Gaming Consoles and Genres

The gaming world is never ending, as there are many consoles through which players can enjoy their favorite games. There are the heavy duty consoles such as PC, the Xbox, the Nintendo Wii U and the Playstation, and there are the handheld consoles such as the Portable PS. Without a doubt, 3 of the most popular consoles are the PC, the Playstation and the Xbox.

The Playstation 4

The Playstation 4, which is referred to as the PS4 is a home video console that is developed by Sony. It is the successor of the PS3, and it was announced in a press conference in 2013. Its main competitors are the Nintendo Wii U and the Xbox One, which are all new members of the 8th generation of video gaming consoles.

The Xbox One

One of the main competitors for the PS4, it is developed by Microsoft, as its flagship gaming console. The console was announced by Microsoft on 2013. This edition of the Xbox moves away from the footsteps of its predecessor and its Power PC architecture. This is because the Xbox one shifts back to the x86 gaming architecture that was used for the very first Xbox. The console features an AMP APU (Acceleration Processing Unit), that is build around its x86-64 architecture. The console separates itself from the rest with its focuses on cloud computing as well as the integration of other entertaining apps and services.

Gaming Genres

There is an endless amount of gaming genres, whether when it comes to consoles or casino games. For casino games, the list might be a bit shorter as they include slot machines, blackjack, keno games, video poker and roulette to name a few. As for console gaming, the list is much longer. Some of the most popular genres of gaming have to be the “First Person Shooter” genre, also referred to as FPS games. It is where players control the game play in first person, using different weapons to eliminate other players, or go through a single player campaign. Some of the popular franchises and games that fall under this genre is Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Another popular genre is the Multi Player Online Role Playing genre, also referred to as MMORPG games. It is where players control a character, equip it with weapons, armor and other items to go through different quests, or fight against other players.