Four Video Game Luxuries That We Take For Granted

GeekParty: "Video games have come a long way. What was once just a toy is now a billion dollar industry capable of expressing ideas in a way that no other media is capable of. In the last 40 years, we’ve gone from four colors and a handful of sound effects to Hollywood-level masterpieces with scripts that would make Martin Scorsese do a double take."

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1stPersonHuman1448d ago (Edited 1448d ago )

The jump in tech in the past few decades is truly stunning when compared to other mediums. Gaming is quickly becoming not only one of the best mediums of art, but could soon combine every form of art into one. I personally have always seen the future of gaming as VR, but not until conventional OLED and LCD displays are replaced by the tech like Magic Leap, using images essentially beamed into the eyes of the gamer, creating a more realistic 3D. Graphics get better, games get larger and more immersive, and its only a matter of time before games become full life simulators, and are arguably not games at all

Kyosuke_Sanada1447d ago

This makes me miss the days of memory cards for some reason. Gone are the days when I would battle my best friend in Armoured Core without the worry of lag or servers being down.

Alsybub1447d ago

Games on cassette tapes. That sucked. I'd spend 20 or 30 minutes waiting for a demo to load and then decide it was terrible in the first minute or two. Yet, I would still play it for an hour because I'd only have to wait another 30 minutes to play something else.

To be a gamer in the 80's was very inconvenient if you didn't own a cartridge system and most parents didn't want to give their kids something that was purely for games and so we often got a computer that also had educational software. Of course we never used the educational stuff and longed for a NES.