As time progresses, different technological advancement has been happening across the globe. As a result of advances in technology, different sectors have been impacted. These days, most things heavily rely on some technological advances.
Among the many sectors that have been affected by technology is the gaming industry. Gaming has changed from what it used to be sometime back. The gaming of the past was quite simple compared to what we have today.
These days, many tech devices are used in gaming, and it seems we are in the future in matters relating to gaming. A good example of how gaming has changed is the other accessories used in gaming that are being developed. Below are some of the ways advances in technology have changed the gaming industry.
Playing Through the Internet
At the moment, we are living in a digital era, and we are lucky enough to experience several things technology has to offer. Some years back, many people were forced to purchases expensive consoles and other tech devices to play different games. But this is gradually changing; it is now possible to play console-quality video games without the actual consoles.
The internet is credited with making this possible. It is no surprise to find many people preferring online games compared to traditional console games. Through the cloud, games can be saved and played in real-time online. What is rather impressive is that you can play different games in HD with a good internet connection.
Games Becoming Cheaper
Gaming is not as expensive as happy as some time back; this is because of technology. In the past, gaming consoles and the actual games used to be quite expensive, and many could not afford it. Gaming consoles used to be big, and this made them not ideal for many. Well, this is changing at a first-rate because of technological advances.
Consoles these days are relatively small and do not cost that much. Games are very cheap, and this has led to increasing demand for games worldwide. It will reach a point where having a console and numerous games is a norm in every household.
Since smartphones, like the iPhone and Android smartphones, come into the market, the gaming world has drastically changed. At the moment, some people only prefer playing games on their phones. As a result of the growing community of phone gamers, many smartphones are made specifically for playing games. Many other gaming gadgets have been developed in the past few years and are made with new technology.
The gaming world is changing as a result of technology. In time to come, we will get to see more changes in the gaming industry.…Read more
Gaming has a long history, and its development has affected not only the entertainment industry but other fields too. Today, we even have Virtual Reality (VR) tech that is ready to blur the borders between reality and the virtual world even further. Imagine how such tech can benefit military and medics in the future. Soldiers will have the capability and experience as if they have been in a thousand battles, and medical malpractice cases will hopefully decrease significantly due to the precise simulation training through VR tech.
The Early History
Video game owed some of its tech from the development of the missile defense system. In 1947, Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr. and Estle Ray Mann patented the first interactive electronic game that was built with cathode ray tube (CRT). They got the inspiration from radar display during World War II. However, at this stage, the game is very far from the ones we know today, and it is not widely accessible.
Games that closely resemble the ones we have now came into production in the 1970s. Before that, games were research projects only available in research institutes. The first digital computer game that accessible to the public was titled Spacewar!. However, computers back then used processors that were in the size of a large cabinet.
The first company that introduced electro-mechanical tech to the public was Sega. They created a submarine simulator with a light gun shooter that charged a quarter per play. The game was titled Periscope and was an instant success in 1966. After that, the game industry had the phase of the golden age of arcade games in the late 1970s. Wild Gunman, Killer Shark, Pong, and F-1 were some examples of famous arcade games in the 1970s.
Home Game Consoles
The arcade games lost their popularity since the dawn of console technology which had developed in 1972. Magnavox made the first mark of the tech shift by releasing the game Magnavox Odyssey that was compatible with TV screens. Later on, Fairchild, Intellivision, ColecoVision, and Atari 5200 flooded the market with their products.
In 1983, games became more sophisticated than before. NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) brought a cutting-edge cartridge technology to gaming and managed to create the iconic Super Mario Bros to the public. Sega then caught up with the tech race and then was followed by Sony.
Sony was the first game console with Compact Disc (CD) that achieved global success. The company hit the market with some legendary titles like Castlevania, Wipeout, Resident Evil, and Final Fantasy. Play Station raised the standard of how game's complexity should be.
Oculus was the first company to bring virtual reality tech to the public. They wanted to facilitate players with a device that can make the gaming experience more immersive than ever. Today, other companies like Samsung, Sony's Play Station, and Pansonite have entered the VR headset market.
Game developers have also acknowledged the potential of VR, and they have begun to create games that are designed specifically for that tech.…Read more