The past, present, and future of gaming. An honest look at the evolution of the industry.
I've been playing video games since 1993 at the tender age of 2 years old. I started on the Super Nintendo, which was way ahead of its time looking back, and my favorite games were Super Mario, of course, and Final Fantasy III/VI. I know some of you are thinking "Final Fantasy, that's a little heavy for a two-year-old, isn't it" and looking back, it was, because I've played it again since then and t was a whole lot easier than I remember and there was a lot that I missed, but even as a toddler, I knew I loved RPG's, but it wasn't until later that I realized why.
The introduction of the smartphone brought with it a boom in mobile gaming that has helped to alter the industry forever. Many big companies have had to adapt to the shifts in the market that mobile gaming has brought with it. Here are some of the ways mobile gaming has changed the industry.
If you're a hardcore gamer, the idea of getting a new console or another PC upgrade doesn't trouble you all that much; You simply prepare to obtain the said goal, keep it moving. The not-so-hardcore community of casual and potential gamers is a bit more discerning. The idea of cloud gaming isn't new, having seen trailblazing early prototype services like OnLive generate a great deal of interest in the prospect of a truly console-free gaming experience. Skip a decade or so, and the marketplace is seeing a renewed push of the cloud gaming concept to a new generation of both hardcore and casual gamers on an extremely large scale.
I've been a gamer almost my entire life. I was wrapping my hand around an Atari 2600 joystick before I was even in kindergarten. In fact, when people on Twitter label those who started gaming with Halo on the original Xbox as "old-school", I can't help but laugh.
Epic Games enlisted users as soldiers in its battle against the tech giants... On August 13, 2020, the ultra-popular Fortnite games disappeared from the App Store and Google Play. The reason? Epic Games' violation of both Apple's and Google's Terms of Service (TOS).
Twitch is... well it's Twitch. The platform is not streamlined in the way that YouTube is with all their ALgOriTHmS and all that, so it makes it very hard to get discovered solely on the one platform. But in all the time I've spent streaming on Twitch, there are a few things I know now that if I had done differently... well things would have moved much faster.
Well, Sony has finally let the cat out of the bag... Sony finally blessed us by unveiling it's entry into the upcoming battle for console gaming supremacy on a Thursday afternoon live webcast. At long last, the aesthetics and physical form of the long anticipated Playstation 5 console was revealed, though the producers of the event saw fit to tease us with glimpses of it's form throughout the presentation. The bulk of the presentation, however, was centralized around some of the upcoming games coming out on the platform. Before we get any further down the rabbit hole, let's take a look at some of the proposed specs on the platform:
The Playstation 5 Reveal Event just ended, and I’m not entirely sure how to feel about it. Some of the games that they showed were interesting, they had a ton of games with interesting artistic design, but there was also a lot that was missing from the event. I personally had a lot of things that I liked and didn’t like from the event, so let's get right into it and start with the good from the event.
Hey, things are a little bit crazy right now in the news and general politics, especially in the UK (thank you, Dominic Cummings). Skip to the end for a list of some brand new releases. So please enjoy the latest games and tech news for this week!
This game is perfect straight to the point this equals really casual easy street racing, just sit back and enjoy the high-speed arcade rush!
Esports is inarguably one of the fastest developing sectors in the online gaming industry. The esports businesses are witnessing a significant surge in their revenue over the years due to the increase in their viewership around the world. Entrepreneurs are stepping into the online gaming industry with their own platforms. They keep adding new features to attract esports players to their platform. Analysts strongly believe that the revenue of esports will exceed $1 billion, and the global audience will cross the 300 million mark in a few years, according to a study.
The Last of Us Part 2; it’s certainly one of the most anticipated titles as the curtain falls on the eighth generation of game consoles. Let’s cast our minds back to December 2016; Sony’s PlayStation experience event. The sequel was announced and the crowd went wild. At the time the first trailer went live I was certainly all in on the hype. A sequel to what many call one of the greatest games of all time; between it and CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us 2 was the only title I was dead-set on purchasing. That is until April 2020; as many of you may know, Naughty Dog suffered a catastrophic leak. Crucial details of the game’s story began to spread all over the internet and fans were very unhappy.