Reminiscing the Past of Gaming and It’s Impacts Today
Online video games and computer games are at its peak of success exploring not just on tv and desktop but also smartphone and tablet, and when we search for the history of gaming, you’ll find arcade of information about early computer games such as Atari, Nintendo, and Amstrad. Today, many people tend to ignore the essential facts about PC gaming that brought tremendous success to online gaming we are enjoying at the present. Web browsing gaming has been with us and many consider it as a sideshow, a distraction, instead of a passion. It is but essential to give respect and credit to the unsung heroes of the gaming industry that most of us are enjoying today.
If you were born before the early 2000s, you grew up with the most famous flash-game hub called Newgrounds. The Newgrounds is a prototype of anonymous image boards we have today, a seemingly lawless wasteland, but it blossomed as leading browser games in the past. Then we saw the Behemoth games that were created by the Newgrounds founder Tom Fulp, who made the move from free browser games into retail console games including the Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid. In fact, the Flash Incarnation of Alien Hominid is still playable on the website that can be discovered by millennials today. How did gaming become social? Today, social media gaming is considered a unique genre of gaming with lists of the best social media games to help those fanatics to search their next addictive time sink. The casual online gaming market is growing consistently since the birth of Candy Crush and other similar games first appeared on the market. There is no doubt that social media games are more mobile responsive and they gave birth to the smartphone gaming market we are all enjoying today.
Gambling and gaming have always that connection but thanks to the birth of PayPal bingo sites and online casinos that led to gamification of gambling and gaming. The massively played Overwatch, for instance, utilizes a pseudo-gambling system in its loot box distribution. There are also modern breakout genre as that started on web browser games such as tower defense games (Kingdom Rush) that made the move to smartphone. Series have become killer apps such as Plants Vs. Zombies, making main stage appearances at E3. Steam was known before as a Cookie Clicker, a joke of a distraction, but now it is fully loaded with a plethora of “clicker’ games. Indeed, browser games may decline to form the mainstream but they deserve to be remembered to be able to enjoy and appreciate the present.
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