What will future gaming consoles be like?

Many of us have probably looked at the world and been quite impressed with the technological changes that have occurred. This is probably due to a certain movie that came out in the 1980’s whereby the main characters travelled by car into the future. This no doubt caused people to think about the changes that have recurred, but also the changes that did not occur.

This movie got me thinking about what life might be like in about 20 years time. How will it have changed, what differences will we see? It also made me think about an important aspect of my life: Gaming. Ok, so I don’t get to go on my games console as much as I used to, but I still enjoy it.

In recent years, we have all seen huge changes take place in the world of gaming. Now, we can log in and play games with anyone in the world, while being connected to the internet. We can even watch television and surf the web on our consoles, while also downloading movies too, if we fancy it.

But what will future gaming consoles be like? What will they offer us that will change our lives for the better, or at least make things easier? Let’s take a look at that right now:

Cross-platform games

Right now, some games are only available on specific platforms, but the future could bring something different. With increasing compatibility coming into play, we could well see games that were specifically make for one console, being played on a completely different one. We could also see people who are playing on two entirely different consoles, enjoying MMORPG’s while working as a team.

More physical games

Games manufacturers know that we need to be more active, which is why a lot of them are developing games that get us moving. I think that in the future, we will be able to jump about, run on the spot, and be very active through-out a war game, for example, and mimic what someone would be doing in a real-life situation. The stereotypical overweight and lazy gamer will no doubt change into a fitter and much more active one if this takes place.

Creating games

There is already the opportunity to create games, but these opportunities are currently few and far between. I believe that we will all be given the chance to create games, and then have them played by our friends and team mates. The ability to create games will mean there will be a lot more available, and we can all experience the pleasure, and the hard work that goes into creating them.

Gaming in your room, and on your walls

In a virtual reality kind of way, I wonder if images will be sent from our consoles and into our rooms. The virtual reality room will no longer be limited to our screens, but they will find themselves in the room we happen to be in. This does mean that we will have to make sure our sister’s best curling wand is out the way, and Dad’s prized trophy doesn’t get damaged when we leap into action, but other than than, I think it will be a great submersible experience.

The above ideas are just ideas, predictions, if you will. No-one can say for sure what the future of game consoles holds, but it’s set to be a thrilling one.

The popularity of flying virtual reality planes

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I recently discovered that there’s a whole word of virtual reality planes out there. I was visiting my brother in law, and he showed me his cockpit, which basically consisted of a variety of gadgets that he’d made that resembled a proper cockpit. Needless to say, I was pretty impressed with this, and the game that he went on to show me.

 

It seems that you can fly quite realistic planes that you need to fly to and from various airports around the world, and you can do this in real time. This means that if a flight from one airport to another takes 6 hours in real life, it will take 6 hours in the game. That’s a lot of commitment! Incredibly, the virtual reality planes are so realistic, my charming brother in law, could fly a plane for real. I think that’s pretty amazing, and it seems I’m not the only one to think that.

 

This type of virtual reality plan flying is hugely popular, I just had no idea this concept existed, and that it was taken so seriously. After buying himself a cap, and adding a camera to it, so that the images on his monitors moves in line with his head movements, my brother in law now has a very realistic flying experience.

 

 

What can you do while flying?

 

As I mentioned earlier, a flight that takes 6 hours to complete in real life, will take 6 hours to complete in the game, so what can you do during this time? My brother in law, keeps an eye on his flight, as he would have to in real life, but he also does Stave Puzzles, while creating other bits of tech and reading all about Java. He certainly keeps himself busy! I guess you don’t have to be at the screen the whole of the flight, unless there are bad weather conditions.

 

If you’re flying a plane for real, you can probably put it on autopilot for a bit, and you’re no doubt informed when you need to take over. As long as my brother in law stays nearby, and he keeps an eye on how the flight is going, he can spend those 6 hours doing pretty much whatever he wants.

 

With training videos available, the opportunity to buy more planes, and learn how to fly those, it’s safe to say that this specific part of the gaming industry is going to be around for quite some time.

Can gaming teach you about life?

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If you ask anyone who has never sat in front of a console before, they will tell you that gaming simply cannot teach you about life. The fact of the matter is that it can teach you about life, but it all depends on the type of games that you play.

 

Young children are often encourage to learn how to do maths, read, and even get creative via a games console. Many games directed towards the young, can help them to learn, and inevitably master a wide range of skills that they would not learn until they went to school.

 

But when kids get older, and they’re sat in front of games that involve them shooting zombies, or the enemy during world war II, what can they possibly learn? The fact is that they won’t always learn things that are very realistic, but they will and can learn about historical events, which guns were used in the war, and even who was on what side.

 

Getting out there and living life

 

Gaming will only teach you about life to a degree, you simply cannot learn all that you need to know, via a games console. Getting out there and living life is the best way to do this, but this isn’t to say that playing various games is not worthwhile.

 

A lot of driving games will teach you the basics about driving a car, or even a truck, but it won’t show you exactly what driving is really like, there will always be a few differences.

 

Fighting games will enable you to relieve your frustration, but they won’t tell you exactly how to do the manoeuvres. What’s more is you may not know exactly what gear you need to keep you safe in a fight (Go to http://www.tigerstrike.com/equipment/sparring-gear/foam/ for more information), or exactly what you need to do in order to stay alive.

 

Gaming can in theory teach you a lot about life, and it’s safe to say that games are getting more and more realistic, but no-one will be able to learn all that they need to know about life, through a game.

 

I guess that in the future, we will all have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the world of gaming, whether we’re sitting in front of a console, or we’re immersed in a virtual reality world. It’s definitely safe to say that for now, games can only teach you so much, but if you want to learn about life, then you need to live it for real.

 

Gaming: Making life more of an adventure

file0001556040045There seems to be a lot of negative press about gamers and their lifestyles. Some people claim that gaming isn’t very good for you, and it can ensure you lose touch with reality. For the most part, those that make these claims have never ventured into the world of gaming, or they have, and they decided it wasn’t for them.

The world of gaming can be a very exciting one, and these days it can even help you to communicate with people all over the world. Although I’m not as much of a gamer as I used to be, I know for a fact that it can make life more of an adventure.

Life can be better when you game

It doesn’t matter what kind of game you play, life can seem a lot more fun and interesting if you spend some time fighting zombies, killing dragons, or simply trying to solve a puzzle. This is because it can add something different to your day, especially if you’re bored and you’re not sure what to do. Alternatively gaming can help to add a bit of excitement to your life, if that is what you’re looking for.

I used to use gaming as a means of escapism when life was pretty hard. Not only did it help me to forget my troubles for a while, but through gaming, I was able to meet and make friends with like-minded people. These people are still my friends many years later, so anyone who say is gaming is bad for you, doesn’t know the full story.

Can you find excitement elsewhere?

The fact of the matter is, you can. I now get a lot of excitement from going on Yurt Holidays, doing a spot of climbing from time to time, and meeting up with my friends. However, this excitement does not stop me from gaming now and again, as it’s something I just love to do.

Using the skills you learn from gaming

Apparently the following is true: While straying onto a wood in Norway with his sister, a young boy was confronted by a moose. The moose was going to attack, but the boy protected his sister and himself, by using skills that he had learned in a mass media online role playing game. This just goes to show that some skills can be translated and used in real life.

So what did the boy do? He taunted the moose to protect his sibling, so the moose would leave his sister alone. Then, they both played dead, and the moose got bored and left. These skills that the boy learned gaming, ultimately save the life of his sister, and his too. This just goes to show that perhaps there’s a lot more to the world of gaming than we think.

I’m pretty confident that if there was a zombie apocalypse, my younger brother would have no trouble blasting them away. I’m also confident that he would know where to hide, and when to run. I know a zombie apocalypse is unlikely to occur, but that doesn’t mean his skills cannot be used elsewhere.

The world of gaming really can make life a lot more exciting, so why not give it a go and see what it does for you?

 

What is the future of gaming?

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The world of gaming is growing increasingly larger, and there are better ways of gaming too. Right now, we can play against someone on the other side of the world, or we can have them on the same team. The world of gaming has evolved so much that games can be incredibly realistic, sound effects are very life-like, and we can feel totally immersed in the goings-on.

So what is the future of gaming likely to be like?

There has been a lot of talk in the past about gaming, and the fact that it’s getting more and more realistic. Gaming will continue down this path as graphics get better, and games consoles are able to handle better graphics with ease. But realism aside, there could potentially be a lot more to the future of gaming.

Total immersion?

It’s likely that in just a few years gamers will be buying and wearing headsets that ensure they feel totally immersed in the game. Wear the headset, and it’s likely that when you look down at your feet, you’ll see the body of one of the characters in the game instead of your own.

This could potentially be an incredible way to play a wide variety of games, but it’s likely that it will be a while before it’s considered the norm.

The first few headsets are likely to be quite bulky, perhaps the response time won’t be so great, and there will be a few other tweaks needed. But, that will change a few years later as more and more games manufacturers try to bring out bigger and better models.

Will we live our lives in a game?

The trouble is that life-like gaming can make it easier for people to escape from reality. Sometimes games can be better than the reality that we face each day, and it’s concerning that this could potentially become our lives.

How can we avoid living in a virtual world?

When life is hard, it’s all too easy to escape into the virtual world, but we can make the real world better. You can start by dressing in clothes that you like, by doing your hair, if you’re not sure how, Read more over at Style That Hair. You might also want to think about getting a job and being around those you love. This can help you to avoid living in a virtual world right now, and in the future when the virtual world is going to become more realistic.

But what about those predictions….?

It really is hard to say for sure what the future of gaming will be like, and this is because the world of gaming is constantly changing. I suspect that in 50 years’ time, we will see total immersion, we will be able to feel what happens in games (To a degree), and there’s a real potential for us to spend a lot of our lives talking to and almost living with people we wouldn’t otherwise meet.

It’s also likely that the world of gaming will become an inspiring and exhilarating one, that has the potential to leave the real world lagging behind.

Do healthy gamers exist?

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When we think about gamers, we pretty much see an image in our minds of a 20-somehting year old guy who is slightly unkempt, overweight and sits in front of a screen all day. Thanks to the media, television programs and movies, most people think of gamers in this way.

The trouble is that this is a stereotype, and it’s one that is not correct. For example, my younger brother is in his thirties, he walks about 10 miles a day and watches what he eats. If you were to tell people that my younger brother is a gamer, they would probably be quite surprised.

 

The fact of the matter is that healthy gamers do exist, we as a society don’t tend to hear about them or acknowledge them as much as we do the stereotypical types. There are a lot of healthy gamers out there, they just happen to be people who enjoy gaming, and just as my brother does, undertake a bit of exercise and watch what they eat.

The gaming lifestyle

The gaming lifestyle does involve sitting for long periods of time, and staring at a screen, but this is something millions of office workers do around the country every day. While the office workers are unlikely to buy Sumo bean bags online so they can be a bit more comfortable when they play whatever game it happens to be, there are in essence doing the same thing.

The gaming lifestyle may well involve some people drinking a lot of soda, and eating a lot of processed high fat foods, but for the most part, it’s teenagers and those in their early twenties who tend to do this the most. You place young adults in a supermarket, and tell them to buy whatever they want, and most of them will buy something high in sugar, salt and fat.

Perhaps this is where the gaming stereotype came from, but the gaming is not like this for all gamers. The older gamers are likely to be more conscious about what they eat, and how long they spend in front of a screen.

An unfair stereotype

Healthy gamers do exist, in fact I was a gamer for about 10 years. I always watched what I ate, and I didn’t spend days on end locked in a dark room. The gamer stereotype is pretty much an unfair one, as for the most part, gamers have other commitments and simply cannot game 24/7.

Healthy gamers really do exist, but until society as a whole accepts that the stereotype is incorrect, they will continue to see it that way. I know that television and movies are slowly trying to change this misconception, but it’s likely to be years before we see a real difference.

If you are an unhealthy gamer

If you are an unhealthy gamer, and you want to change, then simply eat healthier foods, and try to get a little more exercise. You don’t have to go vegan or anything, just try to watch how much fat, sugar and salt you eat, and add a few of your favorite fruits and vegetables to your diet. As far as exercise is concerned, you don’t have to run a marathon, just try to be a little more active in all aspects of your life.

Think of it this way, if you eat a healthier diet, and you have more exercise, you’re going to be around a lot longer, which means you can enjoy gaming for longer too.

Is gaming bad for you?

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What is Gaming and is it Different from Sports?

People in most cases take games and sports to be one at the same time. The truth of the matter is that these are two different things all together. A game is an activity that involves more than one participants and the efforts of every individual counts. On the other hand, sporting activities only pertain to the skills and performance of the individual not the team. This means that it is the individual who is relied upon to bring out a good outcome in sports unlike in a game where the whole team will determine the outcome. In a game, the talent of an individual does not count but it does in a sport. Coordination of the members is more important therefore in a game to ensure success. An individual has no right to make a personal decision in a game. It must be a collective decision unlike in sports. (more…)

Learn about a Better Way to Spend Your Leisure Time

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What if you just sat down there in front of your screen or your computer and do some gaming? Could that not be a good and entertaining idea? While gaming may be used interchangeably with sports, there is usually a slight difference worth noting. When we talk of sports, there is usually an element of competition to come up with the winner. On the other hand, gaming will mostly involve having fun and therefore winning or losing does not matter much. What are of importance are the fun as well as the experience you gain. What do you know about board games? You can learn how to choose the best board games from board game reviews available in the internet from those people who have had an experience on them. You will get to know more about adult games as well as board games suitable for kids.

What are some of the benefits of gaming?

Research has shown that people who play games tend to be better in creativity, decision-making as well as high perception ability. Games usually affect how the minds operate. To play the game, you will need to have total concentration and fix your eyes on what you are doing. This therefore improves you vision and this has been used as an explanation why people who play games have a good eye coordination and therefore can drive best at night and can as well make good surgeons. Are you anxious or in pain? Did you know that playing a game could help relieve this? Researchers have shown prove that virtual gaming can be a good way to relieve pain and ease anxiety.

People undergoing serious forms of treatment such as chemotherapy can therefore be subjected to such games to reduce their fear. Some education curriculum have decided to include gaming in the syllabus because it can help children improve in their reading habits by helping them increase concentration on whatever they set to do.

Can playing video and computer games pose any danger?

While there are more benefits to the brain with gaming, there could be some risk on the other side. Results from most brain scans show that gaming can be a risk to brain development. But this is usually if it is done excessively. While playing games, the only parts of the brain that are known to be active are those involved with movement and vision. This means that the other regions especially those affecting emotion and behavior are less motivated and therefore develop less. While aggressive games are sometimes linked with high brain power, there could be some risk of translating this behavior to our real lives. This means that some people will tend to show violent behavior as learnt from the games. This is why some of the aggressive games should be limited for children and teenagers since this is the most delicate age of their development where anything learnt is hard to change. Though there is no much evidence on this, we cannot ignore that it could be a possible effect.