Gaming became hugely popular in the 1980’s and the advancements in technology since then makes gaming unrecognizable by today’s standards. The blur between reality and fantasy is becoming ever more subtle and people can really immerse themselves into the gaming experience. The fantasy world of gaming has become so “real” that you can purchase currency relating to different fantasy games that can give you an advantage and enable you to progress quicker. You can buy Runescape Gold for use within the popular fantasy game, Runescape.
So what are the key advancements that have been made in gaming technology?
Graphics are almost video quality and gamers who play on gaming PC’s have the option of installing graphic cards for the ultimate experience
Gaming on The Go
Smartphone technology has now enabled people to enjoy gaming “on the go”. You can play your favorite game, whilst waiting for a bus by downloading the app. Of course playing games on a mobile device isn’t a new pastime and simple games such as "Flappy Bird" and "Color Switch" have been extremely popular. It is now possible to play games that were only available on consoles and PC’s. Gaming has enabled people who don’t own the latest console to access the games too. Clever marketing by the big game publishers.
Face, movement and voice recognition
It is possible to create an avatar for gaming purposes that looks just like you! This means you can literally be the main character in your own movie. Webcams and facewear sensors interpret your facial features and emotions, transferring them onto the screen. This allows a realistic gaming experience when in player to player game play.
A well as facial recognition your voice can now be recognized. It is possible to turn off consoles and control commands during game play.
For the full monty in recognition 3D cameras can now pinpoint any movements in your hand, which can then be interpreted into gameplay. This may mean that game controllers will become a thing of the past! Movement recognition is great for shooting games.
Whilst wearing a virtual reality headset, you can lose yourself in another world. You feel as though you are actually in a different place when wearing the headset. To allow you to explore different places there are many apps available to download on your smartphone. Virtual reality can be educational forchildren (with supervision) allowing them adventures exploring the Colosseum, the inside of a volcano, and under the surface of a pond.
Surprisingly virtual reality has not yet been developed into a gaming console, but there is scope for the future. Virtual reality headsets are becoming more advanced in the realism it offers the user and is becoming increasingly popular.
What does the future hold?
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