History of Video/Computer Games

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    History of Video games from 1950 onwards

  • Magnavox Odyssey

    The Magnavox Odyssey is the first ever home video game console.
  • Pong Game

    The first ever computer game to be invented. This is to entertain people when they’re bored.
  • 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. There is now a newer version of the Atari, called Atari 5200.
  • Sega Genesis

    It was 1989. Nintendo's NES had reigned supreme in the video game market for nearly five years, and it was time for a new system to take over the throne.
  • Sony PlayStation

    Nintendo asked Sony to develop a CD-ROM add-on called "PlayStation" for the SNES. Because Sony wanted 25% of all profits Nintendo earned from sales of this PlayStation and all PlayStation games.
  • Sony PlayStation 2

    A better version of the PlayStation. The PlayStation 2 was such a hot item after its release that it was near impossible to find one on retailer shelves, leaving those wanting a PlayStation 2 to either wait or purchase the console on-line at sites such as eBay, where the console was being sold by many people for twice and sometimes five times as much as the manufacturer's listed price.
  • Microsoft X-Box

    The Microsoft Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America, then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and later on March 14, 2002 in Europe.
  • Microsoft X-box 360

    A better version of the Microsoft X-box. The Xbox 360 is Microsoft's newest video game console, the successor to their original Xbox.
  • 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 representing two players playing, also sounding like "We".
  • Sony PlayStation 3

    The newest version of Sony PlayStations. The PlayStation 3 was released in North America on November 17, 2006. Many thieves stole PlayStations on the first week after it released.