A Brief History on Video Games

A Brief History on Video Games

Since the late 70’s, video games have captivated more and more of an audience on a regular basis. From the old 80’s style arcades we have grown to a society that has literally limitless power in the set top box that fits in your entertainment stand directly beneath your TV. Video games have come a long way and certainly have even further to go than the technology that is at our fingertips today.

When video games first came into light we often had to go to a local arcade to play even the simplest games like asteroid and breakout. Controls initially consisted of a single joystick with one, maybe two, buttons that were usually used as some sort of trigger for the game. As we stepped into the late 80’s and early 90’s, we saw the release of Nintendo, which triggered a nearly worldwide obsession with video games that stretched far beyond the early days of Atari. Super Mario Brothers may very well have been the first sign as to just how far video games had come and how much further we had to go. By today’s standards, 8-bit graphics usually don’t do much for someone, but back in the day that was modern technology at its finest.

16-bit technology showed the public just how far we could take video games and their technology in a short amount of time. The release of the SNES and Sega Genesis put games like Sonic the Hedgehog on the map. 64-bit technology wasn’t far behind with the release of the Playstation and Nintendo 64, with its square design. Games like 007 and John Madden began to take the forefront of video game sales.

Today video games aren’t just about the graphics, but about the technology that a gamer or user works with to operate the game. With devices like Kinect from Microsoft, a player is able to control what happens in a game simply with the motions of their body, all in real time and graphic rendering that looks more realistic than ever. No one can successfully predict exactly what consoles will take over the next evolution of video games, but we certainly look forward to seeing what companies can do with the latest round of video game technologies.

Internet Explorer - Web Browsing Makes a Comeback
Mozilla Firefox - The Best Web Browser?

Related Posts

 

Popular Blog Posts

Administrator
11 March 2013
Web Design Blog
For most of us, Google represents the most ubiquitous and least understood internet influence in our lives. While Google touches us in so many ways, we are clueless as to the mechanics of its operatio...
Administrator
28 July 2012
Marketing Blog
When you have an informative site, or a blogging site that has come to fruition out of an obsession for a hobby or topic, you often spend money to get your site up and running, with not much gratitude...
Administrator
05 May 2013
Web Design Blog
While you certainly have a variety of choices to go with when it comes to website hosting, it’s important to remember that no two hosts are going to be the same. It’s also important to realize that yo...
Administrator
03 January 2019
Marketing Blog
Here is a breakdown of the Video:1) Starting and History of Blogging 0:002) Types of Blogs 0:503) How to Blog 1:294) Blogging and Social Media 1:545) Blogs and User Generated Content 2:196) Reasons to...
Administrator
23 August 2018
Company Blog
At Stall Destinations we strive to make the process of traveling to and from horse shows as stress-free as possible. We make it quick and easy to find horse stalls all over the United States. Simply s...
Wordpress Joomla Drupal Magento Dreameaver