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The Evolution of Gaming: From 8-bit to Today

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By GaryOPA on Dec 4, 2017 at 4:14 PM
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    Some decades ago, gaming was not what we experience today. It has undergone serious but positive changes.

    Back in 1979 when it was all about the 8-bit nostalgia, people used to enjoy different products from the video games that came to be in 1983. For example, much has changed with respect to all sort of games be it video games or online casino games. Every aspect of gaming is now changed. Let’s discuss further.

    So far Technical Journey of Online Games

    Veteran players have seen the transformation of the game industry way back from the classic releases like Pong, the 8-bit games and then to the virtual reality games that we have today. The advancement of the games is made possible by the advancement in technology, and more so computer technology that has improved in its processing power, storage capacity, memory and portability too. Looking forward to the future, the technology is likely to improve the industry farther through modern devices like smartphones and other pieces that will enable the use of VR technology. Mobile casino games will be at another level. The difference with the earlier games as shown below will be unimaginable.

    The Initial Computer Games

    There was no clear timeline when computer games started. Some will say it was between the 1950s and 60s, others will say it was earlier than that but games like tic-tac-toe, blackjack and chess went digital in 1950s. They were followed by other types of games in 1964, which were actualised using BASIC programming language. The arcade era came in the 1970s when we had classics like Space Invaders and The Oregon Trail. Things continued getting better with the unveiling of Intel 4004 microprocessor, which was supported by a 640 bytes memory. It could have a great effect on multiplayer gaming. The first video game was also released in this decade.

    In the 1980s, the video games extended their portability to be played in handheld devices, Game Boy being among the first introductions in 1989. Other handheld consoles such as Sega Genesis and Lynx hit the market spreading the thrill of playing games.

    Improved Games into the 1990s

    The game changer became the graphics processor. Computers could be fitted with the expansion cards for the processor to enable them to play 3D games. It later led to the introduction of the 32-bit OS. The graphics processor reduced the load on the CPU which used to do all the operations during gameplay. Computer manufacturers also upped their game and started releasing powerful processors that had 60MHz, which were high by those days’ standards. Going to the end of that decade, the processors had speeds reaching 600 GHz.

    Modern gaming has come with classics like Angry Birds and Fruity Ninja. These and thousands of other games are now available online, where you can access them from a cloud storage. People who are fond of online and mobile casino games, they can log onto Spinzwin online casino and start playing amazing and thrilling casino games stored in one place. Your smartphone will give you all the entertainment you need when it comes to mobile games. The internet has certainly changed the gaming industry for the better.


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