Remember those times when the only gaming gadgets we knew were the video game boxes attached to our TVs with a lot of wires and two remote controllers? Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that leave aside those gaming boxes, we have even said goodbye to hand-held game consoles, such as Sony Play Station Portable (PSP). Sudhir Chowdhary takes a look at some of the new gaming technologies.
Everyone by now has heard of Pokemon Go, right? How does it work? What is the technology behind it? Well, it’s nothing but one of the greatest technological advances known as augmented reality. It is interesting to see how this has changed the gaming segment. It blurs the line between the real world and virtual augmentation by using a combination of real as well as virtual scenes. Augmented reality console devices help the players to take a role in the game and actually use physical actions to control and movements and actions in the game. This makes the game much more lifelike.
How would you feel if you are given a chance to be in the game and play yourself? This is no more a dream for gamers. Be it headsets, eye gears, controllers or suits, virtual reality has changed the game by bringing you and your movements into virtual environments where you can see and feel your body move and manipulate objects. All you need to do is react as naturally as you do in the real world.
It’s very annoying when you play your favourite game on smartphone but fail every single time just because you cannot touch multiple buttons on the screen and hold on to your phone at the same time. The Android wireless smartphone gamepads are easy to use for both new and experienced gamers. They connect easily to smartphones and tablets with Bluetooth-pairing via NFC. What next? Mount your smartphone or tablet on the pad or connect it with the TV, and get ready for the ultimate home gaming experience.
What if someone tells you that you can lose your weight by playing video games? Yes, you heard that right. Tread gaming technology utilises exercise tools such as the treadmill or an exercise bike to play games and stay fit at the same time.
Gaming vest technology allows the gamers to feel everything that happens during the course of a game. Utilising the award winning 4DFX technology, it takes the haptic signals or the audio coming from the game, turning it into an amazing experience for the gamers.
Who thought the boring mouse that helps make our office work easy could be used for playing games as well? But that’s what technology has done by making it possible. Gaming mouse provides deep insights into gaming via built-in sensors. These sensors track the heart rate, galvanic skin response and actions per minute.
Racing Wheel/Driving Simulator
This is like a blessing for all those who love car racing. The technology provides them with high-speed gaming, precision steering wheel for control during simulated races and above all, speed shifter and brakes. The steering wheel is detachable so that it can be easily stored.