If you had a computer back in the olden days, then you likely remember playing some exciting games. Some of those ‘primitive’ games seemed cool at the time and even if you did not like them, you had two choices, either quit gaming or develop your own games. For many, however, they stuck to playing whatever was available at the time and patiently waited on game developers to come up with new games. As the years rolled by however, video game consoles started to emerge. One of these video game consoles was ending man. This long-term game console introduced many people to such games as Mario, donkey kong and other not-so-popular games. In fact, the wide appeal of these game consoles would eventually bring about the development of a new field in computing – game development.
Today, it is hard to imagine life without your playstation, Xbox and Nintendo. Game development is also one of the fastest growing, if not the fastest, branches of software development. Everywhere you look today, game adverts abound. New ways of gaming have also come up as a result of the development and growth of the internet. This has in turn resulted in the gaming world taking a revolutionary turn that even the most optimistic gamer would not have envisioned just ten years ago. One of these is online gaming.
Today, virtually all video game consoles offer players game modes that feature some form of online gameplay. Online gaming is the new wave in the gaming world. If you haven’t tried it, then brace yourself, because this wave does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
Video game consoles are also taking another turn in terms of features that these gadgets pack. Today, many game consoles have the processing power of desktop computers. Some of these consoles, like the Playstation 3 can easily outdoor desktop computers in speeds and processing capabilities. This means that such things as the graphics and gameplay become more real and interactivity is enhanced in ways it would not have been possible a few years back.
The different genres of games on the market have played a significant part in the development of these features. In fact, video game consoles sometimes act as platforms to test out new technology features. A good example was with the Playstation 3 cell processor as well as the motion sensitive feature that allows certain games to take advantage of pad motions. Evidently, the gaming world will continue to revolutionize, not only entertainment, but also technological developments as well.
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