Gaming is something that for many is a weekly if not a daily activity that they enjoy. It spans across many decades dating right back to the ’80s. With new advancements in technology, video games are much more realistic than ever and this draws in so many more gamers in the modern day.
It’s no secret that artificial intelligence or A.I. has fundamentally transformed everyone’s gaming experience. Nowadays, you have an abundance of people to compete against and play with online whereas in the old days when you didn’t have someone next to you to play the game with you they were boring, dull and it created an unpleasant experience. You were often left battling the computer which at times could be rather predictable and not challenging enough. Now, even if you are left to battle against the computer artificial intelligence has made it possible for them to mimic human intelligence and they’re much smarter and cunning than ever before. If you think about playing games such as war games where you’re battling another army you’re able to select a range of difficulties and the computer can even make strategic moves.
Technology and video games have certainly come a long way since the days of battling the A.I. on Pong. Even if some level of AI was included in those early games, it just doesn’t compare to what you will find now. The AI of today is able to react to certain situations and able to make decisions about the way it should act to create the feeling of playing against another person. Some will even argue that AI is the biggest forward-thinking, innovative advancement there is when it comes to gaming.
Virtual And Augmented Reality
There is really no comparison between the graphics of today and those that existed in the ’80s and ’90s. It’s completely unfair to compare the two as graphics have improved at a rapid rate. We now have in-depth textures and intricate details on 4k TVs and computers which makes for the perfect rendering of the games we play. Not only are graphics miles better but the hardware is also massively improved to cater for it.
It’s almost a necessity for some people to have some sort of portable device to play their games on. It’s seen right across the board within several industries and the gaming industry has made sure it hasn’t been left behind. If you think about it, gaming has been portable even long before the creation of smartphones. Gameboy and Game Gear paved the way for consoles like the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Vita with portable gaming. People are now able to play high-quality games on their smartphone as well. With technology improvements across the board, the gaming industry is making sure they’re either ahead or inline.
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