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  • 1. The Good And Bad Impacts Of Online Gaming The world of online games has received a fillip ever since the Internet revolution began and made its mark in the lives of regular people. We can still recall a time when we were limited by slow computers with crawling dialup speed. Back in those days, one could never even have thought of the way in which the online gaming industry would soon be developing. Today, online games are very advanced. In the world of today, gaming has advanced to an amazing degree. Things like streaming 3-D animation graphics with superb surround sound stereo now have the ability to make us all addicted to gaming. Playing online games is so much more different than playing games in a single player mode where your only challenge is to beat the computer. The great thing about online gaming is that one can actually test one's skills against the best in this arena. In fact, certain game platforms cater to this by having rankings to determine the champions. There can be no doubt that with this ranking system, gamers have become very motivated to win. And most gamers take this ranking system quite seriously. Whether it is RPG (role playing games), shooting or strategy games, it is not surprising to see that online gaming is not just a teenage obsession. Online gaming now has a fan following that reaches across all boundaries. Nowadays, online games are so popular that we can even see annual game tournaments being organized around the world. Professional gamers and amateurs come here lured by the big prizes. Some of these tournaments are so well organized that they are comparable to the high standards of other international sports tournaments with big sponsors and advanced facilities. As a result, the numbers of professional gamers has been increasing. Their job is to hone their skills and pursue gaming just like any other sports person would. The emergence of online games also created many opportunities for gamers to increase their income. Many people do not realize that with the market becoming so huge and with the race to be at the top, people are actually willing to pay to obtain these virtual online characters. This act is known as "farming", whereby you develop a character and sell it. At the same time, online gaming has a number of negatives as well. The world has become so attached to online gaming that many people prefer to interact only through games. They loathe the idea of social interaction. This, of course, is not advisable. In fact, some also link this trend to unhealthy lifestyles because it also means sitting in one position all day without much activity. The greatest victims of online games are young people who cannot fight their obsession for this sit-down sport. However, one cannot ignore the benefits of gaming either. For instance, by limiting gaming to a certain number of hours a day, there can actually be some positive effects. Scientific studies have found that online games can train the human mind to be agile and alert. Gamers are always exposed to conditions whereby they have to learn to adapt and develop certain strategies in order to survive. As with everything, even gaming has its good and bad effects. Whether you let yourself be affected positively or negatively is your call.
  • 2. The Good Old Arcade Game: History And Development Gaming is already a part of our lifestyle. Starting in childhood, once we see moving images of gaming characters, we have the curiosity to try controlling it. It lasts until our teenage and adult years; we consider gaming as one of the entertainment alternatives when we are feeling bored. Different genres of games are starting to pop up such as online strategy and role-playing games. But do you still remember the good old arcade games? That Pac-man eating yellow dots and Mario and Luigi consuming mushrooms and flowers to rescue the princess from King Koopa? These games are considered to be the ancestors of the games that you play today on your computer or videogame station. History Reminisced Old arcade games started after World War II, after Ralph Bauer invented the perception of creating an electronic game system to the television screen during the early 1950’s. When he presented his ideas to Magnavox, a television company during that time, it was approved and resulted in the release of a refined version of Bauer’s Brown Box prototype, which is known as the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972. It displays only spots of light on the computer screen and it requires the use of translucent plastic overlays to reproduce the appearance of the game. In other words, this gaming version is prehistoric compared to present gaming standards. The first gaming console system that was invented is known as the Atari 2600, which was released in 1977. It used plug-in cartridges in order to play different games. After the release of Atari 2600, old arcade games started their Golden Age in the gaming industry. This is considered to be the era when the popularity of such games increased drastically. It began in the late 1979 when the first colored arcade game appeared. Old arcade games started to gain their momentum in the gaming industry during the release of the following: • Gee Bee and Space Invaders in 1978 • Galaxian in 1979 • Pac-man, King and Balloon, Tank Battalion, and others in 1980 During this era, arcade game developers began experimenting with new hardware, developing games, which used the lines of vector displays as opposed to the standard raster displays. Few arcade games derived from these principle, which became a hit including the Battlezone (1980) and the Star Wars (1983), which are all from Atari. After the vector displays, arcade game developers were experimenting with the laser-disc players for delivering animations like in the movies. The first attempt is the Dragon Lair (1983) by Cinematronics. It became a sensation when it was released (there are instances that the laser-disc players in many machines malfunctioned due to overuse). New controls were also cropped up in few games, although joysticks and buttons are still the arcade game standard controls. Atari released the Football in 1978 which used the trackball. The Spy Hunter introduced a steering wheel with resemblance to an actual one, and the Hogan’s alley made use of tethered light guns. Other specialty controls like the pedals in racing games and a crossbow-shaped gun in Crossbow were also developed in this era. Now, with the enthusiasm of modern game developers, they tried to revive this old arcade games by means of enhancing its graphics and producing newer versions. This manifestation only shows that good old arcade games are still a great alternative to modern computer games.
  • 3. The Great Fun and Adventure found in Each and Every Nintendo Game System Nintendo is one of the best companies in the world to offer quality entertainment through video games. It is a fact that when you ask people about Nintendo, they will give you the same or almost the same answers, which is video gaming. It is also a fact that Nintendo is one of the pioneers in modern video gaming technology. They have paved the way for different companies to also produce game systems that can really entertain different people from all over the world. Nintendo started out with NES and Super Mario Bros. game. It is a fact that Nintendo owes it success to the NES and their Super Mario game. Both their first game system and their game have really brought success to the company and with this kind of perception, Nintendo have earned the trust of people that they are truly a company that produces quality game systems and quality games. NES or Nintendo Entertainment System developed so much craze in the public that Nintendo began designing, manufacturing and eventually released game systems that also became immensely popular. After the NES, Nintendo offered the Super NES or Super Nintendo, which was also a hit. Nintendo also entered the handheld gaming systems industry and developed and released their first ever handheld game system called the GameBoy. GameBoy was a huge success that Nintendo continued to develop different gaming consoles both for standard gaming consoles and for handheld gaming consoles. In 1996, Nintendo released Nintendo 64 or N64 which was also a hit. With this gaming console, 3D technology was one of the key features that made it a success. With stunning graphics in its time, Nintendo 64 became a legend. However, something bigger and better was about to come. In 2001, another handheld gaming system was released by Nintendo. Nintendo named it the GameBoy Advance. This particular handheld gaming system took the world by storm and it has proven to be another gaming system success for Nintendo. GameBoy Advance has graphics that is better than Super NES and it also comes in a streamline shape and small size that can easily fit your pocket. In comparison to its predecessor, the GameBoy and GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance is far more advanced in terms of graphics technology and also in game play. In the same year (2001) another version of gaming console was released by Nintendo. It was called the GameCube and it competed really well against other new game consoles that were popping out of the market. Although GameCube wasn’t really a hit compared to other gaming consoles that were released in the market, it was accepted by the public as a good game system for their kids. People thought that nothing can get better than Nintendo GameBoy Advance. However, Nintendo’s competitors developed a far more advanced handheld game systems and Nintendo responded with the Nintendo DS. This particular handheld gaming system is one of the latest and also one of the most popular handheld game systems out in the market today. With features that were never before seen in a handheld gaming system, such as touch screen technology, and integrated Wi-Fi Online capabilities, Nintendo DS is considered to be the next generation in handheld gaming technology. It is a fact that Nintendo GameCube gaming system was not really a success. So, Nintendo is now developing one of the latest in gaming console technology that the company claims to revolutionize the way people see what a gaming console is. Nintendo’s upcoming Nintendo Wii is one of the most anticipated gaming systems that the world is looking forward to. With promising features and specifications, people is now considering it that it will be one of the best selling gaming consoles that will ever hit the market. These are the gaming systems developed by Nintendo in the past two decades. So, the next time you consider purchasing a gaming system, consider Nintendo gaming consoles to be one of your choices. Not only will it guarantee great quality games, but it will also give you one of the best video gaming experiences that
  • 4. you can ever have. With a wide library of games, you will surely never get bored when you play with the Nintendo gaming systems. With all the technological advancement that Nintendo have in the gaming console industry, you can only imagine what the people in Nintendo will think of next in their gaming systems.
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