Programming History

  • The first Game

    1940 Edward U. Condon designes a Westinghouse display at the World's Fair, a computer that plays the traditional game Nim where the player would try to pick up the match last.
  • The Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device.

    Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann create a cathode ray tube amusement device. This game challenged players to fire a toy gun at a target
  • Willy Higinbotham's Tennis Game

    Willy Higinbotham created a tennis game on an oscilloscope and analog computer for public demonstration at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1958. While game was disasembled about two years later, you could say that it was an early benefactor for the popular game pong.
  • Spacewar!

    An MIT student creates Spacewar. Steve Russell created the first computer based video game and everybody fell in love with it.
  • The Brown Box

    Ralph Baer develops his "Brown Box" console. This is a prototype for the first video game console.
  • Odyssey

    Magnavox releases Odyssey, the first home video game system based off of Ralph Baer's designs.
  • PONG

    Nolan Bushnell and Al Alcorn of Atari created an arcade game about tennis. When tested, it stopped working because it was filled with quarters.
  • Atari 2600

    Atari Creates the Atari 2600. This had high praise for a while. It is still recognized by many gamers today.
  • Space Invaders

    Taito's Space Invaders descends on Japan. Later in America, Millions of quarters are spent to play this game.
  • Donkey Kong

    Nintendo creates Donkey Kong. While you keep telling us that Mario was intriduced in this game, It is important to note that Donkey Kong was also created and has apeared in games of his own. Just saying.
  • Tetris

    Alexey Pajitnov creates a stratejic game where the player must create columns of blocks with what he is given. This game does not seem to end.
  • The Nintendo Gameboy

    Nintendo created one of the most iconic heldhold devises called the Gameboy. The world fell in love with this as Nintendo created many video games to go with the Gameboy. This is probably my favorite handheld system.
  • The ESRB Rating System

    Sometime durring 1993, video games like Mortal Kombat were claimed to be to violent (which it was). The government wanted a way to seperate games by an age groups. Ironically though, just after this was created, DOOM was launched and some argue that it more or less started the first-person shooter.
  • The Ocorina of Time

    Nintendo gave us the Ocorina of Time. This unique game gave players action with no small amount of witt necessary to complete the chalenging puzzles.This has to be my personal favorite video game.
  • Xbox 360

    One of my favorite consoles, the Xbox 360 gave gamers hours of high-def multi-player fun. (also a contributing factor of MLG)