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History of Video Games
Transcript of History of Video Games
C. Brown Box
D. Pong C. Brown Box, 1967
The Brown Box was the 1st
console to connect to the TV! North American Video Game Crash of 1983
In 1983, sales were $3.2 billion and fell to around $100 million by 1985 (a drop of almost 97%).
Because of a massive recession, a lot of companies went bankrupt, including Atari.
It lasted approximately 2 years.
What console/company resurrected the video game industry? Atari Awesomeness
Atari has pioneered how we view video games and gaming consoles. The Atari was created originally in 1972.
The most revolutionary Atari was created in 1977. Arcade games like Space Invaders, Breakout, Missile Command, and Combat made this console awesome and popular in American homes! Famicon to the Rescue!
Nintendo (or Famicon in Japan) is the best
selling video game console of all time!
Games like Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Metroid helped make this a household name! Fast Forward 8-10 Years! Nintendo 64 was released in 1996 and was the only console
with cartridges. Nintendo wanted to stay true to who they
were! Sega and Sony transitioned into CD gaming options. CD vs. Cartridge: 90s Console Debate Games have this way of reaching us on a level that most art cannot, because it is an amalgam of art. It is the best of what we can do with art all wrapped up into something that becomes greater than its parts. Within games we have illustration, sculpture, musical scoring, narrative, and poetry. Not only are they an amalgam of all these things, but also they are the only form of art that invites us – even requires us – to participate in order to fully express itself. I think that’s incredibly powerful.
-Chris Melissinos, Video Game Curator What video game console had successful launch but discontinued after 2 years?
D. Sega Sega Dreamcast was the third console attempt that didn't stick in the US. After 2 years of production, Sega discontinued and focused on video game development. Fast Forward 10 years Video Game Trend #1: Online Gaming
PSN & Xbox Live have pioneered online gaming! Play the same game with your friends anywhere you are! Video Game Trend #2: Mobile Gaming
Mobile games became popular largely because of Japan's mobile phone culture. Now you not only have a games, like Words with Friends, but you also have game and console companion apps! Video Game Trend #3: Social Media
Gamers want to share their high scores and strategies with their friends on Facebook & Twitter. This will increase in the next generation of consoles. Video Game Trend #4: Cloud Saving
Video game consoles have limited space to save game progress. Consoles are now encouraging gamers to save things on the "iCloud." Video Game Trend #5: Alternative Gaming Controls
From xBox Kinect to Wii/WiiU to Playstation Move, consoles are creating alternative gaming controls to expand their consumers and gaming experience. Why is it important to get involved in gaming RIGHT NOW!? Next generation of video game consoles from Xbox and Playstation will be realized in 2 years!
It's important to know what the rumors are and what the trends are! VaNessa Thompson
xbox live: nessabirdie