Though the first “video game” was introduced in 1947, many might agree that it was the Atari Game Console which truly spawned the video game phenomenon on the mid 70’s.
Modern day video games all incorporate audio and more sophisticated games also provide feedback such a vibration through peripherals.
Course, what sets video games apart from TV, is the level of interaction if affords the gamer through the use of various input device or game controller. This may range from a simple joystick, to a keyboard and mouse and many things in between.
Video games can be played on many platforms, including the now less popular arcade, very popular console, portable handheld, practical PC or non-game devices. Some games transcend several or all platforms. Consoles are specialised electronic devises that connect to an external TV screen or monitor, think the Sony Playstation, Nintendo Wii, X-Box 360.
The handheld is a self contained, dedicated device used in your hands. Think Nintendo DS and Playstation Portable.
The arcade game is highly specialised electronic device designed to play usually one game and is enclosed in a cabinet. Definitely not portable in any way and doesn’t typically support online gaming.
PC games are most versatile and can be played on standard computers, but a high resolution monitor is always an asset.
Then there are phones, PDA’s and calculators which are in a way the ultimate multi-purpose mobile gaming machines.
Video game genres are used to categorize video games based on their game play interaction rather than visual or narrative differences. They are classified independent of their setting or game-world content. Genres include: Action, Shooter, Action-adventure, Adventure, Construction and management simulation, Life simulation, Role-playing, Strategy, Vehicle simulation and Puzzle among others.
Jamaica is a popular market for video games, but North America, the UK and Japan take the biggest slice of the video game market cake. It is a multi-billion dollar industry.
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Which is the best platform and how to get locally?
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