Many people (me included) have been saying publicly that they think the ‘console'—dedicated hardware designed primarily for gaming—is on its way out.
There are three main gaming platforms. The PC, the mobile or ‘smart' device, and the dedicated games console. Looking worldwide, two out of three are now dominated by free-to-play.
As a gamer, you've probably noticed a bunch of really interesting stuff happening in the games industry over the last few years.