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Gaming Evolution =
Individual Play Global Collaborative Play (1967-2017)…
Solo – Living Room… …Many – Arena (Thousands)…
1 Player =
2 Players =
2+ Players =
Source: Images: National Museum of American History (Brown Box), Wikipedia Creative Commons (Pac-Man, Atari 2600, SG-1000, SNES, N64, PS1, Xbox, PS2), Flickr
user Sham Hardy (World of Warcraft), Flickr user coneybeare (Words with Friends), ESL (ESL Logo), Twitch (Twitch Logo), Major League Gaming (MLG Logo),
Wikimedia Creative Commons (Pong), Flickr user BagoGames (eSports Stadium)
Note: In 1967 TV Game Unit #7, also known as the “Brown Box” was launched as a prototype and is considered the father of video game consoles per the National
Museum of American History.
*Zuckerberg’s Law describes the exponential growth of online social networks as per Saul Hansell in NY Times, 11/6/08.