First Video Game? Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Fifty years ago, before either arcades or home video games, visitors waited in line at Brookhaven National Laboratory to play Tennis for Two, an electronic tennis game that is unquestionably a forerunner of the modern video game.
Video games have a very long history, that dates back as early as the 1950s. During this time, computer scientists created simple games and simulations as research projects or just to kill some time.
The history of video games is a fascinating one, as we have seen an entirely new creative entity come into existence and flourish within a relatively small period of time. We are going to take a look at where video games have come from, and where they are heading in the future.How We Ride: A History of Play on Two Wheels; The Oregon Trail, MECC, and the Rise of Computer Learning; Aliens and Monsters: Playing with Creatures from the Deep; American Board and Card Game History; Video Game History Timeline; Pinball in America; A Brief History of Women in Gaming: The 1980s; Early Home Video Game History.A Brief History of Video Games describes and explains the remarkable evolution of interactive entertainment, from the demonstration of Nimrod in 1951 to full-body virtual reality in 2014.
The history of games dates to the ancient human past. Games are an integral part of all cultures and are one of the oldest forms of human social interaction. Games are formalized expressions of play which allow people to go beyond immediate imagination and direct physical activity.
The Colorful History of Video Game Animation. The Colorful History of Video Game Animation These days, we're used to the bright, often realistic images in our video games, but it wasn't always this way. Back in the day, video games weren't just simple pixels; they were simple in color, as well!
Video games were introduced as a commercial entertainment medium in 1971, becoming the basis for an important entertainment industry during the golden age of arcade games in the late 1970s to early 1980s, in Japan, North America, and Europe.
The History of Video Games as Movies. A brief look at some of the video games, that have made the transition to grace the silver screen.
The Video Game Crash Some refer to the end of the Golden Age as “The Video Game” crash in North America The market was flooded with bad games and PCs were becoming more and more popular From the present point of view the crash could be more interpreted as a chance for a new game generation Anyway, Japan didn’t have any Video Game crash.
The Video Game Revolution (2004) is a documentary from PBS that examines the evolution and history of the video game industry, from the 1950s through today, the impact of video games on society and culture, and the future of electronic gaming.
An investigation into the early days of home console gaming, from the Home Pong console to the Atari 2600.
The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in south west Greece. Every four years, around 50,000 people came from all over the Greek world to watch and take part.
Nowadays, video games are very common types of entertainment in every family. The impact of video games on the behavior of the player have been be controversial issues for decades. The advocates claim that video games are more than simply a fun that one plays during spare time.
The game was eventually distributed on the new DEC computers and traded throughout the then still small Internet. 1966 Ralph Baer, who had already tried to enter he world of video games but had been stopped, thought back to his ideas for an interactive video game machine.
Replay: The History of Video Games (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Tristan Donovan, Gary Furlong, Richard Garriott, Tantor Audio: Books.