Who gets jaded these days when we can do anything? Well, when I say anything, what I mean is almost anything. We have many technologies that are available for us to entertain ourselves – television, internet and one of the most well-known of them all, video games or also known as online games.
These days, the word “bored” or “jaded” is no longer in our vocabulary, particularly in the vocabulary of teenagers. I mean, who gets bored in this day and age when we have all the technologies that we need. From television, radio, mp3 or mp4 players, mobile phones that are equipped with diverse applications to entertain us, internet, video games, online games and others.
One of the most well-liked among these technologies is the video game. What are video games, anyway? Many of us confuse video games to those that are seen only on computers. Well, technically, this is partly right. What I meant by partly accurate is that making use of computers is just one the variety of characteristics of a video game.
Computers are not the only platform for video games. We have actually a lot of platforms or systems that we can make use of to play video games. Video games that make use of computers are also commonly known as PC games.
One more type of video game is the one which makes use of console; sometimes referred to as console gaming or video game console. Examples of consoles are the classic television set or any other video monitor devices.
One more kind of video game is the one which makes use of a handheld electronic device that is handy and can be brought anywhere because of it’s portability. Examples of these devices are the PSP and the likes. Mobile phones and Portable Digital Assistant or PDA can also be categorized under handheld electronic devices but they are not solely made for the purpose of playing a video game, they have different applications that can be used by the user.
Last but not the least type is the video game that makes use of an even more focused category of electronic device that is normally intended to play only one game and is cased in a particular cabinet or any other storage.