Surely no-one can fail to be amazed or delighted at the technology that we now have available to us? When you consider that we now have the power to retrieve almost any information and also communicate in a myriad of different ways from a device that fits into our pockets we begin to realise just how much we depend on our mobile phones on a daily basis.
In fact, it is pretty incredible to think it was only ten years ago that Steve Jobs introduced an unsuspecting public to the first generation of smartphones, and how far we have come since then. One of the most famous quotes from Steve Jobs is ‘innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.’
Not only do we source our mobile phones for browsing the internet, buy goods and services, and also communicating with our friends and families, we are increasingly using our smartphones to feed our entertainment requirements.
One of the most forward-thinking industries has always been the gambling industry, the industry as a whole pioneers’ new technology and initiative ideas, and this has provided developers with the opportunity to develop games that are fully immersive. This means we can enjoy a full range of casino games, bingo, slots, scratch-cards, and other games straight from our mobiles whenever and wherever we choose (as long as there is an internet connection!)
In-fact since the advent of smartphone especially, the whole gaming and online gambling experience has been taken out of the arcade and even your living room and has been placed firmly in the palm of your hand. Bingo halls have closed down and now anyone can visit mobile friendly comparison sites that list a mammoth amount of new sites to play on.
Digital gaming has spread well beyond hardcore online gamers, you only have to see the number of people playing on the train commute to work in the mornings to witness this.
This trend towards mobile gaming has resulted developers looking to lighten their load using the cloud, and this means that game do not have to be limited to the amount of memory that discs or consoles house.
Already Gamers can watch and also share live-streams of games, and now the ability to stream video games is fast becoming reality.
We have come a long way since the days of basic graphics, those times when games crashed half way through and to be quite honest were not really worth a user’s time or effort. Cutting edge advancements are now allowing us to experience gaming on a totally new level.
It’s a win, win scenario for the gamer, and long may it continue.