What is gaming? Simply put, it is defined as “playing” a computer game. A computer game or video game is any electronic game that entails interaction with a human user interface or input appliance, including a joystick, mouse, keyboard, or other motion sensing device, to generate visual output. In the past, video games meant playing on computers and game consoles; today, video games can be played on personal computers (PCs), handheld game consoles, television sets (especially high definition televisions), and even Internet-connected game consoles.
The popularity of video games has increased tremendously in recent years. This rise in popularity has prompted various formats of platforms for games to be developed and made available. These formats vary from simple arcade systems to sophisticated handheld devices that offer highly realistic graphics and sound effects. Many personal computers are now also equipped with specialized graphic capabilities for rendering video games.
Video games are increasingly becoming an integral part of the entertainment process for many people. For instance, millions of people play free online virtual games that allow them to interact with others around the world. These free online virtual games typically utilize some type of massively multiplayer online technology (MMORPG) to allow many players to interact with one another at the same time. Some of the most popular massively multiplayer online games include World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Telarium Online.
As more people play video games, concerns about the impact of playing these types of online games on health and safety have grown. Concerns about the potential damage to the player’s mind and the ability to develop addictive gaming habits have led many gaming device manufacturers to create specialized devices to enable players to play their games in a safer and healthier way. One type of specialized device is the personal computer video gaming console. Other specialized devices may include hand-held video game devices or broadband internet access devices that can play video games over the Internet rather than utilizing a personal computer.
As more people play games on specialized devices, they also need to use those devices to access the different games. The question then becomes, how do I access the different games without having to use my keyboard and mouse? One solution is to configure gaming device devices with special add on modules to make it possible to access a wide variety of media and other applications. For example, a game console system usually includes various input devices such as keyboards and mice as well as controllers that allow the player to play games in a variety of interactive ways. Many modern day game consoles also include built in browsers that allow the player to access web pages while playing games. Many Internet providers even provide broadband internet access that can play video games.
In summary, the choice between a desktop PC and a laptop is largely a function of personal preference. Laptops have many advantages that the average desktop computer does not have. Desktop computers generally do not offer the same amount of versatility as laptops do. Next time you go to purchase a PC or laptop, ask yourself which machine will be the best option for your needs.