The Great History of Gaming We Must Not Forget
When we check the history of games, we are taken into the arcades of early gaming computers such as Amstrad, Atari, Nintendo, and others. Today, many people tend to ignore the essential facts about PC gaming that brought tremendous success to online gaming we are enjoying at the present. We always have web browser gaming, regarded as distraction or sideshow rather than a passion. Indeed, the gaming industry is very successful, so it is but right to give due credit and respect to the unsung heroes of the gaming market.
If you were born before the early 2000s, you grew up with the most famous flash-game hub called Newgrounds. The Newgrounds is a prototype of anonymous image boards we have today, a seemingly lawless wasteland, but it blossomed as leading browser games in the past. We came to know the Behemoth games created by Tom Fulp, the Newgrounds founder, giving the birth of retail console games such as Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid. In fact, the Flash Incarnation of Alien Hominid is still playable on the website that can be discovered by millennials today. How did gaming become social? Today, social media gaming has become a separate gaming genre and there are many lists of the best social games to help people find their own favorite social game. The casual online gaming market is growing consistently since the birth of Candy Crush and other similar games first appeared on the market. In fact, these social media games are mobile responsive, with a lot of developers following the same standards and it has then given rise to smartphone gaming market we all love today.
The gamification of gaming and gambling became to existence when online casinos and Paypal bingo sites were introduced which removed the lines or connection between gaming and gambling. Like in the case of Overwatch, wherein it used a pseudo-gambling system for its loot box distribution. There are also modern breakout genre as that started on web browser games such as tower defense games (Kingdom Rush) that made the move to smartphone. Series have become killer apps such as Plants Vs. Zombies, making main stage appearances at E3. Steam was known before as a Cookie Clicker, a joke of a distraction, but now it is fully loaded with a plethora of “clicker’ games. We may have a lot of complaints about games existing today, but if you look in the past, games were not as sophisticated as today, but we still owe a lot from history that is worth remembering.
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