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As the gaming industry continues to grow, it’s becoming more and more obvious that this hobby has the potential to become bigger than movies, TV, or music. But how exactly does gaming compare to these other entertainment industries? What does the future hold for games? How does the gaming industry work? Is it worth getting into? Will it continue to dominate over traditional forms of entertainment in the next 20 years? Read on to find out!
The past few years have seen gaming industry branch out in different directions. While it has been on a path to take over TV and movies, it has also ventured into production of live streaming events. Many are also starting to see gaming as a new way for businesses to engage with customers in a creative way. As such, we have already begun to see some big players make moves into tapping new potential avenues that gaming opens up for them.
Decades ago, no one could predict that Pong would be credited with inventing the gaming industry. Today, we can’t say what games will rule in future but we can give our view on it.
The biggest developments in gaming for a long time have been taking place on mobile devices, where touchscreen controls, accelerometers and gyroscopes are transforming what’s possible. Another big leap forward is currently in development: augmented reality.
Augmented reality is poised to combine with other technologies to create a more powerful experience that can be appreciated by anyone, whether they’re sitting on their couch or standing in Times Square.
The gaming industry is one which has evolved over a long period of time, since its very beginning with Pong. While we’ve come a long way from rudimentary graphics, there are still some technological barriers that are keeping us from truly realizing an immersive gaming experience in virtual reality (VR). VR headsets such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR have been developed to make our gaming experience even more exciting by completely immersing us in a virtual world.
In 2015, Google’s AlphaGo computer program beat Go champion Lee Sedol. The win was a big deal because in thousands of years no human has ever defeated a computer at Go—until now. After that landmark win, Google revealed its intention to develop AI and machine learning for gaming. It’s just one example of how automation is creeping into modern gaming worlds, offering players an added layer of realism and authenticity to their experiences.
Esports betting sites are growing in popularity, but most gamers aren’t aware that it’s even an option. Esports books offer a number of different features, including live betting, point spreads and money lines for players. If you want to bet on your favorite League of Legends player or esports team to win at a tournament like The International, you can do so online with real money at any time.
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