Digital Gaming and Computers Today’ssociety really revolves around computers and technology.Ananda mitra is theauthor of “Digital games”. inthe book mitra writes about several different types of games. The computers yougame on, and the future of digital gaming. There is more behind the games weknow, such as the creation and art that lies behind the screen as well as somethings you may need in order to game. The more we update technology and advanceinto it, the more games and computers will change with it. Which could be seenas an advantage or a disadvantage for some players and games. There areseveral different types of games and the computers that you game on.
There aresingle-player games and multiplayergames. Single-player games are games that one person plays and they play alone.One of the most common single-player games is Solitaire. “Solitaire wasadapted as a computer game in 1990 when Microsoft included a version with itsWindows program”.
While playing a single-player game there is an oppositeopponent, which is a computer playing against you. Action games is one of themost popular categories for a single-player. Action games include fightingwhich include different skill levels that the player will advance on into.Simulation games is another popular category among gamers. Simulation gamesallow the user to play with digital version of real life objects. “Forexample, the Web-based company Fishland allows people to create their own fishthat needs care and attention”. Multiplayer games allow you to playwith other players and complete tasks together.
Most players are not actuallytogether while playing, they are on their own computers at different areas. Onmany multiplayer games you can talk to people, and make new friends while youwork on tasks together. One common multiplayer game is Runescape which youcomplete different jobs with other people while you can talk to them to gettheir help. On multiplayer games you take on specific rules which you adopt inthe game. The players of the games make up the dialogue based on the tasks ofother players, which is how the story behind the game develops.
The idea ofmaking friends on the games can sometimes be more important than the playingand tasks of the game itself. In order for you to complete the tasks with theother players, you have to be able to communicate with the other players whichis where the friendships come into play. Gaming computers now are verydifferent from what they use to be.
Now you can use your own personal computerto play the digital games you want to play. In order to use your personalcomputer for gaming, you have to install special graphics cards, sound cards,motherboards, and have the space on your computer. even though it doesn’t seemlike much, there are several different types of gaming and the computers thatconnect with it. “A good gaming computer starts with a high-speedmicroprocessor, which is the brain of the computer”. Another good aspect of agaming computer is the amount available on the RAM. In order for the game towork good, you have to have an effective amount of RAM available.
Computergames are extremely detailed with their graphics and effects, which is why youmust have the space on your gaming computer. There are also several types ofgaming devices you can play on instead of just the computers. You can also playon Nintendo, Xbox, and Playstation, which are some of the other types of gamingsystems. Some gaming systems are portable so you could take the system with youand you can have your own games with you.Gaming has a huge impact on thesociety as well as the future of gaming.
Age ranges vary for today’s and thefuture gamers it also plays a big impact on the different ages. Some games arespecifically for more mature adults to where as other are made for youngerkids. Some players do become addicted to gaming which means they feel as ifthey have to play more often than others do. Gaming addiction seems to be moreof a concern for younger kids versus older. Younger children who are addictedwill spend most of their free timeplaying games, which will impact their everyday tasks as well as how they arecompleted and how well. Most of the worry and concern with children gaming isthe fact that they are gaming with strangers. “A study done in 2006 reportedthat 33 percent of gaming players participate in online games with strangers.”The danger of this is that some players may not be truthful about themselveswith the other players.
Which could be a predator with younger children if theyknow the child is younger and being truthful with them. The creation of morerealist games is a big effort for the future of gaming. “Technologies are beingdeveloped to enable computers to create an environment in which the player canuse all five senses during a game.” Having these advantages during a game, willmake playing more realistic for the player with certain gear. Future games willalso have more links with today’s entertainment media. Which could be seen asmore educational for younger children. Having advantages like this, could teachplayers specific skills which could be used to help children.
The moretime that passes by and the more technology advances the more and more thingswill begin to change little by little. They seem like minor changes now, but asyou look back in the future you will notice a major amount of differences andhow they affected the gamers. No matter what you do and or want to do, digitaltechnology will almost always be involved. As well as the work behind the gameswill always be needed.
Even though it doesn’t seem like much, there are severaldifferent types of gaming and the computers that connect with it. There is morebehind gaming and the technology involved that the typical non gaming personwould not notice.