Post by MinnesotaNationalist on Jun 25, 2016 2:05:46 GMT
Popular culture isn't something that seems to be brought up much in Future History (for fair enough reasons, it's freaking impossible to predict. Like the weather, you can get a good estimate about a week ahead, and afterwards its all guesswork). What it tends to be, from my experience, is that it seems like pop culture just freezes and stays the same forever. This of course is hardly the case.
Video games as we know them were only invented in the 60's, and became truly popular with Pong, released in 1972, only 44 years ago. Ever since, Video games absolutely boomed (busted in 1977), and boomed some more. For a much more detailed history of video games (which honestly, I don't want to go through right now), I suggest Crash Course Games here, still in production. Right now, as diverse as Video Games are, a couple of major camps rule: The Shooter, seeing new light with Overwatch, with its former king Call of Duty, well, you know; The MMORPG, running rampant since RuneScape and WoW premiered; the Casual Games, the absolute money-making, micro-transaction whoring monster; and Indie games, which have been on a steep rise recently.
What do you think? What will be the next big genre, what will be the next big innovation? Will virtual games eventually gain a grounding? Will a new player enter the console wars?
"It's truly a sad day for southern England, and therefore a slightly nicer day for the rest of Britain." -eDGT
I'm a lot more versed in this since I'm a gamer (and not dead btw).
Anyway, I think shooters might shift to being more stylized and aesthetically pleasing similar to how Overwatch and that other game are. That and regarding the elephant in the room, VR will slowly start to take off as the sole definiting feature of this current generation of video games, which IMO is not much different from the other in terms of visuals aside from a few differences that are just cosmetic. Undeniably PC will become one of the biggest choices to play games on, not that I'm a PC fanboy it's just something that I observed, in the meantime. As for the Nintendo NX, I really don't know since Nintendo made the stupid descision to not showcase the system for this year's E3, maybe for Tokyo Game Show IDK. Speaking of which, Survival Horror games might have another renaissance with the likes of Resident Evil 7 which looks more like PT (much to my dismay) which at least is sort back in the right direction in contrast to the recent trend of trying to be more action packed and that VR might help it's case given that as I mentioned before it's here to stay.
futurist: Good luck to you, MN!
Jan 17, 2019 5:10:51 GMT
MinnesotaNationalist: well, that was the most underwhelming jury duty ever. Came in one day, was told to go home, and now I'm told that I'm not needed anymore for this session.
Jan 23, 2019 4:26:12 GMT
ieph: I've been actually thinking of just spending my time here, gradually decreasing my presence in AH.com. But in the meantime, I'm spending my time reviving one of my old WIPs sadly lost to the sands of time (I guess)
Jul 23, 2019 11:24:08 GMT
ieph: In fact, I'm even thinking of reviving my wikibox TL right here.
Jul 23, 2019 20:21:52 GMT
jennysnooper87: If that's the case, would it be okay if I moved the TL from AH.com to this site?
Aug 21, 2019 1:53:59 GMT
railmotive: Checking out this website, seems quite nice.
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