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mardi 15 décembre 2009

Video games and their dematerialization

Youpilol, aujourd'hui j'ai fait un exposé en Anglais. Comme prévu dans le keikaku (Keikaku signifie toujours plan), je n'ai plus qu'une seule chose à faire : LE POSTER ICI !!!111!1!111!111!!!1 (Légèrement modifié parce que bon c'est pas tout à fait la même chose de faire de l'oral et de l'écrit, hein. Et sans images. Parce que de un elles sont moches, et de deux j'ai la flemme. D'ailleurs blâmez le serveur utilisé par Scylaax pour la disparition du menu, en parlant de ça.)

Alors ouais il va y avoir redondance et je ne garantis pas non plus que ma grammaire soit de qualité, mais bon, mondialiser l'UTL, c'est ce qui s'appelle un epic serious buisness.

SO LET'S START, SHALL WE ?

Today, my presentation will be about the dematerialization of video games.

The main game consoles which are sold nowadays are the Wii, the Playstation 3, the Nintendo DSi, the Xbox 360 and the PSP. For a long time, games were sold on cartridges or discs.

Today, this type of support still exists, but all the games consoles you can see here have another function : They connect themselves to wi-fi, and the owner of one of these consoles can buy and download his games at home.

The PSP Go, the last console of Sony, go far away the other games makers : This new type of Portable Playstation can’t read UMDs (PSP's discs, in a way) anymore.

The PSP Go is made for download.

Downloading is possible on PC too. With Steam, which is for example the only distributor of Valve games, and which have a partnership with LucasArts, you can buy games which are not available on discs.
This is a great opportunity for independents games too, like Braid, World of Goo or Audiosurf.
This new type of consumerism is very advantageous for the customer, because the prices of the games are less than if they were on store.

This is advantageous for the producers too, because they can better protect their games against hacking.
The only problem is for the sellers: If the games are more and more sold by this way, video games shops will inevitably close their doors and the people who worked at this place will be unemployed.
Moreover, the market of occasion will disappear too: It is competed by the internet and by the remakes of old games.

1 commentaire :

  1. Assez simple comme exposé... Mais bon, la moitié de ma classe (ATS) n'en serait pas capable :p

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