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The Future of Video Games
Video Games, a form of entertainment that most kids in American plays.
Video Games started out as Atari, then moved on to the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) that came out with games like, The Adventures of Zelda and Mario. Soon following the release of the NES came the Sega Genesis that had the classic Sonic the Hedgehog. After the Genesis came the Nintendo 64 and the Super Nintendo. Nintendo 64 had the classic Harvest Moon 64, a RPG (Role-Playing Game). The first portable system was the GameBoy by Nintendo. The GameBoy had the first handheld Zelda, the first handheld Harvest Moon, and Pokemon. The GameBoy also had the GameBoy printer, able to print facts about Pokemon and pictures you can unlock in Zelda, Mario, etc. Then Sony unleashed the PlayStation. Then Nintendo launched the GameBoy color. Soon after came the GameBoy Advance. Another system that came out was the GameCube from Nintendo. The GameCube is compatible with the GameBoy Advance. Soon Microsoft came out with the Xbox. The Xbox is made for older players. The controller is made bigger and the games are usually Teen (13+) and Mature (17+). Then Nintendo pulled out the GameBoy Advance SP. The GameBoy Advance SP plays GameBoy, GameBoy color, and GameBoy Advance games. The SP was also more compatible and able to fold into a single cube. Sony then released the PlayStation 2, which plays DVDs (Digital Video Disk), PlayStation games, and PS 2 games. Nintendo came out with the GameBoy Mini, which is tinier than the GameBoy Advance SP. Then for about 2 years things started settling down.
But during the winter of last year the gaming industry is began releasing newer, better systems. First is PlayStation 3, which has some motion sensing abilities. PSP (PlayStation Portable) is a system that plays games and movies. The GameBoy DS, which plays GameBoy Advance games and DS games. Also, the Xbox 360 (came out earlier last year), and the Wii. The Wii, made by Nintendo, is the greatest (in my opinion) game system ever made so far. Wii has motion sensors in the controller (i.e. When playing a racing game you move the controller right to go right, left to go left, up to jump, down for hills, etc.). The Wii also plays GameCube games. Also, you can download classic games from www.nintendo.com. It has internet access, weather, and email. Wii does have its disadvantages, like a woman got a very nasty black eye when her boyfriend accidentally hit her when playing (http://www.wiihaveaproblem.com/index.php?p=2)
Not all systems make it to the stores. The Phantom, a game system that was going to be released by Phantom Entertainment, formerly Infinium Labs, lost more than $62.7 million dollars since its creation. The system was going to be released on February 21, 2006.
Seeing what the Wii has, I imagine that in the next ten years we will have virtual reality games. The possibilities are endless on how to make the perfect console game system. Also a survey suggests that teenagers learn more from video games than from books. Research found teenagers learned more effectively from information presented in audiovisual form, such as a video game, than from facts on a printed page. In the future it would be good to see speciall designed educational video games that tell factual information in an exciting and involving manner. Video games also produce aggressive behavior. The more violence in the video game, the more aggressive behavior towards peers and elders is shown. The signs of aggressive behavior are: anger, getting into fights with peers, and aggressiveness towards teachers.
What’s in the future?
The future. What is in it for us? Graphics in the future will be go to the next level. 3D glasses will come in some games. Also in the future some believe might have games implanted in our brains. Also in the future there will be many more games, systems, and (in my opinion) their will be more than 1,000,000 jobs. Video games (in my opinion) will be more popular than televison and music combined.