How Technology Is Changing The Gaming World

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A Brief History

In June 2017, the Xbox One X, a high-end model of the Xbox One featuring upgraded hardware specifications and support for rendering games at 4K resolution, was unveiled.  Technology is continuing to progress the more time passes, and it influences every aspect of society, with the gaming world being one example. For starters, entertainment has drastically changed ever since mobile phones and computers were introduced on the market.

Nowadays, there are plenty of new game consoles that offer higher quality gameplay than ever before. There are even a plethora of online games that you can choose from, and of course, you can’t underestimate the ground-breaking impact made by augmented and virtual reality.

Digging Deeper

New game consoles

Game consoles are continuously being improved, and some popular options for 2019 include:

  • PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Xbox One X
  • Nintendo Switch

Every single console offers countless different games that you can purchase, and that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

Higher quality gameplay

It is evident that technology impacts the quality of your gameplay, which not only includes the quality of the screen that you play on but the pixels of the game itself.

Online games

The options for online games have grown exponentially as mobile phones, and computers have advanced. No matter what genre of game you are interested in trying, you will always find something that you can play, even if for only a few minutes.

Imagine you are at work and in dire need of a break, or you are sitting on a bus and have countless hours at your disposal. Pulling your mobile phone out of your pocket to play something is fast, easy, and most importantly, entertaining.

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Virtual and augmented reality

Virtual refers to a simulation experience, whereas augmented reality is more interactive gameplay that uses the real world. Some are arguing that both VR and AR will replace the way media is consumed.

It’s certainly not hard to think about much impact they are making in the gaming realm, alone. You all of a sudden have an opportunity to experience a truly immersive gaming experience, something that was unfathomable even 10 years ago. The VR headset is now available to purchase in most gaming stores and is easily accessible by the general public. At the moment, these headsets remain a luxury item, but this could just as easily change such that they are ubiquitous like mobile phones and laptops.

There is no doubt that the gaming world will progress even further over the next 10 years, than what it currently looks like. Perhaps there will be more holographic gameplay options at one point. While no one can predict what entertainment will look like exactly, it is a known fact that technology will continue to play a pivotal role.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Hansen, Dustin.  Game On!: Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More.  Square Fish, 2019.

The featured image in this article, a photograph by dronepicr of an Xbox One X, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.  This image was originally posted to Flickr by dronepicr at It was reviewed on  by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0.


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