By Mike Swenson
2011 is officially behind us and with it, the close of one of the greatest years in gaming history. With epic titles such as Skyrim, Batman: Arkham City, Modern Warfare 3, and Uncharted 3, it’s easy to see that video games are truly a retail force to be reckoned with. Whether you’re a gamer or not, odds are someone you know is.
Over 70% of American households have a video game console of some sort, and these days most kids are using your smart phone more than you ever will.
In an age of digital overwhelmingness, it’s easy to get frustrated and to brush it off like the snow on the hood of the car. All I can say is don’t be afraid. Consoles these days are so much more than arcades and are being redesigned around the home and family.
All 3 major consoles (PS3, XBox360, and Wii) now have the ability to stream movies, music, and share photos. And soon, more Internet applications will be making their way into your home as well.
Keyboards will be replaced with touch pads, monitors replaced by glasses, speakers replaced by high def 7.1 surround headphones…it’s all evolution of the revolution. So with that, I say embrace it. Let your child embrace it, as our generation did in the 80’s.