In this post I am going to write about games that have influenced the industry, the games I have chosen are…
Call of Duty Modern Warfare is the fourth installment of the Call of Duty series of video games. However this was the first game to include what would be he norm for the following games of the series. This game included the multiplayer function where player go against each other in combat, the game was published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward.
The series was designed to be played with gaming controllers, the different functions were carefully planned to work with controllers. The game was designed to appeal to people who are over the age of 18 but we all know that it’s not only people of that age. This was the game which mainly started the hype for the following Call of Duty games and meant that a younger audience was getting into the game, from then the games have started to become more bright and futuristic… moving away from the realistic setting of war that the first installments created. The games seem to keep their ratings but seem to cater to their younger audience. Moving away from that this years installment Call of Duty WWII moves back to the roots and puts player back into a setting of war.
Rockstar games have released some amazing games, Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV and Bully. However the game which came out with the most hype and controversy is Grand Theft Auto V. This game released 17 September 2013 for PS3 and XBOX 360 and made $18,000,000 revenue in the first 24 hours selling over 11,000,000 copies. The game came with praise from many people and criticism from others with the games having missions of torture and the image the game gives on women. Even Target removed the game from the shelves of 300 stores around America. With the game coming out before the release of the PS4 and the XBOX One the games were re-released on 18 November 2014 with the PC version being released on 14 April 2015.
The series is designed for people over 18 and Rockstar don’t hide that with the amount of guns, drug use and violence within the games. However they are currently making their games mainly for people who are under 18. GTA V has had the most criticism for the content in the game with claims of a bad image for women and even for a certain mission to be removed from the game. There is a mission in GTA V in which you kidnap someone and torture them for information, this was quickly noticed and was criticized by politicians and charity groups. Despite this the game is still going strong and is highly regarded as one of the best Grand Theft Auto games to be released.
Nintendo is one of the largest game companies in the world with it’s headquarters based in Kyoto, Japan. They originally started hand-making playing cards in 1889 when the company was founded. In the 1970s they started developing video games. They mainly made games that were 2D but in 1996 they released their first 3D platformer game, Super Mario 64.
The Mario series of games have always been catered towards a wide audience. They have always had simple mechanics