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Bibliography #7:

  • Engber, Daniel. "Who Made That First-Person-Shooter Game?" The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia, 2 Feb. 2014, www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/magazine/who-made-that-first-person-shooter-game.html.

Summary of the source:

  • Its about how 3D video games stated with 16-by-16 pixel graphic, the video games stories weren't different from other games and previous games but 3D graphics make them unique, interesting and changed the way people use to play video games. 3D graphics scare people during the play and make games more real for people, some information about FPS games benefits and side affects are in the article.


  • FPS: First-person shooter

  • Wolfenstein 3-D: Video games which has been called the "grandfather of 3D shooters"


  • John Carmack innovation make video games significant, his innovation move shooting games from corner of video games to the top list and also hit the market. First person shooter games revenue is growing since 90s, Daphne Bavelier, a neuroscientist at the University of Geneva find out FPS games are good for vision, mental rotation and task-switching which is surprising specifically about vision because 10 years ago nobody didn’t believe that.


  • “I know what these games do because I see my son playing them,”(Engber)

  • “It was like playing with dolls,”(Engber)

  • “Wolfenstein became a hit, and the “F.P.S.” genre has been popular ever since.”(Engber)

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