Video games are on the rise nowadays. The incredible advancement in gaming technology is to be credited for this. The many games consoles out there, including the WII, the XBOX and the Playstation have been around for years – but if you compare the first model of each of these with the current device, you’ll be left flabbergasted by the enormous contrast! Nintendo Game Boy has also undergone some serious change, among others.
Back in the early development of these gaming contraptions, they were fairly bulky in comparison to the current models. With GameBoys, there has been at least a 100% reduction in the size of previous makes. There has also been a reduction in the size of the XBOX and the Playstation – it’s quite unpredictable what the developers might come up with in the future
As the consoles change, so to do the games that are played on them. With the newest version of the X box, Playstation etc., the games have all been adapted so that they can be accommodated by the new technologies. With Game Boys, the game is inserted into the device – as the device has gotten smaller, so too have the games (they’re basically just SD cards now). The discs used for the earlier consoles also differ in size compared to the current makes.
Despite the changes in video gaming, some of my habits will never die. I’ll never be able to get rid of my old Crash Bandicoot games, they’re too much fun and come with so many great memories (despite the fact that they can’t even be played on some newer consoles!). I can’t say the same for my older versions of Fifa however. With sports games, it’s not just the technology that’s changing, but also the sport itself! New players go to different teams each time a Fifa Game is released – it might be a good idea to get rid of all these old games if you want to keep up-to-date on the actual sport itself! Thankfully there’s usually somewhere that we can exchange our old and unwanted games for cash!
It’s exciting to think where technology will be at in a few more years – I can’t wait to see. I have no doubt that new games will be created and continually put on the market – personally I can’t wait for the next Call Of Duty: Ghosts!