What's In The Future For Video Games?

The $22 billion (and growing) video game industry is primed for potential. Having revolutionized nearly every aspect of modern technology, popular games and interfaces are also financial geysers. In fact, more than $73 billion in HDTV sales can be directly attributed to the XBOX 360. Pinpointing exactly which game or engineer gets credit for the first video game created is a hotly contested piece of history. Still, the contributions of all early electronic game pioneers undeniably paved the road for today's wide selection of tech-savvy gaming platforms.

From the early days of Pong to online motion sensors that detect when we're swinging a virtual bat, gaming has opened new doors for players and designers alike. Now, as virtual reality technology becomes more readily available, users can see, touch, taste and smell inside alternate environments. But is this a good or bad thing? Is the classic era of video games a golden age to be preserved, or does new technology mean better games to replace old? How will these innovations change the gaming industry as a whole?

Features like retina detection, sensory immersion and community gaming are all concepts rapidly gaining traction in the industry. So which will survive, and which will fall by the wayside? This playlist will take you through history and into the future of everything gaming is and can be.

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Written by Curiosity Staff August 4, 2014

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