How Gaming Has Changed In The Last Decade

Gaming has come a long way, so much so that no one could have predicted how far we’ve come in technology advancements and that can be said for pretty much everything that technology has had an influence over. So how has gaming changed in the last decade?

Graphics Have Improved

To point out the obvious, graphics are certainly not what they used to. It’s gone from the simplicity of Pacman and Space Invaders to games like Assassin’s Creed and Skyrim where you have to blink twice to check that the characters aren’t in fact, real people. This has certainly changed the love of gaming, and these graphics make gameplay even more exciting than ever before. Even games that were released five years ago have been updated and revamped in newer editions that surpass expectations. It’s always an exciting period when a game’s trailer is released, and the graphics are more jaw-dropping than ever before.

Virtual Reality Is Going Mainstream

It’s certainly been in the pipeline for a while, even though virtual reality has been around for a while now. But it’s only a matter of time before it goes mainstream, it’s just who’s going to make it functional and successful first. VR headsets are now available in a basic form where you slide your phone in to watch VR compatible content. You also have the same but in a more advanced format with controls. However, immersive gaming using virtual reality is only going to become more advanced, and it’s only expected that it transforms dramatically within the next ten years.

Gaming Has Broken Out Of Its Traditional Playing Format

Gaming was once merely considered as a hobby that players would play in their bedrooms, basements and living rooms. However, since the world of gaming has advanced into such high-quality gameplay, it’s somehow turned into an official sport. Gamers from across the globe gather at arenas that contains thousands of spectators who all watch or stream from home, a competition to see who comes out on top. These gamers can earn millions from winning a match, and it’s truly mind-blowing to see how competitive gaming has risen the ranks to become a form of mainstream entertainment.

Technology And Spec Has Improved

Before gaming PCs really came to fruition, gaming was often played on desktops that weren’t designed to keep up with gaming. However, as gaming has grown in general, so has the machines in which they’re played on. The spec of geforce rtx 2080, for example, is the latest generation in what is the fastest operating piece of equipment on the market. To get the most out of your gaming experience, the better the console or desktop is, the more fulfilment and enjoyment you’ll get out of it.

Who knows what the future holds for gaming but it’s clear from the last decade gone by, that it has no signs of stopping where it’s at now. It’s an exciting time to be alive and to be a gamer in 2019!

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