The Consumer Electronics Show (or CES for short) is one of world’s largest trade shows. It celebrates the latest and greatest technology advancements in electronics industry. It’s an opportunity for companies all around the world - including the usual big names - to showcase their new products, talk about their visions for the future, and to generally toot their own horns.
Unsurprisingly it’s not unusual to see some of the major players in the games industry take centre stage - companies like NVIDIA, Sony, Microsoft to name a few. This year isn’t any different, and while there's still no news on any next generation console, this hasn’t stopped other companies attempting to steal some limelight and reveal what they believe to be the next big thing in gaming.
Much of this year’s emphasis has been on cheap, small, open-source devices. NVIDIA revealed Shield, a portable Android gaming platform that also allows you to stream high-definition games from your PC. Meanwhile, Piston - an ultra-small gaming PC - was touted as being the first example of a 'Steam Box', Valve’s long-anticipated living room gaming PC.
But it doesn’t end there; TV, mobile and audio manufacturers are all offering the future, today! 4K TVs are leading the charge claiming to be the next generation standard in visual quality, replacing our puny 1080p screens. With this much and more the questions we ask are these:
- Are you excited by what manufacturers have on offer at this year’s CES?
- Does gaming need more Android devices and mini-consoles?
- What impact do you think 4K TVs will have on your gaming habits?
As always, share your opinions with us in the comments. Feel free to discuss the topic and engage with each other’s ideas - but please be nice; there are no wrong answers.