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Land a Career in Video Games

Land a career in video games - Chris Jones Gaming

Article written by Micah Norris

Land a Career in Video Games By Following These Steps

Turning a passion like playing video games into a career may sound like a fantasy, but it’s actually quite achievable if you know where to start. If you have the right training and work on building up a particular skill set, you can begin a career in the gaming industry in no time. The key is to have a clear understanding of aspects like how to stay focused and on task, sussing out customer needs, and getting the right technical training so you can bring your vision to life for your audience in a professional manner. You can also look for resources that will help you learn all you can about the video game industry, and Chris Jones Gaming is a great place to start.

Here are a few things to know a...

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Summer Game Fest 2022

Summer Games Fest 2022 on Chris Jones Gaming

Here’s what up with Summer Game Fest!

Summer Game Fest 2022 starts today!

This is the world’s first fully digital, global celebration of video games. Launched in May of 2020, Summer Game Fest unites the entire video game industry for a summer celebration, featuring digital events, demos, announcements, and breaking news for video game fans.

Chris Jones Gaming is looking forward to this!

SUMMER GAME FEST 2022 is taking place during the month of June. Specific event dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Follow them HERE!

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Does Chris Jones Still Game?

Kim and Ken Jones with Playstation T-Shirts

Backstory: From December 2006 until December 2008 I coordinated a team of 7-20 people (varied from month to month) in the extensive modification of an online computer video game known as Star Trek: Legacy.

This required top notch people skills in handling different talents, skill sets, and personalities from people across the world via the Internet. Our project was released in October 2007, and still, in 2022, gets several downloads a day.

I stepped down from the top position in December 2008, but continue to this day (2022) as a consultant. Our project, known as The Ultimate Universe, has garnered Tens of Thousands of downloads, and is a success story. ‘Chris Jones Gaming’ is ongoing with gaming industry news of the day.

Does Chris Jones Still Game? Moving Forward, I would ver...

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No art skills? No problem! Part 2

Part 1 here: https://chrisjonesgaming.net/no-art-skills-no-problem-part-1/ 

In part 2, we’ll be using Excel, and the updated version of MS paint (Paint 3d)

Paint 3D

Open up paint 3d! You want to go to the Canvas tab, and switch the sizing from pixels to percent. Type in 30 for the width. Or you can put in the exact pixel size for your card. Pokemon cards are 718 x 1000 pixels.

Step 1

Next, click back to the brushes, select your color and use the bucket (fill) tool on your canvas!

Step 2

To help figure out what you want, and where, it’s helpful to outline with rectangles! Go to 2D shapes, Pick the rectangle option, drag a corner to grow to the size you want. Then, adjust your line thickness and color to your preference! If the rectangle is a whole shape, you can change it to an outline by ...

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No art skills? No problem! Part 1

No art skills? No problem! If you want to create a card game, and you can do everything except draw, this is for you!

One thing you can do is use other cards as an example, like pokemon cards, Magic cards, or any other game who’s aesthetic you like. If you have physical cards that you no longer care about, you can use white-out on individual lines, or white paint to cover the card.  That way, you can write out the information on the cards!

I will show some ways to design cards on your computer!

Let’s start with two classics- MSPaint and Microsoft Word!

MSPaint

Step 1

Open up a new canvas. Use the bottom right corner to drag to the size you want. Use the Bucket to fill in with a color you want.

Step 2

Use the box-drawing tool to map out where you want the different parts to go (title, image...

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Gaming vs Real Life – My Vision

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The Chris Jones Vision: All That I Do – Includes ‘Gaming Vs Real Life’

For Completeness – My Full Vision is included..

My Vision consists of a virtual office or maybe a physical office but perhaps virtual first… essentially four different divisions. As of this Post I am also a Sales Specialist at Whiteman Chevrolet. Chris Jones Media maintains Facebook and Twitter feeds that reflect all of these passions.

24 May, 2018 – The ‘Chris Jones Vision’ Podcasts


5 June 2018 – At one time I had the radio and automotive areas of my life lumped under ‘Chris Jones Media’. The Podcasts mention that. Radio and Cars are now separated from the Podcasting and Websites.
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1. Podcasting 

   A series of ongoing podcasts and articles...
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GaryVee wants to buy the NY Jets

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GaryVee Buy The Jets?

This is old news – but relevant nonetheless. You may know that Entrepreneur Investor GaryVee, or, Gary Vaynerchuk, has an ambition to own the NY Jets. He says he does not care whether or not he actually buys them, he just loves the climb. This guy is cool.

Here are his words.

 

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Yorkshire Games Festival

Yorkshire Games Festival

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to partner on 5-day event   

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, Bradford, UK: After two successful editions celebrating the diverse world of games from within the UK’s National Science and Media Museum in the heart of Bradford, we’re excited to announce that the Yorkshire Games Festival will return for a momentous third outing in early 2019.

The five day event will run from Wednesday 6th February through to Sunday 10th February and will play host to a number of firsts for the festival, including a brand new and prized partnership with BAFTA designed to foster games development amongst the industry’s youngest and brightest stars.

During the festival BAFTA will host a range of events to promote the BAFTA Young Game Designers com...

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LA Games Conference

LA Games Conference

Los Angeles, California

April 18, 2018 – Digital Media Wire has announced the agenda and speakers for the 12th annual LA Games Conference, a one-day event focused on the future of games and connected entertainment. The conference brings together leaders and decision-makers in Hollywood and gaming at the W Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 8th. This Annual Industry Confab Brings Together Top Leaders from NBCUniversal, Blizzard, Super League Gaming, EA, Zynga, Twitter, and Many More..

The event features panels, keynotes, and roundtable discussions on topics including virtual and augmented reality, esports, influencer marketing, global markets and Hollywood and games, as well as opportunities specific to the City of Los Angeles as it further solidifies its status as a media-tech center ...

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Podcasts on Gaming, more

Check out my podcasts on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/chris-jones-media

These Podcasts use the Anchor App, and cover Gaming, Internet Radio, and Relationships, among other things.

Podcasting

Podcasting

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