As the weekend draws closer and the bank holiday begins here in the UK, it’s time to reflect back on the last week of gaming with gamescom 2009. We’ve celebrated all the up and coming titles coming across all formats, we’ve witnessed consoles getting slimmer, gaming changing and new ideas appearing, prices changing drastically on consoles. So what are we looking forward to and what games we will be purchasing in the next coming year?
Are we happy that are consoles are getting smaller or just happy that they maybe getting cheaper?. Either way the video gaming industry seems to be on top form despite a recession. Maybe we are all finding more time to play video games as a cheap form of entertainment and less time out and about. With portable gaming becoming so convenient and mobile gaming becoming more of a gaming platform are we safe to assume that people are playing more games while on the go?. Word to the wise though, gaming is addictive and indulgent and I fully confess that it probably gets the better of me sometimes.
Gaming over the years has not only been a way of escaping into a virtual gaming world, it’s been a social insight into connecting with other players who share the same gaming interests, it’s about forming a link with friends and it’s sometimes a way of reaching out, while still being slightly introvert.
So as the weekend gets nearer and you meet up with family and friends, will you be turning the consoles on and playing a game or two or will you be having a console free weekend?. Do you play online?. In any way you look at it, even if you’re not the biggest game player around, the video gaming industry has brought us together and connected us. Whatever you decide to play today or even if you’ve decided you’re not even going to turn the power button on. Have a good one.