How Technology has Changed Gaming
The rate at which technology advances is far faster now than it ever has been and just about every industry is reaping the benefits of the improvements and heightened accessibility to cutting edge tech – gaming is seeing more advancement than any other, so it would seem.
At the dawn of video gaming; players would be forced to wait anything up to several hours for their consoles or titles to load up before playing – the Commodore 64 was so slow that the prototype is probably still booting! Now, courtesy of exponentially faster processors, gamers can go from booting to playing online with hundreds of their friends in seconds – no more waiting around for Generation Y!
Aside of the home consoles and arcade machines; gaming has moved into a whole new realm thanks to the advent of mobile devices. No-one is ever too far away from their pocket sized portal to the world and mobile gaming has taken the world by storm time and time again. From the early puzzle games to the Geo-Caching sensation that is Pokemon GO; mobile technology has offered the gaming industry more than decades of marketing ever could.
Even the online casino industry has benefited from gaming tech advances as players from around the world can wager their stakes against one another from the comfort of their own homes. Take Fruity King online roulette, which has become progressively more advanced and has helped traditional games bring the casino industry to a much faster audience than ever before.
Even the peripherals that are bundled in with consoles, or come as expensive additions, are more advanced than ever before. In the 1990’s, the N64’s lengthy controller cable was thought of as a godsend but now we consider wireless controllers an absolute necessity and even take our consoles with us for a gaming fix on the go thanks to the Nintendo Switch and it’s exceptional screen technology.
In truth, the gaming industry has left its roots behind and even board games have been converted into applications for downloading to mobile devices and consoles; there’s no more flipping the Monopoly board in a fit of rage because the board simply isn’t there any more – you can even control the game with your voice!
As a final point of tribute to the technological advances on the gaming industry; Virtual Reality has arrived and is set to revolutionise the way users play their games. Totally immersive games are already here but are somewhat basic when compared to their console competition – it’s unlikely to be long before the VR titles are as expansive and as sumptuously beautiful as their console equivalents.
Long may technology continue to develop and enrich our gaming lives.