It's a sad fact of being a retro gaming enthusiast: eventually, there aren't going to be any working old-school consoles left. As a result, unless we all want to resign ourselves to abandoning your passion once your console dies on you (which it will), ROMs and Emulation are only way to keep the hobby alive...right?
Our society is becoming increasingly more mobile. Nowadays, everybody has a smartphone - you're considered somewhat odd if you don't. As a result, mobile gaming has become big business, and it's not hard to see why: mobile games simple, cheap, and addictive on-the-go fun. Unfortunately, they're also far from perfect. New technologies rarely are.
The biggest problem anyone has with them is, not surprisingly, controls - particularly when touchscreens neter into the equation.
For those of you not already aware; Wednesday was a big day for the games industry. it was on that day, early into the evening, that the Playstation 4 - Sony's next generation offering- was finally unveiled, to much fanfare. The console, which is due by the holiday season of 2013; is easily powerful enough to blow pretty much any of the current gen offerings straight out of the water, and the launch titles thus far look positively brilliant. That's not what makes it exciting, though.
It's only when one looks closer - at some of the features of the console - that one realizes just what this system could mean for the industry.
If you've had a loved one with advanced Alzheimer's disease, you likely know what sundowning syndrome is, even if you've never heard the term before. Alzheimer's patients with this syndrome either don't sleep at night or wake up after a short sleep and may create havoc, waking up caregivers and disturbing others in the home, possibly for hours. But a care center in New York City has an innovative program for night owl Alzheimer's patients, that lets them 'play,' while their caregivers sleep....