Gaming In Popular Culture – Changing Attitudes
Gaming has been around for many years but has always been somewhat of an underground hobby. However increasingly the world is warming to gaming and making it more accessible to far greater numbers of people from around the world. This has led to an explosion in the number of people following online gaming events as well as a lot of gaming related content and development.
What Is Gaming?
So , first things first , what is gaming? gaming is a term commonly used to describe playing video games rather than traditional sports games. Video games are a type of game that can be played on a computer as well as gaming console , mobile phone tablet and other electrical devices.
Video games originated in the form of arcade machines as well as supercomputers and over the last 60 years they have grown a significant amount to the point where billions around the world play video games every day.
As time has gone on video games have come on leaps and bounds in terms of graphics as well as overall processing capabilities. This means that gamers from across the globe can enjoy a much more fast paced and immersive gaming experience overall.
What Kind Of Games Are Available
Initially when video games first appeared on the market the selection was very limited. However as time has moved on video games have covered almost every imaginable concept and there have even been games that have caused global controversy due to the way they convey stories.
A classic example of this is call of duty modern warfare 2 with its infamous “no russian” mission. In this mission players had to massacre civilians in an airport as part of a far fetched set of story lines as an undercover CIA agent who had infiltrated a ultra nationalist Russian unit.
Controversy aside there are a fantastic range of games on offer from around the world. Everything from racing games to shooting , movie based games and much much more. So many categories of games leads to a massive overall melting point for developers.
How Have Attitudes Changed Towards Video Games?
Attitudes to video games have changed in a wide variety of ways overall. One of the main ways in which attitudes have changed towards video games is who plays them. Increasingly people from all walks of life are playing video games young and old.
Previous generations saw it as the reserve for teenagers and young adults but increasingly people of all ages are playing games on games consoles as well as computers around the world. Educational games have also played a significant role in helping with this overall.
Overall , on the whole gaming has been widely accepted across the globe as a hobby as well as a sport (e-sports) and gamers can compete at international level across the world often for large amounts of prize money. Clearly gaming plays a major part in many peoples lives and it is likely that we will see continued innovation in the gaming industry for many years to come.