The History of Video Games

THE HISTORY OF VIDEO +GAMES Consoles First video game connected to a TV set was the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972 Second generation RCA and Atari consoles start with the release their own Fairchild Video Entertainment System cartridge-based consoles The Atari 2600 was the most popular console of the second generation The video game crash of 1977 and 1983 Nintendo makes video games popular again by releasing the Family Computer in Japan (1983), and renames it NES for the US release (1985) Sega releases Drive/Genesis in Japan (1988) and renames it Sega Genesis (1990) 2 Mega years before Nintendo released SNES Sega also releases the Mega CD/Sega CD. Others include Sega's 32X. NEC's TurboGrafx-16 and SNK Playmore's Neo Geo The mid 90s was the era of 5th generation consoles. Sony PlayStation was the most popular Other popular 5th generation consoles included Sega's Saturn and Nintendo 64. N64 was the only one that still used cartridges 6th generation consoles used DVDS for game media. Starting with Sega Dreamcast in 1999, PlayStation 2 in 2000, Xbox in 2001, and Nintendo GameCube in 2001 Xbox 360 started the beginning of the 7th generation consoles. Other systems include PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Wii Media the 1st Cartridges weree ised with All three 7th generation external media to game consoles offer some type of internet game distribution service. This includes video home consoles until 1995. Nintendo 64 was the last mainstream game console to use cartridges. streaming services like Cartridges Hulu and Netflix Internet Cards Distribution More complex and simpler than cartridges. GameCube and PS2 use them as memory cards while Nintendo DS and 3DS use them for game CD-ROMS, DVD- ROMS, Blue-ray, and HD DVDS Optical Magnetic have been used Media Media as a method of game distribution. distribution. Computers used magnetic media as storage devices in the form of tape drives and floppy disk drives. Genres Card & Board " Classic Arcade Adventure Fighting. 00000000 ORLD WARC(MMORPG) RAFT Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games Music & Platform Party BIZZARD (RPG) Role Shooters Puzzle Racing Playing Games Strategy Educational Simulation Sports Controllers US Release Dates Genesis/ N64 PS3 Atari 2600 MegaDrive PS2 Wij. SNES Atari Xbox 5200 360 PS1 NES 5th Generation 6th Generation 7th Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation 2nd Generation 1st Source: Wikipedia Article “Video game console" Z261 1982 1985 ГГГГ 1989 1991 1995 0007 2006 2006

The History of Video Games

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An infographic showing the history of video games. split into consoles, media, genres, and controllers


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