look at some important moments in video game history. In 1971, the educational
game Oregon Trail was released to be used in schools.
Because of its increasing popularity, companies started to market video games
to kids. Nintendo seized the moment by releasing its first console to American audiences
Friends took turns as Link playing The
Legend of Zelda or giggling during a late-night round of Mario Kart. This was the beginning of
kids socializing while gaming.
CLICK TO TWEET: Gaming is evolving, but it requires stronger networks and more robust data centers.
a difference the years have made. Now, there are handhelds with too many mobile
game apps to count and network infrastructure that enables gamers to play 24/7 at
super-fast internet speeds.
has become unplugged and pocket-sized, allowing gamers to climb into the
sunlight thanks to Wi-Fi and bandwidth. And now with apps like Words with Friends, a multiple-player online and mobile game, everyone,
not just gamers, have a geeky urge to socialize.
amazing revolution came with the augmented reality
(AR) of Pokémon Go. This Japanese
game of “pocket monsters” started out as a role-playing game and evolved into a
GPS-based AR mobile app in
Instead of technology distancing kids from their parents, this colorful play of
capturing creatures that seemingly live around us bonded families
virtually and in real life.
than two years later it is more than just a craze and other AR
games have followed suit (Jurassic World Alive, anyone?). Another
game staple, Rovio, announced that it will launch
an AR game, Angry Birds: First Person Slingshot later this year. The
brand is strong and only time will tell if the collaboration and a pricey AR headset
from Magic Leap One (with which AT&T signed an exclusive deal with in July of this
will help or hurt the ‘Birds’ experience. Angry
Birds: First Person Slingshot will also be available in a mobile app that
uses AR framework, so fans will be pleased.
technology is evolving to be more inclusive and community based. CommScope
helps enable a connected lifestyle for gamers young and old, by making networks
strong, supporting robust data centers, and supplying bandwidth to power mobile
apps and wireless technology. AR makes it possible to catch that Bulbasaur
hanging out in your backyard, but only if you are on a strong network. Get a
comprehensive look at the world of network communications with CommScope’s
training and education resources, including a series of free downloadable eBooks.