2. Size, shape and structure
The game industry has got a lot of different types of games from
platform games on devices to online multiplayer console like ‘call of
duty’. The games industry was estimated to of made a total revenue
of 2.9 billion dollars last year. The games industry has expanded its
market vastly because of the development of technology and the
no-age limit on games for example 40 years ago it was seen as
childish if you saw a grown man playing computer games but now are
this age it is too common. The gaming companies would normally
bring out games of unrelated themes and pursue the games that
prove to be the most successful in the industry by making a sequels
of it. This strategy has been proved to work by the sales.
Treyarch were previously most famous for the modern warfare
series, until the release of Black ops and Black ops ll. Treyarch are the
leaders in innovating the war games and making them better and
better with every new release.Treyarch are released a game in
November 2013 called ‘ghost’. If they found the game is successful I
would be certain that they make a sequel. Treyarch are owned by
activision that own another famous game series ‘guitar hero’.
How much are Treyarch currently worth and what
other media interests do they own? There are no
sources of how much they are worth and they are
currently owned by Activision.
4. Rockstar* Games
Rockstar are a massive company in the gaming industry , they are
famous for the Grand theft auto series. The grand theft auto v series
is said to of made a total revenue of $800 dollars on the first day of
release. Rockstar games made other games such as Max Payne, L.A.
Noire, The Warriors, Bully, Manhunt, Midnight Club, State of
Emergency, and Red Dead. Grand theft autohave done synergy with
artists such as jay z and Kendrick Lamar by featuring some of their
songs in the gameplay, like in the clubs and in the car.
How much are Rockstar* Games worth and what other
media interests do they own? There are no sources to
see how much they are worth but they make around 3
billion dollars annually.
5. How is the Gaming industry linked to
The gaming industry is linked to other industries through the
ownership and is also linked to other creative media industries
through something called synergy. Synergy is creative media is when
two individual organizations come together to make that make a
good affect for both.
Most companies in the gaming industry do some sort of synergy.
Some types of computer games use synergy.
6. Example of synergy
An example of synergy is when FiFa are paid to put a advertising
banner in the FiFa game play. FiFa are made by EA sport (Electronic
arts) and have no ties with men in blazers, so men in blazers decided
it would be a wise way to advertise and gain more recognition and
electronic arts thought that it would be wise if they had
advertisement on the pitch like real life, so it was a clear win win
Another clear example of synergy is when you are playing GTA and
the car radio plays songs in the background, this would clearly be too
expensive and time consuming for Rockstar* games to make their
own songs so they use ones that are already their. They did not pay
Interscope Records to give the songs because it was in both of the
companies interests. That makes this a perfect example of synergy.