Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Video Game Revolution

  I was searching for some more game design competitions and stumbled upon this awesome website on the PBS site. It is a site dedicated to anything you ever wanted to know about how video games came to exist. There is a really cool timeline that allows you to click on and see the history of the video game. You can even play an old, old, arcade game that was very popular before I was even old enough to walk. It's called Space Invaders. Check out the website and tell me some interesting facts that you learned in a comment on this blog entry. Happy learning!
                                                           


Images retrieved from KLRU/PBS. Website below

CLICK HERE to go to:     PBS Presents: The Video Game Revolution

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  2. I will go cheak it out it sounds fun and i think i will learn somethings from it

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  4. This Game Is Really,Really Fun!!!I learned That This Game Has Been Played Over 30 Years

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  7. This Game Has Been Played For More Than 30Years,That's A Long Time!!The Game Was REALLY Fun(:.I Liked Playing This Game!.

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  8. ok. so i learned in this website how a game is made. the game first strats out as a sceched paper prototype. then they animate the charecters. as in they make the them 3-Demetional. then they get an actor or someone and put a suite on them that has sensors. so they move like the charecters on the game. after their done with all of the steps they put all the charecers and backgrounds together and they have the game.

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  9. i learned in this website the facts how the game is made and its explain like the game starts and how its end and it thightcause is 3d dimensional and they did a prototype is so awesome

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  10. The game will be fun if i play the game on pbs a will check on the game it will fun.

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  11. that game simes intreting i thinck is some ting to learn about for are game disin

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  12. Mrs.Arcos i relly like this website it relly help us know how can we create a game and also the game it is fun and it is created in flash i relly like it i think that this would help us with are game designing and we can win the 50,000 dollars of all games.coooooooolllll:

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  13. This page great information and its 30 years that games have been existing which is a really long time, I also new that the atari was the firstsystem ever made. Did you know that?

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  14. And i can use these exaples for the game

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  15. This Game And this Website Can Be Used For Some Ideas And I Learned That Over The Past 30 Years Games Have Became A Big Part Of Their Culture.This Website is Really Cool I Think I Might Get Some Ideas From Here When We Start Designing Our Game.Nice Blog

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  16. When i started to play the game i thought it was going to be boring because old games are usualy boring and this game was really fun and hard even though there was 3 levels and its 30 years since it was made and there are not that bad graphics

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  19. I found out some very interesting information about the first computer game in 1952. That's 58 years ago! I also know now that Video games have evolved us into more technological people because video games inspire us to make our own and come up with something more advanced than what was created before.

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  20. WOW!!!!!!!!!! This game is awsome and so cool I cant belive I like it I thought it was going to be boring but is so cool.I wonder if my game could be like this one.Its one of the best game I ever played i thougt it was going to be boring because its kind of boyish so thats why.
    Well nice blog it so cool.
    -ATHZIRY :P

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  21. I found out a lot of things on this website, like that Pac-Man was really Puck-Man. And that the Japanese brought it to the U.S.

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  23. that is a really cool page it has alot of great information about games and how they where made, 30 years omg that is a long time and i saw something cool that the frist computer game was made in 1952 thats like 58 years ago thats so cool just think what we will have like 5 years from now i really liked the game i was thinking that it was not going to be cool because it was old but it was cool i liked it

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  24. That website is cool...!!! I read some things about the games that are really interesting. The game is so old,,, But I really like it. It is so awesome, fun and cool...!!! I hope that the game of the group of person that will win the competition will be so cool like this game. And I hope that after I finish creating my game it will be this awesome:) that will be cool... Well that game is so cool and your blog is too:)

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  25. Wow My dad has an old play station and guess what That game is on there even toy box. It was the first computer game in 1952 No way! Now look at the game's more high tech not as simple as this. Wow looking into the future there's going to be even more high tech game's.

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  27. I learned pretty cool things that i didn't even know about video games in ths websie,like Pac-Man use to ba called Puck-Man. Puck-Man was the first game to have a character with its own name,oh and the people who invented Puck-Man (Pac-Man) were the Japanese,who knew that?

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  28. I like this site.It is vary informational. When i was reading all the information i knew most of (probaly because Im a nerd) and some stuff was just plain AWESOME.

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  29. I learned many things about the site like pac man was called puc man.Another thyng that was cool was the timeline they had about all the milestones tey had.but the hole web sith was cool.

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  30. this is so awesome i like this video game and the history sounded kind of boring but the to tell you the truth the game was so fun and intersting and i like to play games and explore new things. but this is a nice blog and it gives a lot information.

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  31. I learned that the Playstation 2 came out in 2000 and that the GTA III come out in 2001.

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  32. I think that its cool if you searching for game contests.More opertunitys for people to win.I also think that its cool for a website that has the history of game desinging.

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  33. I learned some interesting things like pac man wanst pc man it was puk man. The Japennsee also brought it to the US. The timeline also had lots of things like the playstation whenit was first out it sold over 100,000 units which means they most have a lot of money. That was really interesting. Nice blog it is Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):0:):0:0:0:0:0:0:);)

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  34. I liked this blog because there were stuff that I didn't know about video games and its history.I liked the one that says "Pocket Pikachu" which was based on "Pokemon."I also liked the the "Puk-Man" which was from the comapny of the Japanese,and they had decided to re-name it, "Pac-man" which many people like now.The timeline had a lot of information about the history of video games.Tis website was cool!

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  35. WOW!!!That website has cool facts about the games and their history.Some cool facts are that Nolan Bushnell created a thing called computer space and it was the first coin arcade-style thats pretty cool.Another fact was that back then they didint called it pack man they called it puck man.Nice Website

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  36. The blog is really interesting and it teaches you how to start your own flash game. First you start off with paper prototype and the you start with a flash practice game and it teaches you how flash works. And then you start your real game. It is really nice and you are a cool
    teacher.

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  37. This Game Is Really,Really Fun!!!I learned That This Game Has Been Played Over 30 Years and I got cheats for pac man

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  38. i find the game interesting and that i would like to learn more about it

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  41. Wow, I really liked this website it talked about how you can make a game and how cool it is to plan a game. It is very interesting and i like it because it teaches me how to start a flash game, since this is my first year taking Techlogy, so it's a fun way of learning how to make a game. I also thought it was going to be boring because it looked like a game for a boy, but it turned out to be pretty cool, and if i were to enter the competition I would try to make it based off of this game.

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  42. I bet the game is going to be really fun even though it's from 30 years ago. I can't wait to play it.

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  43. OMG!!!this game was fun in it's old and i think they game was cool and first they make puck man and now it's call pack man and i think they game was tey best

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  44. woow!!!!! this game was soooo fun I think I will play it again :):):):)

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  47. I learned that It has been thirty years and a lot has changed in the last thirty years so they made so many new rules i love video games!!!

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  48. I liked the interesting information that this website gave. I didn't know that Pac-Man was called Puc-Man. And I liked that Space Invaders game.

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  49. Hello, Mrs. Arcos Evans

    This is a very interesting website. I learned some things that I didn't know before for example: I learned that the game is from 30 years ago-that motivates me to go on and create my game so that way if I win someday, my game will be there for years. The 2nd thing that I learned from the website is that whenever you come to work and join games it become a part of your culture. For those who like money, I suggest you work for that. I watched the videos and they are really cool. They teach you how to cheat on some games, some other websites don't give you hints to cheat so I think this is a very good website. It's all about games. Now I have a question for you Mrs.Arcos, Do you think that this website will be used for the creators of games in the next few generations/future?


    Sincerely, Arlette

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  51. I really liked your your blogger ecause it really shouse allot of ditells and alot of more things

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  54. Dear Ms.Arcos,
    I really like this blog because it has a link to it.I also really like that there was a game to the website that the link was at.I like this website because it gave a whole lot of interesting facts.
    -Victoria;)

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  55. the hame is funand i alittle challengeing but i would love to learn exactly how to make one for my own that would be awesome

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  56. I like the page.It has a lot of information. I had learned that the game has been played in 30 years.

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  57. Before I started to play the game I thought it was going to be fun because I played other games like that one but with a bunch of levels and a boss to fight at the end.The game only had 3 levels that were to easy and my opinien of the game is that it sucked.Some of the things that I learned on the site is that the game has been going on for more than 30 years.I agree with the people that were saying wich games are good or not.

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  60. I think that this is really COOL! You get to see a time line, and it is the time line of VIDEO GAMES! I learned that this has been going on for 30 years. I also agree with the others who say if these games are good or not.

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  61. Ms. Arcos i think that this is a very good blog. i think is a great example that we can look at to show us we should blog. It have a lot of information and its intersting.

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  62. It looks cool I like it and it tell's you alot of information to

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  63. I am really influenced because of this post and I will look at this website defenetaly.

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  64. This was amazing!!!! I will wish my game would be this old like the one you found and for everyone to still play.But anyways this was really cool.

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  66. Wow, video gaming really has evolved in so many ways. This site has a lot of information and facts. I had no idea that Pac-Man was once Puck-Man and that the Atari was the very first game console.

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  67. That is crazy that it's been going on for 30years and this was a graet game. I realy like this cool game.

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  69. "sorry about the first one"

    That was cool I didn't really learn anything because I already knew the basics of making it. But it was really fun! Well thats what I thought. (=

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  70. That is crazy that I didn't know about this game and how its so cool.

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  71. That is crazy that this game was been around for like 30 years and I havent herd of this game.

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  72. That game website is is cool and it show me how it is not easy to make a game.Thank you for showing me how this website!

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  73. This website is crazy theres games that haved being going on for so many years and this games was awesome.I can't believe this is so amazing and cool at the same time its neat.


    Elder

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  74. There was alot of things that I found that I was not even aware of, I am suprised of all the things you need to actually makes a game

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  75. There are lot of games did you kow pack man was really puck man and it araginly came form japan
    that is what i thought that is werid.

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  76. The web site is bery interesting.I did not know that video games were so old.I that that the fist consel was ps1 or ps2 not super nittendo an bad graficks.

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  77. That website was totally ASWOME!! There I learned a few cheats to packman. Did you know that there are games on that websites that are many years old? Well thats what I learned. The website is very intersting and I hope to learn more about it.! Also on there I played a game that looked like only boys would enjoy it, but in the end I enjoyed it also. I plan to enter the game compentition, so I will use this website to design this game!!(:
    - Brittanie Johnson:)

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  78. wow this is really cool because it show how many population the play station was sold the most the population was about 100,000 it was vary cool and the game was for 30 years and that pac man wasent called like that it was called it puk man and the jappanese brought to u.s

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  79. I thhought the wensie is awesome and it shows the classical games like pacman zelda and much more it tells you the history of games and also has quiz games and one game its classcal i cant remember the name thouh

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  80. Wow! Bad graphics... really? It is amazing to hear you guys critique such an awesome game. Then again, compared to today's standards, Pac Man is a very basic game with antique like graphics.

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  81. I really think that the video game technology would be unthinkable becuas the stuff we have now and the stuff we had then there is a crazy difference.

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  82. Wow this Website is really fun and looks educational but in a fun educational way.I really would like to be in a compotition and maybe even have my own website like this one.And I have a feeling that I will be successful enogh to achieve this goal.

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  83. i learned that the time line was realy intresting and you can learn alot from it. the popular game it showed SPACE INVADERS seemed to be realy fun. i thought it was pretty cool and entertaining.

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  84. I like the video game and it was crazy and the other people will like that to.

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  86. And I learned also that Over the last 30 years, video games that have been made and the video game industry has become a multi-billion dollar company or industri, And thats intresting because thats alot of money that they are making by making all this kinds of games like pac-man .

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  87. WOW I like the website. Mrs.Arcos I think that the game wood be so fun. I think that the website s talking about how to make a game. I think that to make a game wood be hard. I think that the video game is interesting because is teaching us about how to start a flash game. I think that is so much fun to make a game.

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  89. What I learned from this interesting facts is that video games have exsit all the way back from 1952. What I also thought it was really amazing was that the game Space Invaders been played 30 years ago. Could you imagine that our game would be played 30 years from now? This would be so awesome.This information was really interesting for us to learn something really interesting from it.

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  90. The game was cool I liked it alot I wish I could play it all day.But as you know I can't because I have to do my schoolwork.But the game was still cool!!!!!!!!!!

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  91. I learned that there is a time line showing video games and that was really cool. I thought that the best game was ''Space Invaders'' And it was awesome. I thought it wa really cool and I hope people like it

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  93. I think that is very intersting. I learned that there is a time line that show the games that have been maded. They have work with games more than 30 years that is very cool. I think that the games that they have are very intersting and they are sword of hard but they are fun.

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  94. I honestly am not interested in games. But, knowing that this awesome game has been still standing for 30 years. Is super incredible that this old people game is still as viberant and livly today

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  95. This really awesome!
    I had Thought this was nice and had good information about games that have been around 30 Years.I can't believe it had trace back to 1950's and all the way to 2003.Before that they had came up with games like they had came up with a first game machine and other things like Pac-man orignal name is Puck-man and those are things that I have Learned...
    -Alexis C.

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  96. Wow your blog is really good I like the fact that you put some infomation about the website .The website tells you a lot of information is educational to.

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  97. This game is really cool and fun.It has been played more than thirty years.The game was crazy but really fun at the same time I would recomend this gameto other people.

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  99. 30 years omg that is a long time and i saw something cool that the frist computer game was made in 1952 thats like 58 years ago thats so cool just think what we will have like 5 years from now i really liked the game i was thinking that it was not going to be cool because it was old but it was cool i liked it because it had information I had ever known,I now know that there is more stuff to making a game than I knew.

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  100. 30 years : that is a long time. I saw something cool that the frist computer game was made in 1952 thats like 58 years ago thats so cool just think what we will have like 5 years from now. I really liked the game I was thinking that it was not going to be cool because it was old but it was cool. I liked it because it had information I had never known,I now know that there is more stuff to making a game than I knew.

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  101. I like the thing that they said that they played this game for 30 years,and that the game pac-man was calledpuck-man.

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  102. WOW I can't believe over the past 30 years, video games have become an integral part of our culture, and the video game industry has become a multi-billion dollar behemoth that's so intresting this a very interesting website I will show this to my mom she will think this is so cool and interesting she might know how to make a game because if she can take apart and put together a computer she can make a game.

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  103. This websight is very useful you can find alot of stuff about games and the systems. And how long games been around. Pacman was really called Pucman and it comes from Japan.

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  104. Hi ms.Arcos I like your post and it looks fun so im going to check that web side.

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  105. The websites teach me alot. I went to the part about Africa and its problems. The first part was about how when the oil spill happened there are less fish and the fish that are there they are all dirty and dead. Then there has been alot of less clean water and they have unless clean water all there water is dirty and looks like it has dirt in it. The wesite is very useful and tells you alot about a game system and some toipis.

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  106. My favorite was the Puck Man The game comes from japan. The addtional reading was really cool and it had tons of information. The website is very useful and it tells you alot about a game system and some topics to start your own game.

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  107. yoor blog was very awesome to me and i liked how u hyper linked the website and the website tought me alot and i learned when my favorite game came out and how the people the created games made it in the best and worst came they ever created

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  108. There was allot of interesting things about the game. I didn't know that it was a very popular game in the last 30 years. I can really learn from the game. It explaines to you how they made which I thought was realy nice to know. It's been my favorite game ever since I was little. We would go to the gameroom and play it all day.

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  110. I Learned Some Amazing Stuff From This Site I Have Learned About All The Games And Systems That Were made From A Long Time Ago.Also How Pac Man Was A Different Name Back Then And Was Made From Japan. The Game I Played Is The Game From Along Time Ago And It Was Cool To Play.I Thought The Game Wasnt Gonna Good Because Of The Graphics And How The Game was Gonna Be Played But It Came Out To Be A Pretty Cool Game.:)

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  111. so i learned in this website how a game is made.My favorite was the Puck Man.The game comes from japan.I didn't know that the game was called puck man at first.Maybe it was a typo or something.I can't belive that video games were made by 30 years now.Now they are HD and back then they were all square.

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  112. I look on the wedsite and it was good and I learned that on the game thirs something on it and I like the game that I play.And wish to people go to this wedsite it give you some information of games so go on this wedsite.

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  113. This games is so hard to past to the 3dr level.I learned that games are becoming part of are culture for more that are made and this games is becoming really old and for young kids it is new to aproach this amazing game.

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  114. This Game And this Website Can Be Used For Some Ideas And I Learned That Over The Past 30 Years Games Have Became A Big Part Of Their Culture.This Website is Really Cool I Think I Might Get Some Ideas From Here When We Start Designing Our Game.Nice Blog

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  115. I Also Learned That It Is From The Website PBS.Also I Didnt Like That The Game Only Had 3 Levels.But It Was A Good Game

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  116. i like thet chooting game .The websites teach me alot. I went to the part about Africa and its problems. The first part was about how when the oil spill happened there are less fish and the fish that are there they are all dirty and dead. Then there has been alot of less clean water and they have unless clean water all there water is dirty and looks like it has dirt in it. The wesite is very useful and tells you alot about a game system and some toipis.

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  117. Hi I check out the web side and I learnd how to make a game I also learnd how a game is made. Making a gmae is fun and you learnd new stuf and you can also teach other people about what you learnd.

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  118. It is very interesting that the gaming series has been going on for quite a while now.A lot of the games that have came out in the last two to three years they have been amazing comparing them to the one game called Puc-Man that came out a long time ago comparing them to the games on the xbox360.The gaming histroy timeline has been going on since the 20th centry..Sorry about the last blog...This is Takis but i changed my display name.

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  119. What I learn about this websites is that some of the games that we play today there are made 30 years but i did not know that intill know. The othere thing that I learn is that this is the 1 game made in the coumputer and it is call Noughts and Crosses I think that game was popular in thoghts days .I think I will go back and learn more stuff and play games so thank you for showing us this website .

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  121. The video games has become a multi billion dollar behemoth,and another fact is the galaxy quest is the oldest game in the world is 30 years old and in other fact is a gut named steven rusell create space war and it was the best game ever because it went to all the country

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  122. I honestly am not interested in games. But, knowing that this awesome game has been still standing for 30 years. Is super incredible that this old people game is still as viberant and livly today. Interesting because it made the authors a multi-billionaire. And it was still here since 1952

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  123. The website is very interesting.The games are different from the games I usually play.I really don't play games on the computer but i still do sometimes.

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  124. This game was really cool i liked it allot i can't belive that it has been out for 30 years you would think thath it would be a boring game but it is not it is really funand i hope i play it again!!::)

    Delaney:)

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  125. I went to te website and checked it out and it is really cool.I learned many new things like the first game ever made was in 1952.I also learned that grand theft auto is one of the most recent games on the timeline.I have also learned that games have been around years and each time they seem to advance a little more!

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  126. ok. so i learned in this website how a game is made. the game first strats out as a sceched paper prototype. then they animate the charecters. as in they make the them 3-Demetional. then they get an actor or someone and put a suite on them that has sensors. so they move like the charecters on the game. after their done with all of the steps they put all the charecers and backgrounds together and they have the game.

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  127. I think the flash game"GALAXY QUEST"is preaty cool game,i mean it involvs a air plain shooting alions or other plains.

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  129. I leand that in this game i had to use the key to make is do wat u want it to make.I hade i got to the level 3 and i i got game over because they killd me .I just want to tell you that Iwant to make my goal better.

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