Video games are computer activity requiring contact with the user interface to produce visual input on a two- or three-dimensional control systems, such as a controller, joysticks, a mouse and keyboard, a virtual reality headset, a monitor, motion sensors, and even phones. Video games have been extremely popular since the 1980s and show no sign of slowing down due to the rapid growth of storytelling, graphics, movement mechanics, load times and cost. Game console companies such as Odyssey, Atari, Dreamcast, SEGA, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have all made a huge impact on growing the gaming market and creating loyal fans.
The first gaming device console was invented in the early 1970s by Ralph H. Baer. He invented the concept of playing a simple spot-based game on a television screen in 1966, which went on to become the Magnavox Odyssey game in 1972. Others were inspired by this and created their own video games.
The difference between mobile and handheld gaming is that mobile games are much simple and often highly repetitive. Mobile gaming can also become boring very quickly. Handheld games are usually more diverse and offer a more dynamic gaming experience and storyline. Handheld game consoles also have a more diverse set of buttons and controls than mobile gaming.
The equipment and devices that are required for VR gaming are the headset, the device that goes over the user’s eyes, a pair of headphones, as well as any other optional accessories like hand controllers or even treadmills. The VR devices range in quality as well as pricing.