Gaming has now spread all across the world and has been defined as the use of game apparatus or systems to play particular games. A computer game or video game is an interactive digital application that entails interaction with a personal user interface device including speakers, pedals, joystick, gamepad, or any other type of physical input device including pointers, sticks, or guns to produce visual output on the screen. Games are designed by experienced computer graphics designers and programmers and may be programmed to cater to all ages and interests. They can also be developed as single player games, which are popular for use in multiplayer computer games, or multi-player games, which require the use of multiple input devices together with game controllers to create a gaming experience. Some titles may have a great deal of interactivity such that the player may be required to use more than one of these tools in order to advance the story or solve puzzles.
A new type of PC gaming device has been introduced called a cloud gaming platform. Cloud gaming platforms allow the access of game data to be stored in the cloud where it can then be accessed by any computer where that type of gaming software has been installed. This removes the need for unnecessary hardware, which would otherwise have to be purchased and added to a user’s computer. Some examples of this type of gaming software include Razer’s Dash, Sony’s PlayStation Move, Microsoft’s Xbox Move, Logitech’s Game Pad, and Play-logic’s Stick. There are currently no published gaming platforms available for Nintendo Wii yet.
Internet based video gaming has grown into a multi-million dollar industry in just a few years. It is predicted to continue growing for the foreseeable future. The most recent advancement in video gaming technology is image processing. This technology applies computer vision techniques to improve quality of video and sound. This type of technology is increasingly being applied to gaming to make the game experience more realistic and fun.