TechnologyDifferent Gaming Experiences Available Online
With so much technology surrounding us in our lives there are now dozens of different ways you can access video games, some of which you may not realise. Here we take a look at three compelling ways you can get your gaming thrills in 2021.
Once upon a time Macromedia Flash ruled the roost when it came to browser-based minigames on the internet. Since its inception in 1996, millions of Flash games have entertained millions of players on the internet. Sadly in December 2020, Flash, by this time a very antiquated codec, was finally discontinued. Fortunately, once great portals of Flash gaming such as Newgrounds and Kongregate have preserved many of the greats thanks to modern emulators. These sites also play host to a huge range of HTML5 games, Flash’s functional successor.
Elsewhere on the internet, many great titles made popular as apps can be enjoyed in HTML5 form with many on offer to be enjoyed directly from within Google’s Chrome browser in the form of light-weight web-apps, known as Extensions.
Perhaps the best way to get your mini-gaming fix nowadays though, is through Facebook’s Instant games service. Not only does this game catalogue collate many of the greatest minigames old and new in one place, but it adds extra functionality by way of Facebook’s social integration. This means you can enjoy these games along with your friends. Simply challenge them to a game of 8 Ball Pool from within Facebook messenger and brag about your victory on your newsfeed afterwards.
If you are interested in playing some casino games, one solid option is the gaming platform PokerStars Casino which hosts online versions of a range of classics, such as roulette and blackjack. It’s also home to a range of slot titles, including Tomb of Ra and Diamond Stars. A distinguishing feature of this service is the presence of active game rooms with live dealers where you are free to interact with other players, providing added immersion and entertainment to your experience.
On Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store there are now approximately 1 million games apiece. That’s enough to keep even the most ardent gamer busy for a lifetime. Of course, not all of those games are worth your time, or money. Fortunately both app libraries host regularly updated charts of the best games on each service as well as featuring editor’s favorites and other curated lists. This ensures it’s always easy to separate the wheat from the chaff in the app gaming space.
If you want further opinions on what to play, a whole ecosystem of mobile gaming review websites have quietly grown up around these comprehensive gaming services, letting you always stay apprised of the latest goings on in mobile gaming.
You may suppose that all of these games have a great deal in common with the simple HTML5-style games mentioned above, but in truth as smartphones grow in processing power and capabilities many fully 3d console style games are making their way to the app stores. Games such as Asphalt 9: Legends, Call of Duty: Mobile and Genshin Impact push the limits of smartphone hardware and demonstrate that while smartphones once played second fiddle to the likes of larger gaming PCs and dedicated consoles, they can now hold their own in the space. This is especially true with the advent of new dedicated gaming phones, like the Asus ROG Phone 5.
The new kid on the block, cloud gaming services such as Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, Shadow by Blade and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate all offer something genuinely novel and disruptive in the gaming space. They all work by streaming game footage to your device from their own high powered servers. This cuts out the need for you to own expensive dedicated gaming hardware and frees you up to experience top-tier gaming like Cyberpunk 2077 on any modern tech with access to a stable internet connection.
That means you can enjoy these titles on your smart TV, ancient laptop or even your smartphone — all with zero loading times. As these services mature they will begin to displace the formerly unassailable hegemony of console gaming, democratizing the experience and enabling more gamers than ever before to enjoy the biggest and best experiences on offer.
Prospects for Indian online gambling.
The gambling industry in India has been booming for years. However, since creating online gambling establishments, gambling has taken on a more technological and mass character. The absolute leader of gambling entertainment in India is casinos. Operators offer a fairly standard range - roulette, several types of card games, slots.