Video Game World – The very first video game we have on record is “Tennis for Two” which was developed on the Donner Model 30 analog computer in 1958. The latter was then followed in 1972 by a much more “elaborated” version, the one and only arcade video game “Pong” (Atari Inc) which is known to be the ancestor of all the breathtaking games you can come across today! Back then, hitting a little dot back and forth of the screen in order to score points was an amazing breakthrough which provided a tremendous amount of entertainment; those of you who discovered video games that way will not be able to deny while the latest generations of players may find it hard to believe for sure.
Gaming History – List of home consoles released between 1967 and 1980:
- 1967 – Brown Box
- 1972 – Magnavox Odyssey
- 1975 – Atari Sears Tele-Games Pong System
- 1975 – Magnavox Odyssey 100 & 200
- 1976 – Magnavox Odyssey 300,400 & 500
- 1976 – Fairchild Channel F
- 1976 – The Wonder Wizard Model 7702
- 1976 – Coleco Telstar
- 1977 – Magnavox Odyssey 2000,3000 & 4000
- 1977 – RCA Studio II
- 1977 – Atari 2600
- 1977 – Atari Video Pinball
- 1977 – Atari Stunt Cycle
- 1977 – Coleco Telstar Ranger
- 1977 – Coleco Telstar Alpha
- 1977 – Coleco Telstar Colormatic
- 1977 – Coleco Telstar Combat
- 1977 – Nintendo Color TV Game Series
- 1978 – Coleco Telstar Sportsman
- 1978 – Coleco Telstar Colortron
- 1978 – Coleco Telstar Marksman
- 1978 – Coleco Telstar Arcade
- 1978 – Coleco Telstar Gemini
- 1978 – Magnavox Odyssey 2
- 1978 – Bally Astrocade
- 1978 – Philips Odyssey 2001 & 2100
- 1979 – Mattel’s Intellivison
As from 1980 companies such as Mattel, Coleco or Atari went on releasing a handful of consoles, but suddenly encountered two very fierce competitors who finally won over the market as from 1983: Sega and Nintendo; Sega with its Sega SG-1000 followed by the Sega Master System, and Nintendo with the famous NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
46 years after the “Brown Box” was released, the 5 most popular consoles are currently:
- The Xbox 360 (Microsoft)
- The Nintendo Wii U
- The PS3 (Sony)
- The Nintendo Wii
- The PS2 (Sony)
It may seem important though to point out that PC gaming represents 56% of the gaming Industry, that there are four PC’s for each Wii, seven PC’s for each Xbox 360 and eight PC’s for every PS3. PC gaming is known to attract the more “serious” and “hardcore” gamers while home consoles are considered “lighter” and more “recreational”.
Anyway, let’s get back to the topic as we are slighly going off-course, the weekend is now here after a terribly long week, and we would seriously be abusing if we started to oversaturate your fraglized grey matter with too much info & numbers in addition! The main purpose of this post being to treat you to a collection of funny video gaming pictures, some of which may ring a bell and kick-start a few smirks… so kick-off your shoes and enjoy!
Wishing your inner-teen a fun-packed PMSLweb moment!
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