The days of Atari, Sega Genesis, and Nintendo 64 are long gone! However, they have paved the way for the future of video gaming. These stand alone systems provided graphics that beat that of any other device, however, there was no mobile capacity and gamers needed to actually be present to play one another. Soon super computers stepped in, and allowed gamers to play other games on the other side of the Globe. Thus, Microsoft Xbox and PlayStation begun to introduce internet capacity for game play and tournaments online and around the world.
As the world begins to shift towards the mobile era, we have phones and mobile platforms that can all that will be able to all that and more! PlayStation PSP still remains one of the best mobile gaming devices, however, Apple is fast approaching with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. While the iPhone stirred developers to create new applications that would solely be for the iPhone, the iPad has a much larger spectrum of opportunities for gamers. Not only is the screen bigger, but the iPad and future generations should be able to run games that were developed for other platforms, and not only mobile platforms. This is what I call mobile convergence, and it’s when all gaming devices converge and become open for use on multiple platforms. If your a gamer and don’t like playing games on the iPhone, you may want to wait until the second or third generation of the iPad.
So get ready mobile gamers, convergence is soon upon us and I will see you on top of the Global leader boards!