Week 13 - Rise of the Optical Disc

Week 13 - Rise of the Optical Disc - Who is Segas Golden...

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Unformatted text preview: Who is Segas Golden Boy known for such titles as, Hang-On , Out Run , Virtua Fighter and Shenmui ? Yu Suzuki Japanese game designer and producer who has spent his entire career with Sega Enterprises. Often referred to as Sega's answer to Shigeru Miyamoto, he has been responsible for the creation of many of Sega's most important arcade games such as Hang-On, Out Run, After Burner II, Virtua Fighter, Daytona USA and Virtua Cop as well as the S u r v e y o f D i g i t a l G a m e s Announcements:- If you havent already turned in your research papers, please do so now!- We will be presenting your game pitches in class once they are returned, so get your game face on!- Mid-term part 2 grades will be returned next week The Transition Generation 4 th Generation - Late 1980s An important time in the console market Consoles still cartridge based 2D graphics Things to take notice of CDs viable storage medium Companies are introducing CD add-ons Games start to venture towards 3D graphics A major console war Games released for multiple platforms Great for 3 rd part developers Made it harder for consoles lacking exclusive titles The Rise of Optical Disks Consoles moving away from game cartridges Optical Disks offered 7X more storage space Optical disks successful in other fields 1983: Dragons Lair 1988: CDs are audio standard 1993: CD ROM games driving computer sales Compact Discs Technology Joint development - Phillips and Sony CDs were initially $30 each 1.2mm thick polycarbonate plastic, 120mm diameter,16 grams Greater storage capacity than Hard Disks Several Standards, known as books Red Book Yellow Book Green Book' 'Orange Book' 'White Book' Videogames that used the Red Book could be played on a CD player. The Effects on the Consoles Consoles still built around cartridges Consoles offered CD modules as add-ons Not many CD only games CD games had superficial improvements Flood of FMV games into the market TurboGrafx-16 Japan 1987 as PC Engine America 1989 as TurboGrafx Used Hu Cards for games First console to play CD-ROM games through a CD ROM add-on CD ROM add-on cost $399 TurboGrafx CD library was relatively small Bonks Adventure 1990 by Red Company Originally a TubroGrafx Exclusive A side-scrolling adventure game Ported to an arcade game Monster Lair 1989 Sega...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course CSCI 180 taught by Professor Stjohncolon during the Fall '10 term at USC.

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Week 13 - Rise of the Optical Disc - Who is Segas Golden...

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