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Platform Evalutation – Character Modelling

For the purposes of creating a character within 3DS max, I first began by watching the tutorial video series that another group member found on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbHNaRgSWoo&list=WLFAB6CCD5BFE114D9). This allowed me to create a simple humanoid model without too much difficulty; … Continue reading

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Group concept

For assignment two; I have joined up with another three students within the class in order to (attempt to) create a level using a variety of different programs (most notably 3DS Max & UDK). The level that we will be … Continue reading

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Platform Evaluation

With the new semester beginning, the work we’ve been given for platform evaluation (Our second year 3D module) is to create a (basic) level within UDK, using other programs like 3DS Max & Mudbox. The level should be using kismet … Continue reading

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A quick look at a few games that people criticize for having heavy stereotypes…

Looking at a few games in my collection, I’ve been thinking that quite a few of them get quite a bit of undeserved negative press. Often this comes from some of the ‘stereotypes’ shown within the games, & often this … Continue reading

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Essay Research Source: Media Smarts, Canada’s Centre for Media & Digital Literacy

An article done by Canada’s CMDL looks at problems which may arise from gender & racial stereotypes which may arise within video games & the impact they may have upon those who are subjected to them. The main point addressed … Continue reading

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Essay Research Source: Gender & Racial Stereotypes in Popular Video Games (authors, Yi Mou & Wei Peng)

The main focus of the essay which will be written will be on the gender & racial stereotypes often portrayed & encountered within video games. With video games being an ever expanding area of modern entertainment, more & more people … Continue reading

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Essay Research source: Visible Signs (author, David Crow)

As mentioned previously, stereotyping not only occurs in regards to how people perceive other people from different nationalities, appearances interests, etc.; but also in how people perceive almost anything, including in particular things such as imagery and visual stimuli. Although … Continue reading

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Essay Research source: Stereotypes, Cognition and Culture (author, Perry R. Hinton)

Stereotyping occurs without question on a daily basis virtually everywhere around the world. People make generalisations on people due to their age, gender, sex, ethnicity, hair colour & more. Generalisations are made on places based on a glance, & objects … Continue reading

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Stereotypes in videogames

The issue of stereotypes is one that admittedly, I usually try & avoid, as I find it can often be a sticky subject that someone almost always finds something to take offence with. But sometimes that not enough of a … Continue reading

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Avatars within Computer Games

The concept of avatars within computer gaming has existed for as long as computer games themselves, as the avatar is the character the player controls whilst playing; the manifestation of their will within the game as they play. Within computer … Continue reading

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