The Age of Video Games

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The Age of Video Games. Spacewar!. 1962 First widely available video game Programmed by students at MIT Others start making and distributing games. Video Games Spread!. Computer Space 1971 World's first commercially sold coin-operated video game - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>The Age of Video Games</p></li><li><p>Spacewar!1962First widely available video gameProgrammed by students at MITOthers start making and distributing games</p></li><li><p>Video Games Spread!Computer Space 1971World's first commercially sold coin-operated video gameSimilar to Spacewar!Set the precedent for arcade cabinetsNot much of a successNolan Bushnell</p></li><li><p>Video Games Spread!Magnavox Odyssey 19721st ConsoleDesigned by Ralph Baer12 different gamesOne being table tennis or PongFailed</p></li><li><p>Atari</p><p>The first successful video game companyStarted with Pong arcade cabinet in 1972Wildly popularRiding the success of Pong Atari creates more gamesReleases Atari 2600 in 1977</p></li><li><p>Arcade Golden AgeExplosion of games (arcade, console, computer)1978New games and genres emergeSpace Invaders 1978Pac Man 1980Donkey Kong 1981Video games become mainstream</p></li><li><p>Bust of 83Many companies enter the video game business to capitalize on the boomMany, many gamesnot enough room or demandconfused publicMany bad gamesBad investmentsAtari and other companies take hitsprofitability of video games doubted</p></li><li><p>Console ExplosionNES releases in 1986Good gamesRevitalizes public</p><p>Sega Genesis releases in 1989$100 million marketing campaign</p><p>Many consoles follow</p><p>PC games recover and continue</p></li><li><p>Video Game Violence1992-1994Violence in video games receives attentionPopular games during this timeMortal Kombat 92Doom 93Entertainment Ratings Software Board (ERSB) is established in response to growing concern</p></li><li><p>Arcade Death and RebirthDeathMany consolesHigh quality of console games</p><p>RebirthDance Dance Revolution 1998Experience games</p></li><li><p>You know the rest.</p></li></ul>