Gaming has been around for a long, long time. A really long time. Thousand of years ago, the ancient Mayans and Aztecs has highly organized team sports considered to be the forerunners of modern games like football, soccer, and cricket. Video games of course were the natural progression from physical games played on well defined fields in brightly colored uniforms. They took people way beyond experiences that we know are possible, and into the realm of that which is, at best, nearly impossible. In the last year, things have gone up a giant notch in terms of where and how people are playing video games. Tablet gaming, in particular, has seen a tremendous increase.
There really is something to the proposition that people in America are addicted to toys and games. If you added up how much you spend each year on video games, game systems, board games, and even Legos, you would probably be soundly surprised at the staggering amount. But games and toys are an important part of our lives. While people of past generations grew up identifying with characters from radio shows and tv programs, today’s youth are more likely to associate with characters from video games or toys.
We are all addicted to Angry Birds. It’s something we’ve had to come to terms with, though not necessarily move past, in order to get on with our lives at some point. If you want to feel a lot better about owning every single Angry Birds title to come out for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (on all three devices if you have them, no less!) such as Angry Birds Free, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, and Angry Birds HD for iPad, then check out what these AB Addicts in Spain have been up to. Trust me, you’ll either become crazed with jealousy, or you’ll think to yourself, “Wow, maybe I’m not so bad after all.”
There are many things that I really like to do. Things like hiking, reading, and photography are all very fun things that I love to do, but online gaming is probably at the very top of the list. I mean, who does not like pretending that they are a part of another world where they have to keep people safe or kill off bad guys? Online gaming is not just for consoles that connect online, but there are internet browser gaming opportunities too.
Where are games heading in a society of gamers? Bigger, better, stronger, harder, faster paced, and 100% hardcore–or at least that is what I am hoping for. In 2011 we have some great game prospects coming out at the end of the year. With the infamous Skyrim and CoD Modern Warfare 3 coming out in November we have a expected need for gaming to be taken to the next level. Will we achieve it? Let’s find out. Below is an info-graphic that shows the progression of gaming. So what do you think? Will the world of gaming evolve again soon?
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