Answer these questions while watching the following video clips. (Note: you can make a copy of the questions to keep in your own Google Docs folder by clicking File, then Make a Copy in the Docs menu)
Idea Spark Videos (watch these first)
Choose your a home video game console that interests you.
Create an online presentation (something that you can embed in your website) describing a historical game console system. Describe how it has evolved from the original version to the current version, and any other interesting facts you think are worth describing.
For PS4, XBox, and Wii - please take time to describe the invention of movement controllers (Move, Kinnect, Wii, etc) and how movement control has revolutionized game-play.
Consider questions like:
How did the Wii go from being the top selling system to just a memory in such a short time? Why wasn't Nintendo able to capitalize and keep their momentum? What types of online frameworks are now needed to make a console a success?
How has the sales model for games changed in recent years with all the new types of additional expansion packs and similar add-on expenses.
What will the next 5-10 years of gaming look like?
You should aim for 7-10 slides.
Suggested presentation platforms:
Time Magazine: History of Video Game Consoles
Evolution of Home Video Game Consoles
Some suggested unique consoles of interest:
Due date: Friday
Finished work should be submitted to your online portfolio
Extension Viewing (watch one part each day)
Part 1 (8mins)
Part 2 (8 mins)
Part 3 (9 mins)