Monday, November 12, 2012

[SPEAKER] John Goodwin, Professor at Durham College, Leads Discussion on Death of PC Gaming


 Name: John Goodwin

Organization: Durham College
 

Title: Professor, Game Development
 

Bio: John has been a Professor at Durham College for 10 years, leading the creation of Durham’s Game Development Program. His focus is Level and Environment Design, including modelling, shader development, world building, lighting and post processing. John also created Durham College’s History of Video Games course, taking a look at the past 40 years of the games industry, how it has evolved and the way society adopts, and plays games as part of our culture.


12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Theatre



TOPIC: Is PC Gaming Dead?

Are these the end of days for your killer desktop gaming rig? What is the driving force changing the way we play games?

Sales of desktop computers are in significant decline over the last few years. Your killer desktop PC is the most powerful gaming rig available, no question. So why are fewer people buying them, instead taking a different route? We’ve all heard the PC vs Console debate; the surprise is the clear winner seems to be neither. There’s a tiny alternative, and it’s completely changing the way we think about games. The bigger question is, why?



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