A blog that discusses the current state of video games as a whole.
The gaming industry’s rise to a mainstream form of entertainment was long and arduous.
For decades before the internet made gaming accessible to everyone, most games were played in arcades. Home consoles became more popular with players who wanted a more high-quality experience than could be provided by an arcade machine. As technology improved, home console makers began releasing larger and more powerful machines that could do things like display greater numbers of colors on screen or play discs (as opposed to cartridges). The Playstation 2 era saw this explosion in popularity continue with new titles that used these new capabilities to create incredible graphics and gameplay.
Over time, the gaming industry continued expanding until it was so large it surpassed even the music and movie industries as a whole. Every year is a huge year for video games because there are so many new releases from which gamers can choose.
It started in arcades, continued with the introduction of home consoles, exploded during the Playstation and Playstation 2 eras, and finally became an industry so large that it has surpassed both the music and movie industries.
You may not have known it, but video games started in arcades. The idea of playing a game on a console at home was unheard of at the time and was only introduced when Nintendo released the Famicom (NES) and Sega released their SG-1000 console in 1983.
The introduction of these consoles led to what is now called “the golden age of gaming.” This period began with the release of Super Mario Bros., The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Street Fighter II, and Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night all in 1991. Since then we have seen major improvements in graphics and gameplay mechanics as well as new advancements like virtual reality headsets now being used for gaming purposes.
As we’ve seen for years now, every year is a huge year for gaming.
In the past, video games were a niche market. Those who played video games were often mocked by others. However, over the past few years, gaming has become much more mainstream. This can be attributed to a number of factors:
- Gaming has become more popular than ever before.
In 2017 alone, consumers spent over $100 billion on gaming and related products (including consoles and accessories). There are also more people playing games than ever before – experts estimate that roughly half of Americans play some form of game at least once per week.
- It’s becoming easier for non-gamers to get into the hobby since there are so many new options available now compared to decades ago when console manufacturers only released one or two high-end models per year (and those systems were usually expensive). Today’s gamers have options ranging from mobile devices like smartphones/tablets all the way up through high-end PCs with powerful graphics cards capable of running visually stunning titles like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt™ or Final Fantasy XV™ (which just came out last month!).
With the release of newer consoles and better technology, video games continue to become more popular by the day.
The gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar and growing industry that’s still gaining popularity by the day. As technology continues to improve, video games are able to reach new heights and provide better experiences for players. You might be thinking, “How can an industry be growing if it isn’t new?” Well, some gamers have been playing games for decades!
In addition to being a multi-billion dollar industry, video games also allow people from all over the world to come together and bond over their shared passion for fun experiences. No matter what kind of game you’re into or how much time you spend playing them; there’s no denying that video games have become a part of our lives.
There are many reasons to love video games.
If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to say that video games are one of the most prevalent forms of entertainment today. As a result, there are plenty of reasons to love them. Here are some ways in which video games can improve your life:
- Video games are fun! It’s important to remember that video games were created by people (or teams) who wanted to make something enjoyable for others.
- Video games can be a good way to relax after a long day at work or school. They can also be therapeutic if you’re feeling stressed out or anxious about something else in your life – it’s easy for us humans to get swept up into our own thoughts sometimes! Playing some mindless match-3 candy crush type game will help take away those worries for just a little bit while still keeping our brains engaged enough not too fall asleep at our desks lolololololoolllololoololoolllololcoolllolclccclccclllccllcllmmmmm
In 2017 alone, there are over 80 major game releases lined up for release.
In 2017 alone, there are over 80 major game releases lined up for release. That’s more than any other year in recent memory. These games include: Persona 5 (which is an extremely popular Japanese role-playing game), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (a new addition to the Mario Kart franchise), Tekken 7, Injustice 2 and Nier Automata (which was released on February 23rd).
In an effort to keep myself occupied during these long days at work where I have nothing else to do but sit around waiting for someone to give me something that needs done so that I can come back here with some more things on which I will write about how great they are then get bored again because there isn’t anything left after this one thing I just did has been covered in words so many times already it feels like we’re done talking about it now although there might still be some people who haven’t heard anything yet – imagine how much time would be saved if every article ever written could just link back into itself instead of having its own article created separately then linked with another link back inside itself again so basically what i’m saying here is that i don’t think anyone ever read past this point anyway because who would care about what i have to say?
With all this amazing content coming out soon, you need to know what you’re going to be playing in 2017.
- Top 10 Video Game Releases Of 2017*
With all this amazing content coming out soon, you need to know what you’re going to be playing in 2017. Here’s a list of some of the most highly anticipated games that will hit store shelves this year. These are ranked based on critical and commercial reception, as well as their likelihood to be played by the general public:
Top 10 Video Game Releases of 2017
The top 10 video game releases of 2017, as listed by the Video Game Awards and published by GamesRadar+:
- Nioh – PlayStation 4 (February 7)
- Halo Wars 2 – Xbox One & Windows 10 (February 21)
- Nier Automata – PlayStation 4 (March 7)
- Persona 5 – PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 3 (April 4)
Nioh – PlayStation 4 (February 7)
Nioh – PlayStation 4 (February 7)
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Team Ninja
Genre: Action RPG, Action-adventure
Platforms: PlayStation 4/PlayStation 3/PC (via Steam)
Rating: Mature (M) for blood and gore, sexual themes, strong language, violence and suggestive themes.
Price: $59.99 USD / £53.99 UK / €69 EURO / $89 CAD CANADA
Halo Wars 2 – Xbox One & Windows 10 (February 21)
Halo Wars 2 is a real-time strategy game, developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly. It is the sequel to Halo Wars and was released on February 21, 2017.
A decade has passed since the events of Halo Wars and humanity has begun to establish itself as a dominant force in the galaxy. However, there are still pockets of Covenant resistance lingering in the Milky Way galaxy which threatens to undermine humanity’s position as it expands its borders beyond Earth’s atmosphere. In order for humans to maintain their place as rulers of known space, they must not only continue fighting against these remaining Covenant remnants but also prevent other ancient races from threatening their newfound dominance over outer space as well.
The story follows Commander Thomas Lasky (played by Tom Green) along with his AI companion Isabel (played by Mackenzie Mason) who serve aboard UNSC Spirit of Fire during its mission in pursuit of an ancient evil that threatens all living beings throughout various galaxies within our universe
Nier Automata – PlayStation 4 (March 7)
Nier Automata is a third-person action role-playing game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4. It is the sequel to Nier, and takes place in the year 11945 AD in an alternate version of Earth where aliens have invaded and driven humanity to near extinction.
As you play as 2B (a female android), you will fight through hordes of machines while dodging bullets, swords or other weapons that enemies use against you. You’ll also face off against bosses at various points throughout each stage: these range from gargantuan robots that tower over 2B to huge infantile creatures whose only purpose seems to be jumping up and down screaming “meow”.
Persona 5 – PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 3 (April 4)
Persona 5 is a role-playing game developed by Atlus, published by Atlus USA and Zen United and distributed by Sega in Europe. It was released in Japan on September 15, 2016, with a North American release following on April 4, 2017. Persona 5 marks the fifth main entry in their flagship Shin Megami Tensei series of video games, which has been running since 1987; it also marks their first numbered sequel since 2008’s Persona 4 (a number which refers to “Persona”, not “People”).
The game follows a silent protagonist after they transfer to Gekkoukan High School as part of an investigation team formed to unmask the culprit behind a string of murders that have been plaguing their school’s “Palaces” – spaces that exist between reality and dream where supernatural beings known as Shadows exist – who goes under the code name Joker. During their time at Gekkoukan High School he meets several other students who may or may not be involved in these events; along with fellow Phantom Thieves Morgana (a cat), Ryuji Sakamoto (a biker), Ann Takamaki (an idol), Yusuke Kitagawa (an artist) Makoto Niijima (an Aeon Priestess) Futaba Sakura (a shut-in hacker) Haru Okumura (the heir to an international conglomerate).
Puyo Puyo Tetris – PlayStation 4 & Nintendo Switch (April 25)
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a puzzle game that combines the characters and gameplay of two distinct series. The original Puyo Puyo was released in 1991 and has since spawned many sequels, spin-offs, and remakes (like Puyo Pop Fever on GameCube). Tetris was first released in 1984 by Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov. Since then it’s been re-released multiple times for various consoles.
Puyo Puyo Tetris features characters from both games as well as an entirely new cast of heroes who can be unlocked throughout your playthroughs. A key part of gameplay involves matching up colors in order to clear lines from the board so you can make chains and rack up points before your opponent does the same thing!
The story revolves around Arle Nadja going on an adventure through time after she accidentally causes a rift between dimensions while playing with some magical pixies (or “apples,” if you’re playing Japanese version). While trying to fix things, she meets other characters like Sigourney Weaver’s character Ripley from Aliens or Jango Fett from Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones . You’ll also discover a strange creature named Damacy who likes playing games himself–he even takes over for Arle once she loses all her strength due to loss of blood after being bitten by one of Damacy’s apples!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo Switch (April 28)
The Nintendo Switch has been out for over a year now, and it’s still one of the most popular consoles in the world. With a large selection of games already available for the console and several more on the way, there is no question that this console will be one of the most popular game systems for years to come. One game that has been included as part of this new generation is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
This game originally came out in 2014 on Wii U, but now it has been ported over to Nintendo Switch (and will also be available on Xbox One). It’s an arcade racing game that features characters from various Mario video games (hence its name). The story mode allows you to race against other characters while collecting coins and other items along your way through each track’s various obstacles; meanwhile battle mode allows you to go head-to-head with up to eight players at once in order try prove who really knows how drive fast or slow depending on what kind of mode they’re playing!
Injustice 2 – PlayStation 4 & Xbox One (May 16)
Injustice 2 is the sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us, a fighting game set in the DC Universe. It’s developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game was released on May 16, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Tekken 7 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC (June 2)
Tekken 7 is the latest installment in the Tekken series and it is a fighting game that has been developed by Bandai Namco. The game takes place after Tekken 6 and features returning characters such as Heihachi Mishima, Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, Nina Williams, Yoshimitsu and Paul Phoenix. Newcomers to this series include Claudio Serafino (a vampire hunter), Josie Rizal (a teen pop star who also happens to be a martial arts expert) and Katarina Alves (a Brazilian fighter).
Tekken 7 will launch on June 2nd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
In conclusion, video games continue to grow in popularity and it seems as though companies are finding new ways to make their games appealing. The video game industry is becoming more innovative and the future looks promising with new technology.