i keep seeing different companies shutting down different studios. whats going on with this? gaming is huge, so why are studios getting shut down. i am going to go into game creation so will i have a job?
I totally disagree. Games aren't going downhill.
"I think it's just growing more and more popular and we aren't use to this kind of attention. I predict that in the near future Video Games will kill off Movie Theaters."I don't agree that statement. Video games have been part of the pop culture for a good ten years. Look at the movie "The Wizard" or that one Baywatch episode that featured a "Super Street Fighter II" tournament. When the Nintendo Entertainment System launched it got loads more attention from local and national press than any other consumer electronic device ever, there were demo areas in the middle of malls with at least ten NESs hooked up and ready to go. Sure there is the occasional Guitar Hero cameo in TV shows but it's nowhere near what is was in the early 90s.
Grand Theft Auto IV and Iron Man were released on the same day and both sold very well. The main reason some movie theaters have faced some financial problems is because the movie going crowd is capable of getting the same (or even better) experience at home.
Consoles made arcades obsolete and HDTVs will make theaters a thing of the past.
Games are growing more and more popular and attracting larger crowds. (The Wii and DS prove this). Like My grandma can play a pretty mean round of Mario Kart Wii.
Games aren't going down, but do know its a cut throat business. Sure if you make a successful game, you get money, but if your team cannot even make deadlines to go into beta, that when game companies shut down and people are out of a job. Then of course the few that are left would only want people with experience, and people that just want to get into it without any experience loses out and have to find another job and wait a bit until the market picks up to pursue the career they wanted.
Sometimes the market never picks up, other times the person just moves on in thier life. That is life, and that is the reason why not everybody can get thier dream job.