The next gen of consoles are arriving shortly and there’s an underlying theme that just keeps cropping up; realism. Whether that’s PS4′s more advanced DDR5 graphics slaughtering the Xbox One or developers’ fascination with open worlds at E3, the gaming experience is set to replicate real life even more closely.
Gamers have demanded better specs with each passing generation and despite differences getting smaller and more difficult to achieve, this hasn’t stopped the recent Frostbite Engine 3, CryEngine 3 and Unreal Engine 4 producing some incredible graphics that raise the bar once again.
Unreal Engine 4…
The next step is clearly motion control and virtual reality but until then it’s the graphics that will get the main focus.
As EA put it so eloquently, ‘Challenge Everything’. Unfortunately, there’s a big difference between pushing the boundaries of gaming innovation and making a server so bugged, it really is a challenge just to stay online.
The city that never sleeps. And never works properly either
With little scientific proof to back him up, it seems a strong case of tunnel vision has created his mindset that violent video games are responsible for all that goes wrong with these terrible events.
Research has constantly proven video games have wide varying effects on the brain.
There’s studies all over the place, each one conflicting with the next. Is gaming that significant on the brain? Good or bad? Though you might be surprised to know gaming can actually do a lot of good for the mental health of many.
But like everything, moderation is the key. Binging on anything from food to alcohol is likely to produce adverse results, and gaming is no different. No matter what the upsides are, a 40 hour straight session on Skyrim is likely to be anything but good for you.