Hey everyone how are you all doing, thanks for taking the time to read the new GeekLife: Blogging article which is all about gaming! If you’re wondering why I didn’t post anything yesterday was simply I saw new readers coming in and wanted them to read the older ones to not miss a thing so I hope they did… On to gaming.
As you all know I’m a big fan of Nintendo when it comes to gaming but I’m not a fanboy of Nintendo, I’m a fanboy of gaming, so this article is going to discuss all corners of gaming we have these days.
The Tablet/Smartphones Dominance
Nowadays everyone walks with a phone, a smartphone to be exact, then they come home and play with their tablets, to keep it clear, the only reason their is a “ Rise of Smartphones “ is a man called Steve Jobs, but now that he is dead (R.I.P) Steve left Apple alone with nothing but a new streetname that lots of people are now leaving, the only thing cool about all their smartphones & tablets is the well defended app store, oh wait… its not defended anymore. Cydia.
What about Android ha? Android Smartphones are not attracting Apple’s game developers, or casual audience, they’re attracting the exact opposite, newborn indie developers including me now use Android devices to test their development skills and publish them to get a small amount of popularity at least. Android devices will only attract their own audience so their is no actual effect for them on the gaming industry.
Consoles/Handhelds Going Down
I’ll answer this quickly… NO!
Consoles & Handhelds are in no way in danger, but they are having some problems that need to be solved, smartphone/tablet thing is over us, but now how can we convince the casual market that consoles are as awesome as ever, the hardcore audience will always buy their games, the casuals will always have something to do, but they need to comeback and but these stuff so that developers can proceed, otherwise all companies will face THQ’s fate, bankrupt and close.
Ouya for example is a smart and sexy looking console, it’s cheap and has some great games I really want to play, but it’s Android, and only the newest indie developers will make something for it thanks to Android being so amazingly open to everyone which means… no profit whatsoever for developers.
Lets say Apple makes a console that includes iOS 6 but yet I know it will be expensive as hell. Even their iPads and iPhones can never be considered gaming platforms thank to them being all touch controls, I know the app store has amazing games for hardcore gamers but touch controls for my football, rpg, or 1st Person shooter games beg to differ, such games need buttons, D-pads, analog sticks, all these need to be seen and supported.
PS4 & Xbox 720
Now that the Wii U is released, I won’t be surprised to here Microsoft and Sony announce something about their new consoles, Sony already has February 20th set for talking about the future of Playstation and odds are PS4 will be announced in 13 days!
The thing is, now we see Microsoft turning their heads over to casual audience, I don’t really care about the next Xbox but Microsoft is really failing now, especially with Windows 8 which is totally awesome in their defense.
Now the most important thing to talk about is the fact that if you think graphics will let Sony win the hardcore gamers, you’re wrong. This generation is all about the games, and even the experience you have with it, I don’t mean motion because I hate the Wii, kinect and PS Move, I mean like Microsoft’s IlumiRoom if it doesn’t involve moving yourself, the Wii U having the Gamepad as an extra, and PS3 rumored to leave the Dualshocks’s design behind.
Like it or not, gaming is in the last phase of changing and the experience you’ll be having is the future.
Thanks for reading gamers, until next time…