Whenever I begin playing a few games on my Xbox 360, I couldn’t help but wonder how it came to be. My parents tell me that video games were not exactly popular back in the days and that it was considered an concept of their future. With this in mind, I began to remember my early childhood memories when it comes to video games. And since I didn’t have anything great to do now, I decided to do a little research about the whole history of video game consoles. In my surprise, I recognized that the very first games I had back when I was a child wasn’t the”first game console”. I had this notion that my previous console was the first first created, so I guess it was really worth the time exploring about video game consoles.
In any case, let us start our blast before as I take you straight back in the humble beginnings of our treasured video game consoles.
The notion of playing games in the front of the television was considered absurd and also a matter of the long term. All except for a single Ralph Baer who conceived one absurd idea; the capability to interact with your tv, which includes playing games on it. It was in 1951 while constructing tv sets for Loral at Bronx, New York. In 1966, he successfully built a game called”Chase” in which two dots chased each other round the monitor. He showed the thought of his new manager, R&D owner Herbert Campman, that he was given some funding and his project was shot by the company as a formal one. A Couple of years after, Ralph Baer successfully created the”Brown Box”, which is considered as the Fantastic grandfather of all video game consoles
A few years after, Magnavox decided to invest on video games and made the very first video game console called the Magnavox Oddysey. It was really an innovation as it had been the first video game which may be linked to a television set. It was also the first when it comes to console peripherals since you’re able to purchase a light gun which you’re able to link to the console when playing games.
In 1975, Atari created its own game console combined with Pong, a sport which would continue being a favorite concept before now. The console doesn’t have some controls though; actually, the console looks like a controller itself, so you could probably say that is the grandfather of all handheld video games. Released in 1977it could become so popular it was the sole console asides out of Magnavox to live the first game console crash of 1977. Both firms continued to make games for their various game consoles before the second match console crash of 1983. Atari and Magnavox suffered from using too many poorly developed games, that explains why Nintendo turned into a extremely popular gaming brand inside this era. This was in this year in which the Nintendo Entertainment System was released and developed.
This was my first video game console and as much as I can remember, I played with plenty of games on this console. Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda, Contra, Megaman, plus a lot of other games stuffed my cabinet rather than Barbie dolls and other girly stuff. Nintendo’s success lasted until Sega rose up to battle their game console using the Sega Super Drive/Genesis console. In actuality, the only reason why I begged my parents for me a Sega Mega Drive was because I wanted to play Sonic the Hedgehog!
The SNES was popular amongst kids at that moment. Actually, most of my friends get confused regarding what console they would want to purchase for Christmas!
Then in 1995, the age of 16 bit and 32 bit games have been overshadowed from the Sony Playstation. The movie game console provides better graphics, better hardware and software support, a fresh pair of handy controls and the Memory Card, a system which lets players store their stored games. It was revolutionary really, since it no longer uses capsules, but disc drives rather. Sega and Nintendo both answered together with the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64, however, if it comes to the brand new generation of video game consoles, the Sony Playstation is the king.
Years passed by 1999, the PC’s were engineered towards gaming as well. Sega introduced the Sega Dreamcast in 1999, but was poorly received and finally stopped in 2001 because they tried implementing a sort of disk drive called the GD-Rom. It was a movement to avoid software piracy, but instead it resulted in poor sales. Nintendo Gamecube suffered the identical fate when it released the Gamecube; the games console just plays 8 millimeter disk drives and was stopped in 2007.
And the rest, as they say, is history.