Since I was little, games as an application of entertainment has grown from an insignificant past time into becoming the worldwide phenomenon it’s today. As a child of the eighties, new technologies were very common place in the average household like the main one I lived in. These new inventions – like the VHS and later DVD, CD-player and MP3 or the home computer – were all important steps into changing just how we live and spend our lives today. None of those however seem to have had exactly the same radical impact on people as games have. Nowadays, children and adults alike from all walks of life, spend countless hours adventuring and playing. Although portable music players are noticed everywhere and television is greater than ever, doing offers is the one that I think involves us the most.
I have now been documenting games in movies since in 2003 and among the most important changes I’ve seen to date is just how games are featured in movies and television. Back in the early eighties, when home consoles and arcade games were in one of their biggest peaks, games in movies were often shown as a area of the youth culture. Kids of the eighties loved to invest their time at shopping malls or at junk food restaurants and this was often the spot for arcades.
Nowadays, virtually every single TV show and a big number of movies have product placed consoles, handhelds or games in them. Arcades are extremely rare, but somehow virtually every kid seem to keep yourself updated of, or, are playing video games. They often learn about game companies like Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft as well as bigger franchises like as an example Mario, World of Warcraft or Halo. Also, in regards to product placement it’s almost certainly always among the big three that are shown – Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft. This isn’t so strange because they are the key manufacturers of home game consoles.
By documenting images from different movies and television series in a single place, I have now been able to build an knowledge of which titles and distributors that appear to be or have now been more prominent than others. Undoubtedly the most reoccurring arcade games are Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man from Midway. This stays true to the fact the Pac-Man franchise is said to be among the most important throughout history flixtor. Among the businesses I’d say that Atari is the most exposed, closely accompanied by Nintendo – both of these pioneers in their very own way. As we get farther into the 21st century, console manufacturers like Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, do appear more. I’d even say that since the conclusion of the past century, arcade games are an exceptionally rare sight within any media.
A very important factor that surprises me though is the lack of Massive Multiuser Online games in movies and TV shows. MMOs are huge today and people spend millions and millions playing them and maybe it’s the existing success that keeps them from having to advertise them in media?
As I also document both video-, computer-, and arcade games as well as pinball machines, it’s possible to get a rough apprehension which of they are the most common. As pinball machines have existed from the late eighteen hundreds as much as today, you might genuinely believe that in addition they are those most shown within media. It is hard for me personally to say this for certain since there are literally a large number of movies out there. From what I can asses, home game titles are the most typical accompanied by handhelds, arcade games and then pinball machines.