There is no way anyone could question the power that video games have in modern society. They have gone from being entertainment for children back in the 80’s, to an evolution that has turned them into valuable entertainment for people of all ages. Games have evolved into complex high budget productions that even attract Hollywood actors to provide their voices as well as digital versions of themselves in these games. The cost of production for some of these games rivals the cost of big budget movies.
The evolution of gaming has also taken a whole new meaning when it comes to online computer gaming. The consoles are definitely very popular and they offer a large number of games that can be played online, but computers are still the rulers of the online gaming world, with games like World of Warcraft and League of legends getting the highest number of fans all over the world. Millions of people play these games and there are tournaments that are held in many countries to ensure that these games get the exposure that they deserve.
The community has become so powerful and strong that there are people who are making a living out of teaching others how to play this game at professional levels. The professional tournament players actually make a lot of money from sponsors and there is a large number of players that are practicing all day long at home against skilled players from every corner of the world. This has gone from being simple entertainment and has turned into a very profitable way of life for a large number of people.
Video games are no longer just another form of entertainment and they actually provide employment for gamers just as much as they provide it for developers. There is an industry built on the games that are released and it can be a very lucrative way to make a living for those who Excel at a popular game at tournament levels.
Online computer gaming is definitely here to stay. Console online gaming is the evolving into a more graphic driven style, while computer online gaming is more about strategy and colorful visuals. The top selling games for online computer gaming are not focused in the graphics at all. They do have great graphics, but the main focus has been placed in the gameplay mechanics.
There are thousands of new players who are joining the ranks of online computer gaming each month and the best part is that one of the most popular games they have is actually free. League of legends is currently the most popular video game in the world and this popularity has grown into a phenomenon unlike anything that has ever been seen before.
There are YouTube channels, comics, merchandise and many forums and communities that are dedicate to this particular video game. This has made it quite clear that despite the efforts of the console gaming developers the computer online gaming industry is still the one that attracts the largest crowds from every continent.
The best news for online computer gamers is that gaming rigs for the most popular titles can be worth just a couple of hundred bucks now. These games run on computers that required very little processing and graphic power in comparison to other PC titles that need a high end PC worth thousands of dollars to run smoothly.
With this said, there is no way to know where the gaming industry is headed, but it seems like online gaming is going to be a priority for a while. Even with virtual reality being so close to mainstream production, there is a good chance that it will be working in combination with online gaming.