If you were to compare gaming today with the ancient gaming industry of 10 or 15 years ago, it would feel like looking at a black and white picture of your great grandparents and trying to find the resemblance.
Technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, and nowhere is that more apparent than the gaming industry. Just taking a look back at what we had ten years ago, we can see how new technologies in both the online gaming and online casino industries have evolved.
Here are the top 4 technological improvements that have radically changed the way games are being played.
- Online Play – The great thing about online play is that it connects people with other like-minded gamers from all over the world. When it was first introduced in games, there was an annoying lag time and the internet connection was often pretty shaky, which would make playing the game pretty frustrating.
- Better Graphics – Go online and find a website that allows you to play the original Super Mario Bros, it was one of the best games back in its in heyday. Now go and play Mario Kart. The graphical differences are night and day, and can make one wonder how we suffered through such pixilated graphics. As 3D games and VR games become more and more popular, we’ll be able to experience games in a way that was hard to imagine just a few shorts decades ago.
- Games are everywhere – Having a mobile device to play a game on isn’t new, Nintendo GameBoy and Sega Game Gear were available in the late 80’s and early 90’s. But the ease of access, free downloads and a wide range of games, from learn to read games, to playing real casino games and everything in between. In fact, mobile games are so popular that there were several apps that paid over five million dollars for a 30 second ad during the NFL Super Bowl.
- Cloud Based Technology – This technology is anticipated to be a real game changer for gamers. In addition to freeing up space on the computer, phone or game console, cloud based technology will make games more accessible for everyone. One of the biggest issues that gamers have is making sure that their device has enough memory or good enough specs to properly play the game. Playing a game in the cloud, frees up the gamer from making a significant investment when purchasing a computer or console without sacrificing for the quality of the game.