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Videogames: The Future of Entertainment, Sports, and Socializing

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Electronic gaming is a bigger entertainment industry than the global box office for movies, and is expected to surpass television in 2020 as well. This huge and growing industry offers entertainment ranging from simple games on smartphones to massively multiplayer online games in virtual worlds with millions of players. In gaming, there is something for everyone and for every situation, made possible by ever-increasing technology–processors, displays, networking, consoles, PCs, GPUs, servers, data centers, and more–and a creative industry that is innovating in content and playability as much as devices and form factors.

We’re at a unique time when technology can now enable realistic shared, collaborative and immersive experiences for diverse types of gamers and contexts. Gaming is increasingly bringing people together for shared entertainment and experiences, with communication and social tools becoming key technologies. And it’s only going to get better, more innovative, and more compelling!

Join us as gaming innovator, creator, and industry leader Patrick Curry discuss how technology has enabled an amazing variety of gaming possibilities, fueled an explosive industry, and entertained massive numbers of people and players–and now audiences, through e-sports.
What’s the state of the art? What comes next? How can you hop on board and find your ‘fun’ in this new gaming landscape? Join us–and plan to stay after the presentation for demos and some gaming options for all skill levels and interests.

Details

Date:
June 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.austinforum.org/june2020.html

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