Happy New Year – now let's get gaming

Written by Alex Maidment (nSanity Beach)

It’s a new year and if there’s one thing we here at Casual Heroes Gaming will continue to do, it’s gaming! The start of a new year, a new decade in this case, brings a lot of excitement for the gaming year ahead, and 2020 is going to be epic!

It actually doesn’t matter how you play games in 2020, there is pretty much going to be something for everyone – big updates coming to the PC world in the form of new components that will continue to drive the industry forward while the console gamers are excitedly, anxiously awaiting the launch of 2 new beastly consoles towards the end of the year.

The PS5 and the Xbox (Series X?) that are set to launch in the run up to Christmas 2020 are game changers for the console gaming part of the industry as they offer specs never seen before at launch – future thought out specs capable of giving us the power to play in the high resolutions that even expensive PCs struggle to provide for.

It will be a great year for games as well as we push towards this new era of gaming that continues to make a gaming accessible for all.

Some of the things we’re excited about for the year coming:
– The new consoles (obviously)
– New graphics cards
– HALO!!!!!
– The rise of streaming options (Stadia and xCloud)
– Any advances in AR and VR gaming

As fun as it is to look forward, it’s also good to think about how far gaming has come. A decade ago, in 2010, my main console was an Xbox 360 and I was still loving Halo 3, getting into Assassin’s Creed 2 after loving the first game, playing way too much FIFA 10 and enjoying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 followed by the first in the Black Ops series.

The funny thing is, 10 years later and I’m playing a game that draws inspiration from Modern Warfare 2 – Modern Warfare!

The last decade of gaming has been an eye opener for me and it’s been a decade in which I’ve taken gaming more seriously and actually playing a lot more socially that previously.

I can only hope that the next decade of gaming brings me the same happiness, joy and at times utter frustration as the past 10 years have.

Here’s to the coming year and decade of gaming, the 20s – catch us on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/casualheroesgaming!

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