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In the past time, gaming had distinctly different eras. When we think of the golden era of video games, we definitely think of it in a solid but simple arcade gameplay, colorful but in a terrible looking box art.
So the Golden Age was everything from the mid-70s to mid-80s. The games themselves were good, but advancement in everything is necessary, and the industry was flourishing in speed at that time.
Tomb Raider, Super Mario 3, and GoldenEye are the hallmarks of the Silver Age, which highlighted new mechanics, unique ways for gamers to play their favorite games.
But what age are we in now?
Early computers paved the way for multiplayer gaming, a key milestone for the development of the gaming community. The real change in gaming came with the LAN networks. Later the Internet opened up the doors to multiplayer gaming. The multiplayer gaming took the gaming community to a brand-new level because it allowed its fans to compete and communicate from different computers, which enhanced the social aspect of gaming.
Many engineers strived to employ the power of telephone lines to transfer information between consoles. Real advances in “online” gaming took place with the release of 4th generation 16-bit consoles in the early 1990s and after that, the release of Runescape in 2001 was a game changer! The new concept of massively multiplayer online role-playing games allowed millions of gamers worldwide to play, interact and compete against each other on the same platform. These games also included the functionality of a messenger, letting players communicate with the players whom they met in the same game. These games may appear old now, but they will always remain special within the dedicated gaming community.
Following the early 2000s, Internet abilities had advanced, and the computer processor technology had grown at a rapid rate. By now, every latest batch of graphics, games, and consoles appears to blow the earlier generation.
By the time Xbox 360 released, online multiplayer gaming was a fundamental part of the experience. But, nowadays, almost every game has an online component that greatly enhances the gameplay interactivity and experience, often replacing the value of the player’s offline game purposes.
Since the smartphones and app stores have hit the market, gaming has experienced an added accelerated evolution that has not only changed the method people used to play the games but has also brought gaming into the prevailing pop culture in a never before seen way. Active advancements in mobile technology over the current decade have generated an outburst of mobile gaming. This immense change in the gaming industry towards mobile gaming has not only extended gaming demographics, but also accelerated gaming to the forefront of media notice.
Though mobile gaming has created the death of handheld gaming projects, consoles are still expanding, and the new generation of console embraces a new era of capabilities and technology. The two industries that can well play an essential role in the future of gaming are artificial intelligence technology and virtual reality.
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