What is gaming? A computer or video game is an interactive computer video that usually involves interaction with a human user interface or computer user interface, including keyboard, mouse, joystick, or game pad, to generate visual output for the players. Video games are designed to deliver entertainment, such as driving, puzzle, fighting, shooting, sports, or other kinetic action. Many people today do not play games, but play video games since playing the video game requires no direct physical contact with another person and the player can use a remote device to control the game.
Gaming devices include personal computers, laptops, video gaming consoles, handheld game consoles, video game accessories, and game boards. The video game hardware includes computer chip based graphics cards, motherboard and system circuitry, Random Access Memory, computer processing circuitry, and sound processing circuitry. Modern personal computers come with CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives.
The video gaming experience can be maximized by adding sound and visual effects. This is accomplished by employing two or more processors to enhance game performance. Most gaming devices also incorporate memory cards and hard drives to augment the video game experience.
Today gaming devices are portable and can be used in the office or at home. It is usually connected to a personal computer, which can either be built into the system or plugged into the PC. The game console can have either a digital or an analog signal output. Digital signals are usually used for wireless gaming. Analog signals are used for direct game connection. Wireless game consoles usually connect to a wireless router or access point.
There are some differences between the video game console and the computer. One obvious difference is the price. The game console is usually cheaper than a computer due to the fact that the game hardware is soldered to it and the video games need to be created on a personal computer. However, when the game is done the computer is no longer needed to run the game console.
Another difference between the video game console and the computer is the storage capacity of the game disks. Storage space for video games can be very large. However, the game disks for a game console can actually hold up to two hundred games. This is much larger than the one hundred to two thousand games that can be stored on a personal computer. Also, the video games from a game console will not be permanently damaged if the player drops it on the ground.