Witheach passing title and year, games
become more interactive, new creative forms
of game play and lastly more and more
visually appealing that is match by the
creative script of the games story.
Resultsfrom advancements in video games
have made games as memorable as the re-
releases of the Star Wars movies.
this Slide cast you will see some of the
major highlights in gaming history.
In 1952, A.S. Douglas created the first
computer game, "Noughts and Crosses"
as part of his doctoral dissertation.
granddaddy of all
games, and some
argue possibly one of
the greatest games of
all time, Atari releases
Pong as a coin
game, and becomes a
Bunten Berry, the
creator of the game
M.U.L.E. believes that
are the future of the
In 1986, the Nintendo Entertainment System
(NES) is released nationally in the United States,
it is widely accepted by gamers and reaches
In 1994, The Entertainment Software
Rating Board is established by the
Entertainment Software Association
(ESRB) to provide ratings and information
about video and computer games.
1996, Nintendo 64 is launched and marked as
the first 64-bit game console, despite the fact
that the system doesn't use CD tech, the
console displays impressive graphics and 3D
game play for using cartridge based usage, and
quickly becomes a hot selling item.
In1999, the Sega Dreamcast is released,
with its revolutionary new VMU memory
card system and built in modem, it is said
that this console is truly ahead of its time.
In2000, the Playstation 2 is released as a 128-bit
platform and the first system to use DVD
In 2001 Nintendo releases the GameCube
and is the first system to use optical
minidisks to store games. Later on that year,
Microsoft releases the Xbox, the first
console to contain the hard disc space of a
computer and was able to support HDTV, at
this point the "console wars" have begun.
In 2004 the Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP
are released within a month of each other,
starting a whole new generation of portable
XBox 360 (Xbox or 360) Set
the standards for online multi-
player ability. For the most part,
the preferred of the three
PlayStation 3 (PS3)
Considered more of a multi-
purpose media devise. And the
preferred Blu-Ray player on the
Nintendo Wii (Wii) The only
true gaming console. It’s
designed focused to family use.
In 2010, the introduction of new technology
into the video game industry, in the form of
body motion detection in the form of
PlayStation Move and Microsoft Kinect,
these technologies are said to revolutionize
the way we play games today by shrinking
the gap of how closely we can interact with
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