Emergent gameplay refers to circumstances in games that emerge from the interaction of a player and the game. A common instance of emergent gameplay in the videogame industry today is real economy interaction in games. Players in massively multiplayer online games will play to acquire enormous quantities of valuable in-game items, then sell them for real-world revenue. This is an example of unintentional emergence because it occurs outside of the intentions of the game designers. Analyzing a...
VIDEO: The video 'Evolution' starts with an ordinary fair girl sitting against a camera. Now the movement starts with some professionals (make-up artists) start applying make-up on her step by step and finally it shows how this ordinary looking girl is converted to a beautiful model. Not only this, the further step involved the digital alteration of a picture of her to make her even better looking. Afterwards, this final picture is used at a billboard and the line below it captures this: 'No...
After the freedom of the black folks in America, most of them moved to Europe in search of jobs and new lives away from America. The black migrant population played jazz only at home or in small matching bands accompanied by a piano. It became rather popular throughout Europe due to its ornament of melody. During the World War and soon after, Jazz was fully embraced in Paris and other European countries. Due to the racial tension still existent in America, more American Jazz musician spread...
Originally, computer generated graphics was not considered as a form of art. Its main objective was created through needs set through a specific task. Digital art did not follow changing trends in the visual art culture but instead it was guided through mathematics, geometric shapes and lines. It has come a long way in such a short period of time. Its objective now takes many forms, from the pursuit of realization through perfection to allowing more viewer participation through ...
Marvel Enterprise was founded in 1930s which was called Marvel Comics at that time. At the beginning, the comics were successful and the superheroes the comics featured were popular. However, because of the negative controversy that it might have some harmful effect of comics on children, the sales of the comics met a slump in 1950s. After following the step of DC Comics which was its main competitor, Marvel recovered and created the Marvel Universe which revived and grouped its superhero...
Just like movies and other forms of media, video games have always been criticized as an influence to violent and aggressive behavior by news print media and public opinion. There has always been an argument about video game's imparting graphic violence, partial or full nudity, portrayal of immoral behavior or other provoking and offensive material to a child's mind. Studies indicate that video games are one of the prime factors contributing to addiction and aggression. Yet numerous studies...
Nearly half of the worlds illiterate population lives in South Asia. A quick look at some statistics outlines the dismal situation of literacy in South Asia. The adult literacy rate in this region (49%) has now slipped behind sub-Saharan Africa as well as that of Arab states. Since 1970, the adult literacy rate in South Asia has increased at only half the rate of those regions. []  South Asia's current annual expenditure on education is 1.9% of GNP. With the exception of Sri Lanka,...
In today's world it is hard not to come across some form of an unrealistic body image such as a skinny model on the runway or in a magazine, or a celebrity on television and in the movies. We come across many of these body images through the mass media; which is everywhere from our TV's to the Internet. Most of the body images we see are unhealthy or hard to achieve like some of the models and celebrities we see everywhere. While some celebrities have normal bodies like the rest of us we tend...
The role of sports in our modern society has grown out of being just a game. The popularity, media coverage, and the money involved provide a platform on which sports stand as a vital component of the American society. It is one of the most discussed topics over lunch and is a huge business with hundreds of billion dollars in annual revenue. Being such an integral part of our lives grants sports with the power to bring social change. Through the spirit of sport - fairness, justice, dedication,...
Political parties have traditionally served their stakeholders through the traditional media of radio, television and the print media. However, with the advent of the Internet, there has been a paradigm shift from the orthodox method of information provision and communication to the use of web sites in serving stakeholders. This phenomenon provides a new opportunity for political parties to reach out to various stakeholders in new and exciting ways. The purpose of this study was to investigate...