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Wrote another article on TubeBlogger. Don’t do much of my own writing there any more.

Make Money in Online Games – Yes You Can.

Simply sharing two games where you can make real moneys, legally. No BS!. I’m not saying it’s ‘easy’ Check it out.

Spoiler: EVE online and Second life.

Many things can be said about video games as one of the latest forms of storytelling.

Certainly some people would say video game is the best story telling medium. As it is both interactive and can have the same visual effects that film/video can, sometimes better. But it is opinion still, that interaction makes stories better, or that real human characters make stories better in film.

The challenge of making books into movies has often been great, and we have finally reached a point where things like Lord of the Rings is possible. And it’s safe to say most books are possible as films (or games) one way or another, if anyone cares enough and has enough money. Sometimes however, because of length and other things, they’re not always viable as films, but maybe series, TV shows, or games.

In a video game there are more options for including more of the details described in the book, without making a “too long” story, as is often the case with video.

How would you tell a story like this in a book?

I wonder, is there any story that is better told in a video game than any other medium?

The whole storyline of “Bioshock: Infinite” would have to be a pretty long book. Even though the game is only a few hours long. In order to describe all the details etc. the book could be very long. Definitely the game series Fallout and Elder Scrolls would be long books. The games themselves include big worlds to explore, which can take days/weeks, though the main storyline can be completed in hours.

In video games you can tell such stories, with an immense amount of data and detail that is optional, and adds a lot of richness to the story whether the player explores the optionals or not. Since they are in the background and define the virtual world.

The main strength of video games is that they can tell a story with variables. With multiple endings etc. and with optionals to explore.

Gamification

Theres an increasing interest in gamifying certain tasks to make them less boring. And it’s also increasingly common for movies to have game apps, facebook apps. or some form of game related to the story.

I think as time progresses, more parts of daily entertainment will involve some gamification.  And also more of the tasks will.

At one point virtual worlds will probably be the most popular form of entertainment. And many entertainers will see there’s more money to be made in virtual worlds.

Especially big entertainment companies will, I believe, eventually there’s more incentive and money to be made in virtual worlds because the average fan spends more on entertainment in a virtual world.  And it will probably be true whether it’s an interactive story or not, I believe 2D video will become a less popular form.

We constantly run into NPCs (non-playable characters) who have routines – they have places to be, things to do, and so on. Skyrim is Stupid
They have many different things they want to tell you as you’re walking by, and it’s not always related to what really needs to be done. It’s often funny or too stupid for the situation.

read more on Tubeblogger –Those silly Big-World games like Skyrim – Tubeblogger.

Playing The Kinect

Posted: April 6, 2012 in About Me, Video Games
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I’ve had some fun with the Kinect the first few weeks of playing. Though I’ve already stopped playing these few games. Need some new ones. I do look really excited about playing Adventures here: Playing Kinect Adventures

Had to put some pillows while playing with Nate. The pillows were mostly for me =D

Reflex+Ridge-Collector-Free+Play-17-03-2012

This free downloadable game “I am Super” was worth playing around with if just to make this video:

A screenshot of #WoW

Posted: April 5, 2012 in Digital Media, Video Games
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On of many awesome screenshots I’ve been collecting on the pinboard “World of Games”

Source: neoseeker.com World of Warcraft screenshot, via Nicko on Pinterest