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THE VIDEO GAME REVOLUTION
HISTORY OF GAMING
INSIDE THE GAMES
IMPACT OF GAMING
THE ARCADE
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HOW A GAME IS MADE

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Putting It All in Motion

At this point, the character is basically a digital marionette. The game programmers bring this figure to life by instructing the computer to move the character. Several techniques can be used to do this, depending on the type of game and motion desired. In some games (not Dungeon Siege II), the motions of a human actor are captured using a special suit of sensors to represent the control points of the character's skeleton. These movements then can be mapped onto the character's skeleton to produce ultra-realistic motion.

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