Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Video Game elements

Wolfenstien 3-D - FPS

  • Weapans
  • collecting ammo
  • Lives-Only have 3 lives
  • Score
  • Health-regain health by collecting food
  • Collectables
  • Boss fights
  • Enemies
  • Moving up a stage at the end at each level

Brutal Legend - Action Adventure, Real Time Stratagy

  • Health
  • Set commands
  • Attacks
  • Boss Fights
  • Open world
  • Cars and motorbikes
  • Upgrades for your Car
  • Special Attacks
  • Stage Battles-Real time stratagy
  • Map
  • Side Missions
  • Enemies
  • Supporting Characters can be used for Other special attacks
  • Sometimes the game has time limits.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Video Game Animator

Being an animator in the video game industry is something I would like to do for a living.
The main skills needed to be a good animator is to have skills in traditional animation (2D) and in modern computer animation (3D).
When you finally get a job being an animator in the future, for the first three years you can earn up to £28,500 a year. Then after those three years the next three you can earn a decent £41,000 a year.
Then the next three you can get around £46,000 a year.
If you get hired as a lead animator, your first three years you can earn around £49,000 a year and then after those or even longer you can earn an excellent £80,000 to a whopping £130,000 a year.

An animator's main talent is their imagination. You need to be very creative to be an animator, as you are brining the characters in the game to life.

But what does an animator do?
If working with 3D animation like in video games, first an animator will draw out the character they want to animate freehand and then they will scan them into the computer and manipulate them with the software on the computer.
To be a video game animator you need to be dedicated to spend long hours in front of the computer animating their characters and bringing them to life.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Bloody SONY!

Yesterday should of been an enjoyable day for as I had just bought a brand new SONY PSP go from game station. sadly it turned out to be really stressful.
When I got home from game station with my new PSP go I charged it, updated it, entered my PSN details and then it told me to deactivate 5 other PSPs before I could download anything. WTF!!!
Over the years I have had all the PSP models and some I have sold at game station and Ebay and some have broke.
But never have I been told at game station or by Sony to deactivate them.
So soon enough I'm on the phone to SONY UK and I'm talking to someone half way round the world and all she can tell me to deactivate the other PSPs.
Then I tell her that it's not humanly possible to do that as how can I track down a broken PSP from 3 years ago? Then she asks me if I can remember the products number at the bottom of the PSPs.
I say I can't as the product number is about 25 digits long.

Then I tell her I want to speak to someone higher constantly other and other again.
Then she says finally OK sir.
For then then him to tell me that it's going to take a week or two to deactivate the other PSPs.
So I said to him so basically I have spent £250 today and I can't do anything with it.
He says that is correct sir.
So I'm saying to him I'm getting my money back because this is useless and I'm getting a brand new Ipod touch because at least the ipod is more reliable.
He then says to me OK sir.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Today I made a google mail account and have been talking to Cameron, Jacob and Joe on it.
Also I have almost finished my Mario presentation and i'm proud of what I have done so far.
I can't wait for the new PSP go this weekend and i can't wait to play motor storm artic edge and gran trismo on it.