Gaming Hardware and Gadgets
Gaming, also referred to as game console, is a computer video game that typically involves interaction with an interactive user interface or control device that generates virtual feedback to the user. In game consoles, a user interacts with a game environment through a keyboard and / or game controller. In this way, a player can manipulate characters and issues within the game environment to achieve specific objectives. Video games can be played on a personal computer, television, mobile phone or other media player. Most modern gaming consoles are developed for the online gaming experience where the user controls an avatar (a non-interactive “character”) within a multiplayer online role-playing game environment.
Although video games are usually considered the more “traditional” type of gaming, arcade gaming has also become popular. Arcade gaming is similar to modern gaming in that it usually involves interacting with an interactive virtual world or game environment through a game controller or keyboard. However, arcade gaming takes advantage of technology and hardware possibilities such as compressed Flash software that has the capability of delivering extremely high resolution graphics over slow internet connections such as dial-up. Some arcade game titles have also been adapted into first-person shooter video games. Arcade gaming is currently the fastest growing segment in the global video game market.
There are many types of consoles used in the global gaming market. Consoles include home consoles that provide console style games like Game Boys, Nintendo Entertainment Systems (nes) and Super Nintendo that can be used to play single player online multiplayer video games. Console gaming hardware can also be used to enhance the graphics of downloaded online multiplayer video games and provide for high-definition gaming experience. Mobile devices that include smart phones, handheld PCs, laptops and netbooks have the ability to access a variety of online multiplayer games.