Network Programmer This programmer writes code that allows players to compete or cooperate, connected via a LAN or the Internet (or in rarer cases, directly connected via modem). Programmers implementing these game features can spend all their time in this one role, which is often considered one of the most technically challenging. Network latency, packet compression, and dropped or interrupted connections are just a few of the concerns one must consider. Although multi-player features can consume the entire production timeline and require the other engine systems to be designed with networking in mind, network systems are often put off until the last few months of development, adding additional difficulties to this role. Some titles have had their online features (often considered lower priority than the core gameplay) cut months away from release due to concerns such as lack of management, design forethought, or scalability. Virtua Fighter 5 for the PS3 is a notable example.
Los Angeles, California, United States of America Los Angeles, Spanish for 'The Angels'; officially the City of Los Angeles, known colloquially by its initials L.A. is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City. Los Angeles is the largest and most populous city in the state of California and the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The economy of Los Angeles is driven by international trade, entertainment (television, motion pictures, video games, music recording, and production), aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel, and tourism. Other significant industries include finance, telecommunications, law, healthcare, and transportation. A number of gaming powerhouses have developed a considerable presence in the area, helping LA become a city synonymous with game development. These studios include Playstation Santa Monica, Riot Games, Naughty Dog and Electronic Arts (EA).