The gaming industry has boomed in recent years as games are not only enjoyed by the young generation. Adults are also involved. Thanks to computers being one of the main contributors to this gaming phenomenon, the gaming industry has been very busy with the race of who is going to find the most attractive game to take over the market.

The popularity of computer and video games, as a whole, has been steadily increasing. The average age of the video game player is now 29 years old, buying into the myth that video games are largely fun for teenagers.

Surprisingly, computer games are becoming more and more popular and widely accepted by all generations. Especially in recent years, so-called “console games” have spread all over the world.

The end of 2005 and 2006 saw the next generation of console gaming in the form of continued advances in processor technology, graphics technology, design innovation, and even platform-specific gaming community infrastructure.

Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft are participating in this “tech race”. Microsoft’s second-generation offering, the Xbox 360, is powered by a multi-core CPU. The PlayStation 3 is powered by cellular processor technology. And Nintendo Revolution allows the player to interact with the game through a wireless motion sensing controller.

Some of the most popular today are computer games, or sometimes called PC games, online games, console games, handheld games, and even, believe it or not, mobile phone games.

Computer games are often more powerful than console games due to early releases of their external architecture and graphics cards. They are played on the personal computer with standard computer interface devices, such as keyboard and mouse, or additional peripherals, such as joysticks.

Online gaming originally started with PC gaming, but over time it has expanded to include most modern consoles. It is now a key feature of modern gaming, with the inclusion of internet connectivity on consoles like the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, and also on mobile phones.

Console games are specialized computers specifically designed to play games of a certain format. The player usually interacts with the game via a controller, and video and sound are usually delivered to the player via a television, although most modern consoles support additional outputs such as surround sound settings.

Handheld games are played on handheld game consoles, such as the Nintendo Game Boy, Nintendo DS, and Sony PSP. Because they’re designed for on-the-go play, they’re usually small enough to fit in an average pocket (virtual kid is an exception to this). Due to their small size, handheld consoles have reduced processing power compared to larger consoles, meaning games are shorter and, until the release of the DS, were limited to 2D only.