The New Technological Advancement in the Gaming World

The world is becoming more advanced and modernized with every passing second. New, unbelievably amazing and extremely shocking advancements are being made in the world of tech and the gaming world has changed due to it too. The mainstream 1980s have long gone and the video games have come a long way. Let us look at some of the great advancements in tech, which have revolutionized the gaming world.

    Facial Recognition

The time has come when your computer really “knows” who you are. The facial recognition technology with 3D scanning has allowed the systems to actually create your likeness in the gaming world allowing you to create a custom avatar of yourself in the game. You can inventively transfer your expressions to digital creations and some great Intel RealSense 3D cameras even allow you to copy emotions in games. Developers have created games that adapt to human emotions by scanning 78 points on a person’s face. How cool is that?

    Voice Recognition

Are you a lazy gamer who is just lying around on the couch and wants to play a game but too lazy to pick up the controller? Well, no problem at all because the voice-controlled gaming has come around. The computers are now able to recognize your voice commands and not only turn your console on and off but also control the game play too. You can browse the web, have a look at your social media and play selections from your media library by simply uttering commands to your PC or game system.

Gesture Control

Boy oh Boy! Does this not excite you more than ever? With the latest Intel RealSense technology in the market, you can get rid of the controller altogether and enjoy your games by gestures. You can play first person shooter games or simply interact with your device with just a few waves with your hand. The devices use a 3D camera and track 22 separate points in your hand. By using the natural movements of your body, you can really connect with the gaming experience.

    Virtual and Augmented Reality

VR headsets are becoming common nowadays which allow you to get fully immersed in the gaming experience like never before. If the virtual world isn’t your thing then you have augmented reality where you are not confined to a TV or a computer and play games with your very own unique perspective. These games maneuver spaces within the real world and make the objects of gaming world applicable to real life situations. For example, you can make puzzles on your room wall and play table hockey on your living room table or kitchen counter.

    Wearable tech

Whether they are Smart watches, glasses or wristbands, the wearable tech is making the games portable. Companies are using this technology to incorporate entertainment for the gamers. While other gaming devices made you confined to a couch, wearable tech is making you leave that old couch and explore the world too. These techs are not only extensions of your body but extensions of the gaming consoles that you love and know so well.


Game Consoles of 2016

Choosing the right game console is a hard decision to make. Game consoles are specially made and pre-packaged computers that are designed for playing video games on your television. There are three real players in town when it comes to game consoles and they are Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. Microsoft and Sony provide some powerful gaming consoles. Xbox One and Xbox 360 by Microsoft and PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 by Sony are some gamer dream consoles. Nintendo has its own charm with Wii U consoles, which are family friendly and have exclusive games like Zelda and Mario. Let us take a look at some great gaming consoles that you can buy in 2016.

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro has come out with some spectacular graphics, exclusive gameplay to provide you with some extraordinary entertainment. You can explore vivid game worlds with some very cool and rich visuals with up to 4K streaming and 4K auto-upscaling for video content. It is compatible with every PS4 game and allows you to play online with other PS4 players too. It supports faster frame rates to deliver super sharp action to gamers on select PS4 games. The console has a 1TB hard drive which works well with all PS4 games, accessories, and apps. It outputs an HDR and 4K signal which is compatible with high-end TVs.

However, the reviews about this console say that it only shows noticeable improvements for some limited number of games. Another drawback is that it does not play Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray discs.

Microsoft Xbox One S

Microsoft’s Xbox One S has come with 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and HDR. You can play all the greatest game lineups including the Xbox 360 classic games on this console. It is also 40% smaller than the old Xbox console. But this little thing has a 2TB of internal storage making it the most advanced Xbox ever. You can experience colors that are more luminous with higher contrast ratio between darks and lights on this console. It has a high dynamic range technology, which really brings out the true visual depths of the game. It is a slick device, which works great with Bluetooth devices as well. The drawbacks of the device are that its 4K, HDR and Ultra HR Blu-ray setting only work with newer television sets and many require trial and error first. Thou this updated controller feels cheap as compared to its predecessor if you already have a Xbox then there is no use in upgrading rather you should wait for the most powerful Xbox One successor, Project Scorpio which is set to come in late 2017.