PC games – yesterday, today and tomorrow

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The kids and the teens in the 1980 and 90s never had internet, no! Then how did they spend their time? Because every kid today is so engrossed in playing video games on consoles or their tablets and smartphones that it is really difficult to comprehend what life would have been actually without them being around.

Are PC games redundant?

When we talk about redundancy in the context of technological advances we generally mean that there is a breakthrough technology that has made the erstwhile technology useless or not usable anymore.

The technology could be one that all encompasses the previous technology and also give some more added features and therefore there is no more the need for going for the previous technology anymore. In this context, it is very difficult to say that PC games are redundant.

Why is it difficult to slot them as redundant?

Any technology that is connected with computers and artificial intelligence can be divided into two parts.

  • The first one is the hardware which comprises of the computer parts and the peripheral accessories that support the PC game
  • And second is the software. In this case, it is the PC game itself.

The fact is that the hardware that used to support the games may no longer be used but the PC games themselves have not faded away into oblivion. The games in their new and recreated avatar still woo millions of their fans albeit in the latest hardware like the exclusive gaming consoles and smartphones.

The basics of PC gaming:

These are the components of a gaming PC:

  • The CPU:
    The Central Processing Unit is the processor that is responsible for gathering all the information from the gaming program and also decode it so that the user is able to give commands.
  • Motherboard:
    This is the main board where all the loose components including memory cards, the video cards, and the gaming software must be made to sit.
  • RAM and ROM:
    Speed is directly related to the memory storage available in your computer so to play hi speed tech games make sure you have lots of free space.
  • Hard drive:
    These are Solid State Drives and are the most preferred hard drives for gaming because they do not have any loose parts and they are extremely compact in size and fit well into the PCs.

The all time favorite past time of millions – playing PC games

PC Games

Not only do gamers love their games but they love to read anything that is associated with their favorite games. The internet is full of snippets regarding the most interesting to the most bizarre facts about the PC games. So, if you love your game and also love reading about them then log on to the internet and get going. I bet you will never ever regret spending your time there.

There was a time before the internet actually ruled the roost that gaming addicts (yes, that’s what they all are!) and the lesser breed calling gaming enthusiasts (who play moderately) read about their favorite games and their developers from magazines that carried stories about them and also tiny titbits in their “do you know” sections. But then sometime in the mid 90s internet came over and things changed. Now it is so easy for everyone just to type PC games or VR games and there is a thread of information on the screen. You take what you want; it’s all yours!

Many video games look stunning and even the background music employed is the synchronized music from the video games chronicled in there. The games featured are from the bygone era like the Mule, Zork, and Dam Busters to Minecraft, Dead Space 2 and Dota 2 and version 3.

The gaming etiquettes to follow:

Almost every walk in life warrants that etiquette is strictly followed. It is paramount for the person to follow the etiquette while playing PC games even though the rules of etiquette are not documented anywhere at all. It is obvious that in playing games, you must use your discretion and be mostly civil. Your freedom of expression will end where the other player’s freedom of expression begins. The player must show excessive sporting spirit, the same kind that is expected in field games. Only here the medium is different. But that should not make the difference!

Which are the PC games to look out for?

For Honor Game
For Honor is an exciting game released this year

Undoubtedly, 2016 was the most happening year in terms of release of the most popular PC games ever, and now all eyes are set on 2017 for the rich experience that the PCs will bring.

January will see the release of Resident Evil 7 which must be as fun to play as it sounds and looks scary. The trailers are out already, and the sneak peeks looks extremely promising.

For honor, another one slated for February release is a warfare game set during the medieval times. It is touted to be the best in its genre.
Another February baby is Halo Wars 2 which is also getting awesome Beta reviews. The first half of the year looks so promising. I am keeping my fingers crossed!