Computer gaming has faced a steep change over the years, owing to the advancement in both hardware and software fields. It is now possible to play virtual reality three-dimensional games on our smartphones, so think of what our computers are capable of.
Both teenagers and young children look for a game as soon as they get a new computing device, which is what shows the significance of gaming sessions nowadays. From action to racing, these games provide the users with instances into what is not physically possible, therefore evoking the feeling of joy and fun.
Types of Computer Gaming
Computer gaming is further split into two types, upon the basis of the usability, which is as follows:
- Offline Gaming: These games are loaded off the internet or a media drive such as USB, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. Being stuffed with all the necessary files that the game requires, such games are capable of being run offline, i.e. without an internet connection. Certain games allow online internet access to download updates or play in multi-player mode with people across the world. List of most popular offline games include Need for Speed, Grand Theft Auto and Euro Truck Simulator.
- Online Gaming: Internet browsers nowadays, such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are capable of running games within themselves. These are primarily Flash player based games or miniature games that do not take up much resources out of the system for smooth gameplay, for example Naruto-arena.com. However, there are many graphic intensive games available on the internet that a person plays if his or her system is capable of running them.
Minimum System Requirements
In order to run a game, there are certain minimum system requirements that signifies a computer’s capability to be able to run the specific game. Generally, these system requirements are stated in the computing power of the computer, which includes the following:
- CPU Type and Clock Speed
- Hard Disk
- Operating System Version and
- Video Card Rendering Software and Version (such as Direct X)
What if my PC does not meet system requirements?
Typically, game manufacturers state these system requirements under safe limits. You can still try the game and tinker around with settings to ensure that the game runs, but the compromise will be made in the graphics department.
Else, if the game does not work smoothly, you will have to install aftermarket upgrades such as a GPU, RAM or CPU in order to play the game without hiccups. You can also opt for a complete system change, but ensure that the system you are purchasing is capable of the type of gaming you will be going to do.
Gameplay enhancers: A gimmick?
You will often come across some software that will claim to boost the game. There is no hard and fast rule that the game will be boosted. These software remove unnecessary programs and files consuming resources. If there are no such optimizations available, then the game you are trying to boost might not get affected.