The History of Video Game Consoles - A Blast From the Past

The History of Video Game Consoles – A Blast From the Past

Whenever I start playing a many games on my Xbox 360, I could not help but wonder how it all came to be. My parents always tell me that videotape games were not exactly popular back in the days and that it was considered an idea of the future. With this in mind, I began to recall my early nonage recollections when it comes to videotape games. And since I did not have anything good to do moment, I decided to do some exploration about the complete history of videotape game consoles. To my surprise, I realized that the veritably first press I had back when I was a sprat was not exactly the” first game press”. I had this notion that my old press was the veritably first produced, so I guess it was indeed worth the time probing about videotape game consoles.

In any case, let’s start our blast from the history as I take you back from the humble onsets of our cherished videotape game consoles.

The idea of playing games in front of the TV was considered absurd and a thing of the future. All except for one Ralph Baer who conceived one absurd idea; the capability to interact with your TV, which includes playing games on it. This was in 1951 while erecting TV sets for Loral in Bronx, New York. In 1966, he successfully developed a game called” Chase” where two blotches chased each other around the screen. He showed the idea to his new master, R&D proprietor Herbert Campman, he was given some backing and his design was taken by the company as an sanctioned one. A many times latterly, Ralph Baer successfully made the” Brown Box”, which is considered as the great forefather of all videotape game consoles

A many times latterly, Magnavox decided to invest on videotape games and made the veritably first videotape game press called the Magnavox Oddysey. It was indeed an invention as it was the first videotape game that can be connected to a TV set. It was also the first when it comes to press peripherals as you can buy a light gun that you can connect to the press when playing firing games.

In 1975, Atari came up with its own game press along with Pong, a game that would remain a popular conception until now. The press does not have any regulators however; in fact, the press looks like a regulator itself, so you could presumably say that is the forefather of all handheld TV games. also, the Atari 2600 came. Released in 1977, it would come so popular that it was the only press excursions from Magnavox to survive the first game press crash of 1977. Both companies continued to make games for their separate game consoles until the alternate game press crash of 1983. Atari and Magnavox suffered from having too numerous poorly advanced games, which explains why Nintendo came a veritably popular gaming brand in this period. It was in this time where the Nintendo Entertainment System was developed and released.

In Japan, it was called” Famicom” while in North America, it was either called” NES” or just straight” Nintendo”. This was my veritably first videotape game press and as far as I can flash back , I played tons of games with this press. Super Mario Sisters, Legend of Zelda, Contra, Megaman, and a bunch of other games filled my press rather of Barbie dolls and other girly stuff. Nintendo’s success continued until Sega rose up to challenge their game press with the Sega Mega Drive/ Genesis press. Released in Japan in 1988, the Sega press gained fashionability with the nominal videotape game character and Sega charm Sonic the Hedgehog. In fact, the only reason why I prayed my parents to get me a Sega Mega Drive was because I wanted to play Sonic the Hedgehog!

Nintendo tasted that Sega was indeed getting popular, so two times after the release of the Sega Mega Drive, Nintendo released the Super Nintendo Enterntainment System or SNES. The SNES was also popular amongst kiddies at that time. In fact, utmost of my musketeers get confused as to what press they’d want to buy for Christmas!

also in 1995, the period of 16 bit and 32 bit games were now overshadowed by the Sony Playstation. The videotape game press sported better plates, better tackle and software support, a new set of handy regulators and the Memory Card, a device that lets gamers store their saved games. It was revolutionary indeed, since it no longer uses charges, but slice drives rather. Sega and Nintendo both answered with the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64, but when it comes to the Fifth generation of videotape game consoles, the Sony Playstation is the king.

Times passed and by 1999, the PC’s were now finagled towards gaming as well. Sega released the Sega Dreamcast in 1999, but was inadequately entered and eventually discontinued in 2001 because they tried enforcing a type of slice drive called the GD- Rom. It was a move to help software pirating, but rather it led to poor deals. Nintendo Gamecube suffered the same fate when it released the Gamecube; the press only plays 8 mm slice drives and was discontinued in 2007. Sony, on the other hand, endured a huge success with the Playstation 2 while Microsoft released the Xbox in 2001.

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