How Did Technology Change Video Gaming?
At some stage, video gaming was the most popular form of entertainment for a certain generation. With technological advancements, it became inevitable that this would also affect gaming. The Pacmans and Nintendo consoles had to make for the Playstations and Xboxes of this world. Now the latter brands are even struggling to keep up with technology change.
3D technology means more realistic graphics
Original games were in 2D format. This often meant that players were limited to four motion options: up, down, forward and backward. This development has also led to a more impressive gaming world. Gone are the days of pixelated graphics. Today’s games feature crisp, clear visuals.
Artificial Intelligence is here
Thanks to artificial intelligence, games have become more challenging. Bots are being created that are capable of growing and learning. What this means is that the next time you play a game your computer-controlled opponent is likely to anticipate your moves and mimic human behaviour.
Internet is faster
Games are played online more often. This is largely due to the much faster internet speeds. The fun element in this form of gaming lies in the ability to have multiple human players taking part. World of Warcraft is a prime example – with eight million subscribers.
Everything is going mobile
Thanks to mobile technology change influencing just about everything, gaming on-the-go is quite popular. As a gamer, you no longer have to stay put in your house to play your Xbox. Games can be downloaded and be played from wherever you choose. Who can forget the recent Pokemon Go craze?
VR gaming is more popular
This gaming technology lets you become part of the action, so you get an almost immersive experience. Developments are heading in the direction of having a fully engaging experience, so for instance, when you hold your hands out, you’ll be able to see them in front of you.