Gaming is one of the most sought after interests nowadays. Be it children or adults, gaming is an addictive sport that has managed to assemble an enviable fan base. Further, technology has enabled people to get access to a wide array of games depending upon their interests. Further, in gaming, people transcend realities to step into a world of fantasy where anything is possible. From dressing up dolls to cooking to even fighting villains, there is little left to the imagination of people. Further, the commercial side of gaming is just as interesting. Apparently the gaming industry earns massive revenues that have made it a profitable industry for investment purposes as well. Moreover, the industry consumes a plethora of professionals who are good at designing games. These professionals often get sidelined by employers due to the different nature of their creativity. However, with the burgeoning size of the gaming industry, such professionals finally have found a sanctum for themselves. However, when it comes to gaming, console games have been in the news for a long time for all the right reasons. With their functionality and exciting new features, it is hard to not get lured by it.
Console games are basically a type of interacting multimedia that is meant for entertainment. These games consist of manipulable sounds as well as images that are generated from a video game console and then viewed on an audio-video medium like television. The game, per se, is more often than not manipulated or controlled via a handheld device that in turn is connected to a console, which is called the controller. The controller, meanwhile, sports various buttons as well as directing controls, each of which is designed for a specific way to man the images and audio on the screen. These controls or buttons maybe in the form of analog joysticks as well. The controls, the console itself, display and speakers can be attached to a single handheld device, called the handheld console meant for console games.
Multimedia games usually are available in the form of discs, which in turn are compatible with a game console. Recent advancements in technology have enabled people to use the internet to download directly the games or their demos into the gaming console. On the other hand, however, in the simpler variety of console games may have only a limited selection of in-built games. Cartridges formerly were a preferred choice for storing data of video games, but technological advancement has made possible this data to be stored now even in large capacity DVDs as well as compact discs or even the Play Station3 compatible, Blue Ray discs. Though, there are still a few games like Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo DS that are stored in cartridges.