Video Games in the Future
With video games technology advancing so fast and so far from where it started, one cant help but to entertain the idea of where its going to go from here. After all, that is part of a larger creative process and wed like to think that our writings contribute even in some small way.
One of the earliest video game that we can remember is Commodores" Pong." But never did we think the industry would have reached the point where it is today.
One thing is for sure however, and thats the gaming is pushing full force ahead. Today we did a little fantasizing to see where our imagination and desires would take us. The following offers some suggestion could be done short of a little thing called," impossible."
A Gamer's Plea
Were a little intrigued with the" Sun Games Glasses" idea. Wearing a pair of dark sunglasses and using the technology implemented by Nintendo "Wii" system, we could literally watch a games take place right before our eyes and then interact with it using a device thats about the size of a pen.
Since this project exactly a new idea, were curious to watch what develops from University of South Australias ARQuake project1 in springboard for this kind of gaming to develop in the near future for sure.
Another cool idea wed like to see erupt within the gaming industry is the ability to talk to the characters inside a games. Some game allow players to textually speak to games characters already, but wed like to see this pushed a little further. Wed like to be able to orally interact with characters: ask questions, joke around, warn and speak to them as if we were speaking to another human being.
And wed like to hear these characters talk back! Its the ultimate artificial intelligence opportunity and although it would probably be years before this technology would be available on a wide scale, were sure it would be a hit.
Will we can get to the point when we play inside a simulated environment the way the characters in Star Trek: The Next Generation could play? Virtual reality is getting close, but the reality of the simulation is the moment we put on the silly looking goggles and gloves.
In order for simulation of this sort to work, there has to be as little a barrier between gamers and the games as possible. We dont what to just think were inside a games, we want to feel that were inside a games and to be honest, we dont want to have to go somewhere outside our home to do so.
The television or computer screen will suffice for now, but in the future, were going to want to be surrounded with the elements that make gaming the wonder that it is today. Were going to want to transform our dens or bedrooms into a virtual alien ship or simulated jungle. In short, we want a new world.
One possible obstacle to bringing the fantasy into our living rooms is public acceptance. Would the public be ready for such a high level of entertainment? And could the public can handle it? Immediately following Nintendos Wii release, customers were ready to complain that they wanted their old controller back!
So as with any new development, there will surely be unintended consequences and although were gung- ho for these types of advances, we also share concerns about the impact it would have on an audience that isnt" virtually ready."
As a result, we can certainly effisien a few laws introduced that restricted the use of our fantasy gaming. We already have some laws that attempt the same now and in our opinion, thats a good thing. The last thing we want to encounter in gaming is physical harm- especially when were trying to enjoy virtual entertainment!
Have you ever wondering what your child was rambling on about at the dinner table when he or she start saying things like "VR" or "RPG"? Maybe you think so. "VR" and" RPG" arent new text messaging acronyms- theyre acronyms for gaming and this article is going to introduce you to some of the more common forms.
If you at least through of the Internet when you heard "VR" or " RPG" however, youre on the right track. Exclusive to the online environment, "VR" or "RPG" with consequently stands for virtual reality gaming and role playing games are just two aspects of a gaming world gone wild.
The days of playing scrabble in front of the fireplace are over in todays generation, but we dont believe youll hear too many people complaining about it. Todays generation is fascinated with online gaming- an opportunity to play game over the Internet with hundreds of people at a time.
Available to anyone with a computer and fast Internet connection, there are thousands of online game available to play by anyone... sometimes free and sometimes for a fee. They range from the familiar family board game to strange and more complicated game which require a hundred page manual to understand. One thing that they all have in common however is that theyre fun to play.
The most common type of online games youll probably run into is the Flash game- usually located on educational sites or Yahoo! for Kids for example. These game may or may not involve other players, but theyre always full of color, theyre fast to download, and theyre fun to play.
Since they run inside the website browser, no special equipment is needed. This is the simple games intriguing than checkers, but no more difficult to play than chess.
Another type of online gaming is more violent than the ones we described above and its similar to the" shoot- em- up" type game found on the first Nintendo and Playstation systems. Designed from the first persons point of view, the player typically maneuvers around the screen as a weapon- clad hand- periodically changing weapons