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History of VideoGames - Harsha Mohite

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  • Nintendo Was Formed

    Nintendo Was Formed
    Nintendo when it first formed did not know it but they would have a huge impact on the video game industry. Some of the video game consoles and technology we have today would not have been possible without Nintendo.
  • First VideoGame Created - Tennis for Two

    First VideoGame Created - Tennis for Two
    The first ever Video Game created was Tennis for Two, made at Brookhaven National Laboratory. People waited in line to play this game. People were appealed to this game because VideoGames were a new concept then. This was the first ever VideoGame ever made and so people wanted a chance to use it and try it out for themselves. This started the era of videogames.
  • First Home VideoGame Console

    First Home VideoGame Console
    The idea of videogames originated with the government when the military wanted a device that would develop the reflexes of military soldiers.
    Ralph Baer addressed this issue by creating the concept of a "television gaming apparatus." This device included a chase and tennis game which could be attached to a normal television. When Ralp Baer presented his device to Magnavox, Magnavox released it as the Oddyssey Video Game Console.
  • First First-Person Shooter Game

    First First-Person Shooter Game
    The two earliest first person shooter games were Maze War and Spasim. Maze War featured on-foot gameplay which provoked the development of First-Person Shooter games. Spasim was a rudimentary Space Flight Simulator which offered a first-person view.
  • Mario Franchise Introduced

    Mario Franchise Introduced
    The Mario Franchise is currently the #1 Franchise in the world. It has sold millions of games, accessories, and it even had its own TV show. Mario has a long and detailed history of how it came to be. Mario was created by Shigeru Miyamoto. He originally called Mario Jumpman but at that time, "Jumpman really couldn't jump." Shigeru Miyamoto presented his idea to Nintendo and is now the official Nintendo mascot.
  • NES Hit Stores

    NES Hit Stores
    The NES was an instant hit. In the next two years, it almost single-handedly revitalized the videogame industry. Selling over 60 million units, people brought games like Mario and Zelda to their homes for the very first time.
  • GameBoy Released

    GameBoy Released
    The GameBoy was a portable gaming device which offered tons of games and features. The GameBoy did so well because it was fully portable so it could be taken on long trips and shopping trips and other events which kids find boring. This also was a crucial part in handheld gaming.
  • X-Box is Released

    X-Box is Released
    The X-Box was released on this date and later on it would become a hit console. The X-Box sold well but the X-Box 360, the updated version of the X-Box, really sold well. Especially with the recent release of the Kinect, the X-Box 360 Consoles were flying off the shelves.
  • Release of the Nintendo Wii

    Release of the Nintendo Wii
    This is the day the Nintendo Wii was released to the world. The Nintendo Wii revolutionized interaction with playable characters and objects on your TV screen. The Nintendo Wii was the first console to include a built-in gyroscope and wireless remote sensing for videogames. It became one of the best-selling video game consoles in the world. The remote also included a vibration feature for optimal console interaction.
  • Release of the Nintendo 3DS

    Release of the Nintendo 3DS
    The Nintendo 3DS was the latest DS handheld system and is the first ever device to let you see generated 3D images without special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS included a gyroscope, full 3D games and features, plus backwards compatibility with previous games in the DS lineup. The 3DS also took a major price drop from $269.99 to $169.99 which makes it very affordable.