media came first? 2nd RECORDED MUSIC 1st PRINT 5th TELEVISION 3rd FILM 6th COMPUTER GAMES 1970’s 4th RADIO
  11. 11. Pong – the first video game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LsRGUOD HlQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I73oK9q-jk
  12. 12. • Most successful video game of all time?
  13. 13. • Most successful video game of all time? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1yQQZm7Vvc
  14. 14. Most successful video game of all time? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-VC37Qb2DA
  15. 15. • 2nd most successful video game of all time?
  16. 16. • 2nd most successful video game of all time? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rhYLe4Q-IU
  17. 17. Top 5 most successful videogames (Forbes 2016) 1. Tetris (495 million copies sold) 2. Minecraft (106.86 million) 3. Wii Sports (82.78 million) 4. Super Mario Bros. ( 40+ million) 5. Grand Theft Auto V (65 million)
  18. 18. Which generates the highest revenue? (makes the most money) • Music • Film/Video • Games
  19. 19. 2014 Global Income 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Videogames Film Music industry BillionsUS$ $83.6 Billion $36.4 Billion $15.06 Billion
  20. 20. • In fact, the video game industry is more successful than film and music put together. • According to polygon.com, global revenue for video games estimated at about $83.6 billion in 2014 alone. • In that same year, the film industry made $36.4 billion, according to MPAA. • Statista.com states the music industry made $15.06 billion. Although this seems very impressive, it should be taken with a grain of salt seeing as how the film industry revenue in these stats don't really account for DVD sales, streaming, etc.
  21. 21. World's most expensive video game? ?
  22. 22. Destiny World's most expensive video game cost more than £310 MILLION to make $75 million more than Avatar - Hollywood's most expensive blockbuster film to date Game was developed by studio Bungie, maker of the Halo franchise, and published by Activision, which is behind the Call of Duty series
  23. 23. History of videogames Changes in the industry Lesson 1
  24. 24. Videogame timeline • 1-8th generation and years • Arcade – Home PC – Console – handheld – smart phones • 1st video game • 1st games console • Released dates of Nintendo, SONY, Microsoft etc • First age rating • 1st hand held video game device • 2013 – big 3 releases!
  25. 25. 1972-1979 1980-85 1985-1990 1990-95
  26. 26. 1985-1999 2000 - 2001 2012-to date 2001 - 2011
  27. 27. Videogame timeline • 1-8th generation and years • Arcade – Home PC – Console – handheld – smart phones • 1st video game PONG • 1st games console 1972 with the Magnavox Odyssey • Released dates of Nintendo, SONY, Microsoft etc • First age rating • 1st hand held video game device • 2013 – big 3 releases!
  28. 28. 2013 – big 3 releases!
  29. 29. Age rating • The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) 1970s – 2012. The BBFC still classify all games featuring strong pornographic (R18-level) • In July 2012, the Video Standards Council - VSC Rating Board became the sole UK statutory video games regulator for the UK. The VSC Rating Board has been a PEGI Administrator since 2003 and subsequently uses the PEGI criteria to classify video games. • April 2003 PEGI set up
  30. 30. 1989 Nintendo Gameboy 1st handheld video game device
  31. 31. 1994 release
  32. 32. 2001 first Xbox (Microsoft)
  33. 33. 2006 - Wii
  34. 34. History of Minecraft Evolution. Independent to mainstream multimedia conglomerate Lesson 2 Evolution of Minecraft MineCon
  35. 35. The Story of Mojang and Markus ‘Notch’ Persson The Minecraft story 1 or 2 The Minecraft story 2 of 2 Why Notch sold Minecraft
  36. 36. History of Minecraft • Who is Markus ‘Notch’ Persson? • What nationality is he and his company? • What is his company called? • What is the advantage of an open source platform? • When was Minecraft available on-line? • What was the official release date of Minecraft? • When was the Microsoft take over? Price agreed?
  37. 37. History of Minecraft • Markus ‘Notch’ Persson • Swedish • Mojang • Platform – open source – ability to adapt by users • Available from Jan 2011 beta version (>1 million purchases in one month) • Official release Nov 2011 (16 million users/4 million purchases) • Microsoft take over 2014 $2.5 Billion
  38. 38. Video Game Industry Similar to the film industry Multi million budget Triple A Video games Independent cheap low budget
  39. 39. Video Game Industry Similar to the film industry Multi million budget Triple A Video games Independent cheap low budget 2014 Microsoft take over $2.5 billion
  40. 40. Independent cheap low budget Niche. For players with expert computing knowledge No commercial backers No advertising - word of mouth between gamers
  41. 41. Independent cheap low budget •2011 beta version > 1 million purchases in 1 month. •April 2011 est. US $33 million revenue •Nov 2011 Official release > 16 million users. •4 million purchases.. •2012 Xbox 360 and XBoxLive. •2013 Minecraft Pi – educational and novice versions.
  42. 42. Multi million budget Triple A Video games 2014 Microsoft take over $2.5 billion 2015 30 million copies sold in total To date > 121 million copies sold Purchasable over internet via PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Cross media content = $$$ and new customers reached
  43. 43. Multi million budget Triple A Video games 2014 Microsoft take over $2.5 billion Dec 2015 Nintendo downloadable copies on sale June 2016 Nintendo physical copies available May 2017 Nintendo Switch version Sept 2017 Nintendo 3DS downloadable Minecraft Storymode (TellTale Games via Steam)
  44. 44. Microsoft smart phones Xbox consoles Digital versions of same game for different device Windows 10 O/S Download through Microsoft Cloud server Microsoft Realms PROMOTING MICROSOFT BRANDS
  45. 45. Microsoft smart phones Xbox consoles Digital versions of same game for different device Windows 10 O/S Download through Microsoft Cloud server Microsoft Realms PROMOTING MICROSOFT BRANDS
  46. 46. Microsoft smart phones Xbox consoles Digital versions of same game for different device Windows 10 O/S Download through Microsoft Cloud server Microsoft Realms PROMOTING MICROSOFT BRANDS

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