The Home Theater Video Gaming Experience
How to Get the Most from Your Favorite Video Games
Home Theater Video Gaming
It also has been about a decade since hi-tech video gaming captured worldwide attention and increased popularity. The relatively small screen home video gaming entertainment industry of the 90’s has evolved into a much more serious market that now targets a more sophisticated audience. In fact, back in 2004 the video gaming industry surpassed Hollywood's revenues making it attractive to more investors and with investment capital, developers increased the sophistication of gaming consoles.
Because of the perennial success of video gaming, the "Big 3" major companies -- Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo -- continue to upgrade the technical aspects of their gaming platforms as heated console battles are waged for market dominance. The situation is much the same in the game software arena – hundreds of titles are developed and released to different platforms each year with increasing audio/visual depth and complexity.
Video gaming historically had been aimed toward younger audiences where the appeal is great. This has been true especially because video gaming became largely popular during the Super Mario glory days, which was mostly played by kids. However, recent studies reveal that the average home theater video gaming fan is 29 years old – making a shift from young to bit more mature audience. Since such audiences want more sophisticated ways to experience games, hardware and software companies collaborate and are eager to develop advanced peripheral devices that further enhance the video gaming experience.
Modern digital imaging technologies have helped push the realism of video games. Unlike the old consoles played on normal television before, games from modern game consoles like the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 recommend high-resolution and high definition televisions for a more realistic gaming experience. The newest video game consoles are also equipped with modern functions such as network connectivity and wireless networking that enables players to download games and compete with other online game players online via broadband connections. PC’s can be connected to home theater systems as well – it’s not just the consoles being utilized for home theater video gaming.
With the wider screens of modern HDTV televisions like Plasmas, LCDs, rear projection big screens and the even more impressive front video projectors being used in home theater video gaming -- 3D graphics are more vivid, stunning and detailed than ever – making games even more visually spectacular, engrossing and realistic. Advanced audio configurations and loud, clean digital audio can push the envelope of gaming even further. Video gaming consoles now offer multi-channel surround digital audio which delivers astonishing sound effects and outstandingly accurate music reproduction especially when equipped with a quality digital surround sound system.
Connectivity has never been easier as consoles now offer audio and video connections that are compatible with an even wider variety of audio and video components. Digital audio connections ensure technically accurate audio reproduction. Likewise most video displays include digital video connections like HDMI and analog component video connections that add to a video game’s video quality and reproduction accuracy.
Some of the more technical aspects of home theater video gaming may be a bit complex for some “less-technically-minded” persons. Of course a great way to find information on how to put together an awesome video gaming system (that’s also great for watching movies and sports) is to check the information right here at Home Theater Systems Advice. From video displays to digital surround audio – you’ll find info here that can save you time and money. You too can have a killer system that’ll knock your socks off and you won’t have to pillage your (or your kids) college funds..
Experience the ultimate home theater video gaming experience – make some bone jarring hits and hear the crowd roar in Madden NFL or try getting blasted in Halo on an eight-foot video screen while the rumble from the a well powered subwoofer emphasizes the explosions surrounding you that you can feel in the seat of your pants – it’s absolutely awesome and can even be a bit scary! You just may want to stock up on your favorite refreshments though because I’m thinking your friends are going to be stopping by a bit more often….