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.
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is known as the 'City of Oaks' for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The game industry in Raleigh is actually spread across three cities – Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham.