Video games have come a long since their early days of simple physics-based games (remember Pong or Tetras) to their modern day splendor with dazzling, fast-paced games that often makes one wonder if it’s really a game or a piece of reality! Indeed, modern day video games offer a kind of experience that was almost unimaginable even a few years back. A video game, played on one of the sophisticated gaming consoles of today and using a large screen LCD TV or monitor, is more than just a game. It is a whole new experience on its own right.
As hardware continues to grow more powerful and yet increasingly cheaper, game makers are really pushing the limits of their imagination to bring a kind of realism and interactivity in video games that is truly amazing. The video games of today feature the kind of graphics that can be compared to some of the best blockbusters to come out of Hollywood. Higher polygon counts, advanced lighting techniques and of course, amazing artificial intelligence (A.I.) are transforming game play into a real adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding thrill ride for gamers everywhere.
Talking of A.I., one is really amazed at how much of a difference it is making to the overall gaming experience. Gone are the days when you can choose to rush out in the open with guns blazing, blasting off enemies who just stand there with the minimum of opposition and gladly get riddled with bullets. In modern day games, they shoe an instinct to survive and dodge your attacks as much as you do. They would sneak up to you, flush you out with grenades if you go into hiding, flank you from all sides and devise all sorts of nefarious tricks to trap you, corner you and finally, win over you.
The Internet has many very good resources to educate you about all the latest technological advances in video games and keep you drooling for more. Technology video sites will also let you steal a sneak preview of upcoming titles or games being developed. Indeed, gamers can only look forward to an even more thrilling and immersible gaming experience in the coming months.