I know that, 10 years ago, no one expected that game consoles will be as advanced as they are today. From being a tool that is used to play games, they are now used as a source of total entertainment for everyone. More interaction, advanced graphics and audio, better game play, and storyline. Who would have expected that gaming will evolve this fast in such a short period of time?
From classic joysticks, controllers have evolved to controllers with D-Pad that can be held in hand, then here come weapons, instruments, and even racing wheel-based controllers, and suddenly we now have controllers that can track movements of the players. Some consoles even allow gamers to play games without using a controller! These changes in the controller helped us enjoy games better, but the evolution does not end there.
From cartridges, to CDs, to DVDs, now we have consoles that can play Blu-Ray games and even movies. Game consoles also allow us to wirelessly connect to the Internet, giving us the chance to browse our favorite sites, and download game demos, right in to your game console. Even the design and outer covering of game consoles have evolved from plastic-like with dull colors, to metallic covering with futuristic design.
The games that can be played also evolved from 2D graphics with low resolution, enhanced 2D graphics, 3D, and finally, 3D HD. We can play games with a realistic feel, helping us to generate the raw feeling of becoming a real in-game character. Some games even make us feel like watching movies instead of playing games.
We cannot deny the fact the game console is taking entertainment to a whole new level, with their new innovations. I can only be sure of one thing, we, gamers, will be spoiled with a lot of new things from game console companies as they continue to attract more attention and finally gain the lead in one of the most profitable industries.