Gaming Consoles

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  • Computer Version of tic-tac-toe.

    Computer Version of tic-tac-toe.
    A.S. Douglas created Noughts and Crosses, which is considered the first graphic computer game. It is a changing moment because it is the first documented step towards gaming.
  • Tennis for 2

    Tennis for 2
    The technology consisted of an analog Donner computer linked to an oscilloscope used as display. Called Tennis For Two (and also known as Tennis Programming), the game was played by two people using hand controls.
  • MIT

    The game started with two spaceships shooting each other. The students discovered that the debugger program generated random pixels on the screen, which they liked because they looked like stars.
  • Magnavox Odyssey

    Magnavox Odyssey
    The Magnavox Odyssey is the world's first home video game console. It was first demonstrated on May 24, 1972 and released in August of that year, predating the Atari Pong home consoles by three years.
  • Atari 2600

    Atari 2600
    The Atari 2600, released in 1977, is the first successful video game console to use plug-in cartridges instead of having one or more games built in.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System

    Nintendo Entertainment System
    Following a series of arcade game successes in the early 1980s, Nintendo made plans to produce its own console hardware that had removable cartridges, a feature not included with the company's earlier Colour TV Games product.
  • Sony PlayStation 2

    Sony PlayStation 2
    The PlayStation brand's strength has led to strong third-party support for the system. Although the launch titles for the PS2 were unimpressive in 2000, the holiday season of 2001 saw the release of several best-selling and critically acclaimed games.
  • Microsoft X-Box 360

    Microsoft X-Box 360
    The Xbox 360 will compete against the upcoming generation of consoles, including the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Revolution, and was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, a week before the E3 trade show.
  • Sony PlayStation 3

    Sony PlayStation 3
    The PlayStation 3 was released in North America on November 17, 2006. During its first week of release in the United States, PlayStation 3s were being sold on eBay for more than $2300 USD.
  • Nintendo Wii

    Nintendo Wii
    The console was known by the codename of "Revolution" until April 27, 2006, when it was renamed Wii, spelled with two "i"s to imply an image of players gathering together, as well as to represent the console's controllers.