Daniel Floyd, character animator from Animation Mentor (http://www.animationmentor.com/) has a serie on YouTube about Video Games.
The latest episode "Video Games and the Female Audience" is a must see, as I think it's really clever and does bring up some really valid points as how to handle the current situation.
Episode six in my series of video "lectures," with special guest star: Gamasutra's Leigh Alexander! I can be reached at floydo_animation at yahoo dot com. You can reach Leigh at leighalexander1 at gmail dot com.
- kirithem on YouTube
All URL's from 30/6/2009.
The female gamers are here and I agree with Daniel and Leigh; Let's try our best and not scare 'em off.
A while back a service called OnLive was introduced. Immediately afterwards several other companies came and said:
- Hey, we got something similar!
One of them was Dave Perry with GaiKai. The idea is that you can play games by streaming only the video and audio, having a super computer somewhere do the actual computing. Hence, you can play demanding games like Call of Duty on a low end netbook if you have the bandwith.
If this works well, it could pretty damn well revolutionize the entire gaming industry.
Perry has just posted a video of him demoing the GaiKai service. If it's the real deal and no Wizard of Oz-thing it's friggin' amazing!
This is just a simple demo of our Gaikai video game streaming technology working in a Firefox browser with no installs, no plug-ins. These retail games (selected because we think they are cool) are all being played on a remote server with a 800 mile round trip to my PC.
The games are unmodified and are completely virtualized so we can run multiple different games on the same server at the same time. One of the reasons the iPhone has over a billion downloads now, is because they made access really easy (click to download, click to play), we have managed to get our technology down to just the single "click to play" so you can play anywhere on the web (home, work, school, on the road), and the games can come to you (on a Facebook canvas page, Myspace, Flash sites etc.)
We will start buying bulk servers soon and after that, we will begin closed beta in California, so make sure to sign up at: www.gaikai.com if you want to help us out. My blog is at: www.dperry.com
(Links and embedd, 1/7/09)
Interresting video for many, me included about what veterans in the gaming industry think is important if you want to get into the biz and how they did.
From: http://media.video.ign.com/articles/956/956263/vids_1.html (2/3/09)
More eps to come, so keep your eyes on the site.