Tuesday, 30 December 2008

The history of video games part 3

The most recent developments in the gaming world... the 2000s- the future!
So where are we at the moment? For handhelds, the DS and the PSP and for home consoles the PS3, XBOX360 and Wii dominate the market with the latest technology. These make up the seventh generation of gaming.

The main difference in how far these games have come in the past few decades is apparent in the visuals, where high power and resolution graphics result in breathtaking scenery and unthinkable amounts of detail.

However, the one console for me that is pushing the boundaries of the gaming industry is the Wii. The innovative concept of the Wii remote making the user rethink the gaming experience as interaction is taken to a whole new level. I think this is where the future for video games is headed, as there's only so far you can take graphics before people will start looking for something more in their gaming.
It is therefore inevitable that sooner or later the rival consoles will be forced to reanalyze their hardware designs in order to keep up with Nintendo.

It's hard to know what to expect from the future of gaming... I guess I hope for there to be a mix of both amazing graphics and the exploration for exciting new control schemes then everyone would be happy, right?
Don't know if any of you have ever read the manga series .Hack before- the plot basically revolves around the characters of a video game called 'The World', but the way they access the game is through a headset, so it's as if they're actually in the game which I thought was quite cool :)

See ya ~Emi ^o^

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