Video game history

  • OXO

    In 1952 British professor A.S. Douglas created OXO. It was also known as noughts and crosses or a tic-tac-toe. This was part of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Cambridge.
  • Space war

    Space war
    In 1962 Steve Russell invented Spacewar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.This is a computer-based space combat video game for the PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1), It was a cutting-edge computer mostly found at universities. This was the first video game that could be played on multiple computer installations.
  • Atari

    In 1977 Atari released the Atari 2600. It was a home console that featured joysticks and interchangeable game cartridges that played multi-colored games. It effectively kicked off the second generation of the video game consoles
  • Video Game Crash

    Video Game Crash
    In 1983 the North American video game industry experienced a major “crash” due to a number of factors. This included a oversaturated game console market, competition from computer gaming, and a surplus of over-hyped, low-quality games. One was the infamous E.T., an Atari game based on the eponymous movie and often considered the worst game ever created.
  • Street fighter

    Street fighter
    The early- to mid-1990s saw the release of a wealth of popular games on both consoles, including new franchises such as Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat, a fighting game that depicted blood and gore on the Genesis version of the game.
  • Wii

    In 2005 Wii kicked off the modern age of high definition gaming. Though the Playstation 3 the only system at the time to play Blurays was successful in its own right, Sony, for the first time, faced stiff competition from its rivals
  • Wii U

    Wii U
    The 8th and current generation of video games began with the release of Nintendo’s Wii U in 2012. It was followed by the Playstation 4 and Xbox One in 2013. Despite featuring a touch screen remote control that allowed off-TV gaming and being able to play Wii games, the Wii U was a commercial failure—the opposite of its competition—and was discontinued in 2017.
  • Fortnite

    Fortnite got super popular in 2019. Most of it was because it was a free online game. Its cool graphics and dances attracted millions of people.
  • Animal crossing

    Animal crossing
    In 2020 animal crossing on the nintendo switch blew up. It's creativity and room for expansion left so many people wanting nintendo switches. When this was realeased switch sales piled up more and more.