Look back to the dark and distant days when the dawn of online gaming was in its infancy and you will barely recognize what was around! The technological advances in the industry are staggering and largely taken for granted by the new generation of gamers who have demanding tastes in gifts and kit. Why not stop for just five minutes and consider the technology that supports your online gaming experience and how fast it has evolved.
Mobile gaming brought the arcade to you
Gamers used to hang out in draughty arcades, hunched over whirring slot machines. With the advent of online slots and smartphones, the gaming experience moved location. It is now situated wherever you happen to be. This has changed the way in which gamers interact with their hobby.
The entertainment is constantly in your pocket or in your living room. Everywhere is a gaming room including the train, the bus stop, and the shopping center. Hard core gamers can still have a life, digital gaming is for everyone and not just those that are able to sit in front of a console all day.
Voice recognition changed the way we interact with devices
There was a time when you had to pick up your own controller! These days are in the past. Voice controlled gaming has been with us for a while and is now being exploited to its full potential (almost).
You can do a lot more than turn on your console with your voice. You can use voice commands to control the game in-play, interact with other gamers on social media and even play songs and videos from your media library. With a simple voice command, you can look up something on your web without getting up from your gaming system. Your game’s console has become the gateway to the rest of your online world.
Gesture control goes one step further
With Intel RealSense technology, you can play first person shooter games by simply waving your hands around. Devices can use a 3D camera to tracks 22 separate points in your hand. You get to connect with your gaming experience in a whole new way and without any kit getting in the way.
With a few movements of your hand, you could be leading a group of Ancient Greek soldiers to safety from the battlefield. Without the controller, the experience is a lot more authentic.
Graphics that blow your mind
Graphics have improved so rapidly in the last decade that we now take them for granted. There are few who will remember the basic 8-bit graphics in gaming devices. These days, cutting edge advances place photo realistic textures in your living room and on your smartphone. This has been done for a reason! You now truly feel that you are inside the game.
You are inside the game!
The latest in facial recognition and 3D scanning technology allows your likeness to be created in the form of an avatar. If you prefer, you can transfer your own expressions to other digital creations that look nothing like you.
Intel® RealSense™ 3D camera has the capability to create games that adapt to your emotions by scanning 78 different points on your face.