There are three forms of gaming with PC gaming being the oldest of all. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you about the other forms of gaming in a bit.
After researching PC gaming recently just to increase my knowledge of this form of gaming, I learned a few fun facts about it that I simply couldn’t wait to share with you.
#1 PC Gaming Began In 1962
The history of PC gaming dates back to 1962 when Stephen Russell led a team of programmers at MIT to develop a game called “Spacewar!”.
The then young computer programmer from Dartmouth and his team originally designed the game for a PDP-1, which was a computer the size of a large car. Though the graphics were rather primitive by today’s standards, they were less primitive than many games from the 1980s.
The history of PC gaming dates back to 1962 when Stephen Russell led a team of programmers at MIT to develop a game called “Spacewar!” The then young computer programmer from Dartmouth and his team originally designed the game for a PDP-1, which was a computer the size of a large car. Though the graphics were rather primitive by today’s standards, they were less primitive than many games from the 1980s.
#2 PC Gaming Is The Best Of All Gaming Types
There are three major types of gaming; PC gaming, console gaming, and mobile gaming. PC gaming involves playing video games on a range of computer devices e.g laptops and desktops. Meanwhile, console gaming entails playing video games on special gaming hardware like PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and so on. Lastly, mobile gaming is a type of video gaming that involves playing video games on mobile devices e.g smartphones and tablets.
Of all the three video gaming types, PC-Gaming is the most preferred choice due to several reasons. First, most games are generally designed for PCs as opposed to gaming consoles or mobile devices. Secondly, it is more fun to play video games on a computer device than do so on a mobile device. That’s because computers offer larger screens with a wider field of vision compared to mobile devices.
Matter of fact, it’s improper to compare PC games to mobile games because the former are simply in a higher league with characteristics that can only be at least compared to those of console games. So, I’m only going to compare the advantages of PC gaming to the advantages of console gaming to show you which type of gaming is better.
Though console gaming also enables players to enjoy a larger field of vision just as PC gaming, the latter offers other unique advantages that make it more preferable than the latter. For instance, PC games are generally cheaper compared to console games.
Also, PC games are less demanding than console games in terms of hardware requirements. In PC gaming, all you need is a laptop and a mouse, which by the way, can be optional). If not a laptop, then a complete desktop set with a CPU, monitor, mouse, and keyboard is just enough. You don’t require a TV screen or gaming pad, each of which can cost a lot of money.
What’s more, it’s easy to find a PC version of a console game, but it’s not as easy to find a console version of a PC game except if it’s a very very popular game. Even popular PC games such as Solitaire aren’t available for gaming consoles like PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and more. But a popular console game like Fortnite is available for laptop and desktop devices.
#3 PC Games & Mental Health
There is no getting away from the fact that video games help promote mental health. Also, we can’t deny the fact that more people possess cell phones and computers than gaming consoles. Since many reports suggest that video games are helping promote peoples’ mental health during this pandemic, more credit is given to PC games and mobile games alike. So, it’s safe to say that PC games play a bigger part in our mental health during this period just as mobile games than console games.
#4 PC Gaming Will Soon Dominate All Other Forms Of Gaming
It’s becoming apparent that PC games will soon dominate all other forms of video games. Though consoles have tried to disrupt the market over the past few years, PC manufacturers are starting to give them a run for their money.
In the past, there were no laptops or desktops that were specially designed for gaming. Instead, the devices were built for general computing purposes and gaming was just one of those purposes.
That gave game console manufacturers a leeway to shine until when PC makers started treating gaming with the seriousness it deserved. Consequently, they began making computers that were specifically ideal for gaming.
These computers have turned out to do better than consoles and smartphones in terms of gaming performance. They offer a better gaming experience than consoles or smartphones, thanks to their unparalleled graphics, stabilities, and other elements that go a long way in gaming. Wondering whether to buy a console or a dedicated gaming PC? If yes, we recommend the latter.
How good is your knowledge of PC games?
I guess good enough for you to know when the first PC game was invented and why PC games are the best of all forms of games, after reading this article. I also hope that you now understand how significant the role played by PC games besides mobile games is in promoting mental health during this pandemic compared to console games.
Finally, I would like to believe that you now know, which form of gaming between PC, console, and mobile will soon dominate others and why. Do you have something else that you would like us to know about PC games? If yes, please feel free to share that with us in the comment section below.