Video games are now at or near the top of entertainment options among the younger generation, and the older crowd really enjoys them as well. The graphics on these games have become so realistic that playing games is almost like living through a movie. Video games have that kind of pull these days. The popular games like Red Dead Redemption, Starcraft 2 and Warcraft are perfect examples of how gaming and gaming consoles have evolved. It is no longer about simply putting out an addictive game - now the game must be addictive and spectacular visually. Anything less than this is not going to be good enough in today's gaming world.
There are many different gaming consoles on the market today, and the most popular are PlayStation 3, X-box 360 and the Wii. They all are miles ahead of the older gaming consoles that were popular years ago. From the Atari all the way through the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Dreamcast, Nintendo and many others, game consoles have taken a huge leap ahead.
The Wii game console is like nothing we have ever been able to enjoy before. You get to actually act out the game as you play, and the game responds to that movement. Many people never thought that this type of gaming interaction would be possible, but it is available for a mere pittance to every gamer. It is amazing that we can now play gaming technology for pennies on the dollar when this same technology was worth thousands only a few short years ago. There was a time when these systems would have cost 100 times what they do today.
Another popular genre of gaming is the portable variety. These have come a very long way as well with eye-popping graphics and options galore. You can now take most games along with you and play them in the palm of your hand. The most popular of these include PSP, Nintendo DS and Game Boy, and this sector is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. New games and consoles are coming out every single year, and it can be tough to keep up with all the latest trends. Still, it seems that the portable gaming industry catches up not long after the regular consoles debuts a product.
If you enjoy video games, this is the Golden age. Not only can you play game consoles and portable game consoles, you can also play on the computer. Computer games are as good as their counterparts in many ways, and the ability to get instant access to many of your favorites is one reason why.
Regardless of what types of games you like, there is something out there for you. With all the new technologies out there that are being developed as we speak, it is not hard to envision a space age like game system that we step into and play virtually. While this may seem rather impossible, so too did the graphics and game play that we now enjoy with our current game consoles. It may just happen someday, but in the meantime we have thousands of gaming options to enjoy.