News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 5, 2017: The only thing constant in life is change. Nothing embodies that saying as accurately as the Internet. Over the past decade, the Internet has grown dynamically and exponentially in a very short period of time.
The gaming industry has undergone dramatic changes as well. Gone are the one-dimensional games of the late 80’s and nineties. Even the games of the early 2000’s look ancient by today’s standards.
There are a number of things that enabled online entertainment to be what it is today. Without the introduction of a few key technological advances, the online entertainment industry could not have taken the huge leap forward that enabled it to become what it is today. There would be no online gaming as we know it today without the invention of 3D accelerators and the increased processing power to make them work properly. Another very important invention was the graphics chip, as well as devices such as consoles and controllers.
The video game was one of the first games to undergo a major metamorphosis. In the early nineties, for the first time, the video game left the arcade and entered the home. This was made possible with the invention of the console and the personal computer. Back then, if you wanted to play with your friends, each of you had to take turns sitting in the “hot seat.” With the introduction of LAN (Local Area Network) and then Broadband, video games entered a whole new era.
An era where the hot seat was no more and each person played from their own PC or game console. The old arcade games like Pacman and Super Mario brothers evolved to suit the console. RPG’s or Role-Playing Games, emerged with classic games like Tomb Raider and Legend of Zelda. Those quickly gave way to the MMORPG or Multimedia Online Role Player Games, which featured a virtual reality like setting where you now had players from all over the world logging onto a single platform to play a game. These games also allow you to interact with other gamers in real time. Chief among these are interactive fighter games like SRO (Silk Road Online) and the online casinos.
The next trend to hit the online entertainment industry was real money gaming. People were now able to sit in the comfort of their own home and gamble as if they were in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace or the Bellagio. Cryptocurrency enabled gamers to place real-life bets and collect real-life cash when they win. Debit and credit cards could be used to easily place bets and redeem wins in just about any online casino.
You can expect the future of online entertainment to enhance this experience as it takes it one step further into the world of virtual reality. Already there are a number of virtual reality gaming platforms that allow for the use of cryptocurrency like the ever popular bitcoins. People already don’t need to leave their homes to enjoy a night at the casino but it is expected that virtual reality online casinos will enable the gamer to play as if they were actually teleported to the casino. You would be able to totally immerse your mind in the technology and become one with the game. One would expect to see these virtual reality casinos begin popping up everywhere on the net. You don’t even have to be in the same country to enjoy a game of blackjack or poker. All you would need is a secure Internet connection.
From the arcade to the home, to handheld devices that you carry around with you, the online entertainment industry has made quite a few giant leaps forward. The future of online entertainment is no doubt virtual reality gaming.