Video games have evolved a lot over recent decades, growing from niche beginnings to one of the biggest industries in entertainment. With growth not only for the industry but the technology behind it, games are now more advanced than ever. But do you ever look back and miss the "simpler" days?
While games are shifting in scale and potential, many have lost their simplicity. Back in the day, you could buy a game, insert the disc and jump straight into the full experience. Today, between installation times, updates and downloadable content, there's a lot more to consider when choosing the best games for you.
A similar discussion recently surfaced on the Windows Central forums, when one of our older members, PAC757, shared his thoughts on the current state of console gaming.
But we want to hear from you. What do you think of the current state of console gaming? Do you miss the "simple" days of previous generations? Make sure to jump into the forum thread linked below to share your thoughts on the topic.
Update 6: Microsoft wants all of TikTok, but Trump's order may interfere
The Financial Times reports that as part of negotiations, Microsoft is now inquiring whether it can buy all of TikTok, instead of just the business in the US., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This new plan would include India and Europe (and excluding China).
Apple responds to Project xCloud iOS block, Microsoft kicks back
With Microsoft's Project xCloud streaming platform locked out from iOS devices, Apple doubles down on App Store restrictions.
Everything we know so far about Cyberpunk 2077 on PC and Xbox One
Cyberpunk 2077 is the next massive game expected to be released by CD Projekt RED, the studio behind The Witcher series. Here's all we know about it so far.
These are the best motherboards for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600
The motherboard is the heart of your PC, connecting your CPU, RAM, GPU, storage and all other devices together, allowing the OS to communicate between components. Here are the best motherboards for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600.