BCM215 comparison of console experience.

BCM 215 contextual blog part 3.

 

https://bodhitoddblog.wordpress.com/game-comparison/

My digital artefact has taken place as a blog post on my Word press site and an Instagram page to try and promote people to read about my game console analysis.

I have changed from my original idea of comparing gamer experience to real life as I don’t think it would have worked very well. I have now decided to compare the user experience of different consoles. At the moment I have compared Wii and Ps3 as that is what I have accessible. I did a survey on my dad playing Tiger Wood PGA tour golf 2012. The results where surprising for many different reasons.

My DA hasn’t had much traction online. I am unsure if this is because the game I am reviewing is 7 years old, no one plays on these consoles and people who play these games are probably not online.

I have made an Instagram account and used various hashtags to try and promote people to read my blog on my Word press site.

I plan to review other games and other consoles I have available to myself. I am planning to compare downloadable games with ps3 and iPhone alike versions of these games. I think this is an interesting topic as people who play Xbox don’t like people who play PlayStation. I think this relationship is similar to that of Ford and Holden fans.

Thanks guys.

 

2 comments

  1. Hi Bodhi,

    I think you’re on the right track for your DA, although like you said the games you choose to analyse needs some work. I definitely think that reviewing more up-to-date games will assist you in gaining more online traction.

    The first game that came to my mind is Mario Kart – a game I grew up playing both on the Wii and on my Nintendo DS. The game is now launching (tomorrow I believe on the 25th of September) on mobiles. This could be interesting to look into as it is a game many people have played, it’s also a lot more accessible and will be relevant to a larger audience than sporting games such as Tiger Wood PGA Tour Golf 2012. 

    I like the interview style format you have started to take with your DA, I think you could possibly support these style blog posts with video footage of the individuals playing the game and narrating what they do or how they feel. This sort of content could either be uploaded directly to your blog or put onto sites such as Twitch to expand your reach. Following on with the Mario Kart idea, it could be interesting to interview people about their experiences with the game in the past, and ask them to play the mobile versions and record the differences in game play. I believe this could be more relevant and on topic since its a new release of popular game. There is also a considerable community for Mario Kart on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/mariokart/) which could be a valuable network for you.

    In order to better address subject relevant materials you could incorporate a historical analysis of gaming hardware and software into your DA. C. Moores 2009 article on digital games distribution (would get you major brownie points), explores the prevalence of planned obsolesce within the industry. He notes that the video game industry operates in a close partnership with the hardware industry, and as such, software obsolesce directly contributes to hardware obsolescence. By creating a blog post which documents firstly the progression of gaming consoles and games over time but also the obsolesce involved within the process you could help establish a better rounded analytical framework within your DA.

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

    C. Moore’s (2009) article: http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/166

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  2. Hi Bodhi,

    I think you’re on the right track for your DA, although like you said the games you choose to analyse needs some work. I definitely think that reviewing more up-to-date games will assist you in gaining more online traction.
    The first game that came to my mind is Mario Kart – a game I grew up playing both on the Wii and on my Nintendo DS. The game is now launching (tomorrow I believe on the 25th of September) on mobiles. This could be interesting to look into as it is a game many people have played, it’s also a lot more accessible and will be relevant to a larger audience than sporting games such as Tiger Wood PGA Tour Golf 2012. 

    I like the interview style format you have started to take with your DA, I think you could possibly support these style blog posts with video footage of the individuals playing the game and narrating what they do or how they feel. This sort of content could either be uploaded directly to your blog or put onto sites such as Twitch to expand your reach. Following on with the Mario Kart idea, it could be interesting to interview people about their experiences with the game in the past, and ask them to play the mobile versions and record the differences in game play. I believe this could be more relevant and on topic since its a new release of popular game. There is also a considerable community for Mario Kart on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/mariokart/) which could be a valuable network for you.

    In order to better address subject relevant materials you could incorporate a historical analysis of gaming hardware and software into your DA. C. Moores 2009 article on digital games distribution (would get you major brownie points), explores the prevalence of planned obsolesce within the industry. He notes that the video game industry operates in a close partnership with the hardware industry, and as such, software obsolesce directly contributes to hardware obsolescence. By creating a blog post which documents firstly the progression of gaming consoles and games over time but also the obsolesce involved within the process you could help establish a better rounded analytical framework within your DA.

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

    C. Moore’s (2009) article: http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/166

    Like

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