Gamers are often forced to sit around while others play because of the lack of a joystick. Not being involved can make you feel left out, which is unfortunately the case when several people want to play traditional video games. Fortunately, advancements in gaming systems are helping solve this problem, especially in the field of […]
What's Going on in Gaming Today?
Over the last 20 years, the popularity of video games has significantly increased, completely changing the entertainment industry.
With improvements in technology and the growth of Esports, video games have finally taken the center stage. With that growth, the need for smart and creative video game designers, developers, and artists has risen to an all-time high.
Games that used to take 3-10 people to create, now take more than 100 and costs tens of millions of dollars. Even games designed for mobile devices can take years to create. But with so much money on the line (billions), it's more important than ever to produce something special.
With all that's changing it can be a little difficult to figure out where you fit in. For those interested in getting an education, becoming a professional game designer, or making games from home, we've organized our gaming industry archives to help you take the next step.
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The introduction and rising popularity of home consoles and arcade games in the 1970s transformed entertainment for children and adults worldwide. Gaming has become a popular and well-accepted hobby for many people. But most avid gamers and non-gamers have a common question, “Is gaming a sport?” The advent of competitive gaming and international competitions promising […]
Video games are one of the world’s most beloved leisure activities, with over three billion active gamers globally as of 2023. The popularity and prevalence of gaming have reached unprecedented levels and are only expected to grow with each passing year. But video games have their fair share of controversy. Many claim that the cons […]
Whether you’re a gamer or not, you may have wondered, “Are video games a hobby?” Yes, gaming is a fun and harmless hobby that benefits many. But for some, it may become an unhealthy vice. So, should video games as a hobby be encouraged or discouraged? This blog post delves into gaming as a casual […]
When the Nintendo GameBoy was first released in 1989, it was a revolution in personal gaming. Up until that time, avid gamers were essentially stuck with their systems that needed to be plugged into a TV. Then, the GameBoy changed everything. Other handheld game systems came out around the same time, including Sega Game Gear, […]
DOS was the original operating system for early Windows-based systems. DOS stands for Disk Operating System but was replaced once Windows XP launched. DOS games were those developed under this operating system. While some of the best DOS games can bring you back to wonderful memories of your younger years, they also laid the foundation […]
Video game graphics have changed so much in the last 20 years that it’s almost funny what our favorite games looked like in 2000. Let’s go back through history and take a look at how the graphics of gaming has evolved. Early Arcade Game Graphics Okay, so early arcade graphics aren’t exactly pleasant to look […]
We are reader-supported. Purchases made through links on our site may earn us a commission. Learn More. The creation of more advanced artificial intelligence, or AI, leads to new and exciting possibilities in gaming. But how is AI used in video games today, and why are these advancements such a big deal? What is AI […]
To have a career in game development requires many things. Passion, drive, and artistic vision come naturally to designers with dreams of one day releasing the next hit game. However, the business end of game development may not come as readily. Especially when it comes to licensing and copyright. These concepts seem complex and can […]
Gaming has become more than a hobby–it’s a lifestyle. Being able to share your gaming experiences with an audience can be a great way to express yourself and your creativity all while playing the games you love. For the most successful content creators, making gaming videos can also be very lucrative, but that doesn’t mean […]
RTS, or real-time strategy, is a genre of strategy video game where players build bases, combat units, and attempt to destroy opposing players or AI units to achieve victory. Through a mix of resource management, upgrading units, and vanquishing foes, players ideally create a vast army or empire to crush opposing forces, all in real-time. […]
What Are Pass and Play Games? Whenever we play games, it creates an atmosphere that fosters competition, teamwork, or simply pulls people in. Check out any Twitch streams to see how people flock to see people play various games. In the early days of gaming, a sense of community formed around things like multiplayer games, […]
A huge part of game design is taking cues from iconic titles over the years. While some game studios pop out clones of famous games, like the ill-fated, infamous string of so-called GTA-killers (Saint’s Row, Crackdown, etc.), the real mastery of effective game design is implementing tried and true methods to enhance your already existing […]
As a youngster in the early 2000s, I had scored a copy of Unreal Tournament. I played it for hours, feeling superior to everyone I beat. However, I soon found out that I wasn’t even connected to an Internet server. I had been playing against AI game bots. Needless to say, I was fooled. The […]
When we fork over our hard-earned money to play the newest, most impressive game title, we ideally want a game that will last us quite a while. With the more modern PlayStation and Xbox systems hitting the scene, this will become even more crucial. Both Sony and Microsoft end 15 straight years of $60 games […]
When Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone way back in 2007, we all probably didn’t imagine that Apple’s stab at a cell phone would rarely be used as a traditional telephone. Sure, we knew there would be fantastic tech advances. However, it seems like Apple’s foray into the cellular market was a technological milestone. Kind […]
Why is it that if you were to play a game on the brand new PS5, you’d likely not run into any graphical or performance issues compared to your CPU? Well, aside from games being designed within the framework of a console, there are dedicated amounts of GB of RAM for consoles. In contrast, your […]
Fighting games have played an integral role in the timeline of video games. They allow online players to beat each other to a pulp, friends to compete until the early hours of the morning, and video game players to test their skill against the AI. Since there are so many titles, we wanted to find […]
Whether it is the brand new Playstation 5, Xbox One, or an old-time PC, the dimensions video games have are varied and unique. No, not just the physical dimension. Sure, a game being 3D brings it to life over past 2D titles. However, so much more goes into a video game world than just what […]
We’ve all been bored; it’s just a way of life. However, have you ever tried picking out a game you wanted to play, and you couldn’t? Was nothing jumping out at you? We, gamers, aren’t limited to playing stuff like rock paper scissors and other antiquated games. This is especially important if you want to […]
If you have ever been in an intense multiplayer match against a formidable opponent, you know that you need every advantage available to you. That includes a great Gamertag. Yes, really. The last thing you want to do is finish an intense deathmatch, only for your opponent to see ‘MasterChief420 has killed you.’ MasterChief420? Ugh, […]
If you have never played an in-depth tabletop RPG game of something like Dungeons & Dragons, I highly recommend it. Why? Because it allows you to control the tempo of the game and play the way you want to. DnD characters in a fantasy setting can range from your standard human fighter to an Aarakocran […]
The Importance of 3D Game Assets From Super Mario 64 to the Ghost of Tsushima, the world of 3D games has been ever-evolving and revolutionary. That crucial third dimension has changed every aspect of game design and development. 3D game assets have morphed our 2D side-scrolling worlds upside down by adding the breathtaking third dimension […]
If you’re a budding game developer, chances are that you want to get right into the thick of it. Who wouldn’t want to? However, are you ready with the proper 2D game assets? Wait, Assets? Yes, gaming assets. These are basically everything from trees to characters that populate a game. It can be a lot […]
While we get to enjoy the finished product of a game designer’s hard work, chances are we don’t really explore what went into the game’s creation. Games are more than just pretty visuals and addicting questlines, gameplay mechanics, and multiplayer modes. Some of the critical aspects of a game are assets. But what are game […]