The History Of Video Games

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The History Of Video Games

  1. 1. History Of Computer Games<br />By: Justin Francois<br />Jermaine Ramsay<br />
  2. 2. Table Of Contents<br />3 – The Early Years<br />7 – The Golden Age<br />8 – The Modern Age<br />13 – Games Of Today<br />21 – Conclusion<br />22 – Thank You!<br />23 – References<br />
  3. 3. The Early Years<br />In 1952, A.S. Douglas writes a version of Tic-Tac Toe for the EDSAC.<br /> [1]<br />
  4. 4. In 1958, William Higinbotham creates a basic form of electronic tennis.<br /> [2]<br />The Early Years<br />
  5. 5. In 1962, Steve Russell creates Spacewar!<br /> [3] <br />The Early Years<br />
  6. 6. In 1970, Magnavox signs a deal with Ralph Baer to develop the Odyssey. Nolan Bushnell begins to develop Computer Space, which is a free-standing version of Spacewar! That people would pay to play.<br /> [4]<br />The Early Years<br />
  7. 7. The Golden Age<br />In 1971, Nolan completed his project and sold his free-standing version of Spacewar!<br /> [5]<br />
  8. 8. The Modern Age<br />In 1980, Namco introduces Pac-Man to the arcades.<br /> [6]<br />
  9. 9. In 1982, Sega creates the 3D isometric shooter Zaxxon and inflicts it upon the gaming public. <br /> [7]<br />The Modern Age<br />
  10. 10. [7]<br />In 1989, Maxis brings Will Wright's vision of simple simulation strategy to the people in the form of SimCity. <br />The Modern Age<br />
  11. 11. Toward the end of 1993, Cyan releases one of the most popular video games of all time – Myst.<br /> [9]<br />The Modern Age<br />
  12. 12. In February of 2000 Maxis releases what is to be the best selling computer game to date. The Sims takes the throne from Myst as it sells more than 16 million copies and is translated into over 17 languages. <br /> [10]<br />The Modern Age<br />
  13. 13. Games Of Today<br />Today we have many different games that are categorized in genres.<br />The main genres include: Fighting<br />Then – Heavy Weight Champ 1976<br />Now – Mortal Combat 2011<br /> [11/12]<br />
  14. 14. Shooter<br />Then – Outlaw 1979<br />Now – Black Ops 2010<br /> [13/14]<br />Games Of Today<br />
  15. 15. Adventure<br />Then – Adventure 1979<br />Now – Journey 2010<br /> [15/16]<br />Games Of Today<br />
  16. 16. Action-Adventure<br />Then – Legend Of Zelda 1986<br />Now – Dead Space 2 2010<br />[17/16]<br />Games Of Today<br />
  17. 17. Role Playing<br />Then - Dungeon Master 1987<br />Now – Valkyria Chronicles 2 2011 [17/16]<br />Games Of Today<br />
  18. 18. Strategy<br />Then – Stonkers 1983<br />Now – Shogun 2: Total War 2011<br /> [21/16]<br />Games Of Today<br />
  19. 19. Vehicle Simulation<br />Then – Night Driver 1976<br />Now – Gran Turismo 5 2011<br /> [13/16]<br />Games Of Today<br />
  20. 20. Sports<br />Then – Tennis For Two 1958<br />Now – EA Sports MMA 2011<br /> [2/16]<br />Games Of Today<br />
  21. 21. Conclusion<br />In Conclusion, video games have changed over the years. From a simple game of bouncing a ball from side to side on a black and white screen to being able to see the sweat coming from your characters face. <br />
  22. 22. Thank You!Are There Any Questions?<br />
  23. 23. References<br />1 - http://serious.gameclassification.com/EN/games/14983-Oxo/index.html<br />2 - http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2005/10/gaming-evolution.ars/2<br />3 - http://itscoolweb.blogspot.com/2008/10/important-moments-of-20th-century.html<br />4 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Space<br />5 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Space<br />6 - http://www.virginmedia.com/games/inpictures/gaming-through-the-decades-the-80s.php<br />7 – http://cyberpingui.free.fr/80s.htm<br />8 – http://san-diego.siggraph.org/sigkids/Influences.html<br />9 – http://www.colleendavidson.com/blog/2011/03/remembering-myst/<br />10 - http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/videogames/detail-page/SimsTripleExpan1-6.jpg<br />11 - http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8099<br />
  24. 24. References<br />12 - http://www.filez.st/file.php?id=MzQyMzg4<br />13 - http://www.videogamecritic.net/2600mo.htm<br />14 - http://game.wakesidevision.com/2010/11/call-of-duty-black-ops-review/<br />15 - http://www.videogamecritic.net/2600aa.htm<br />16 - http://www.gamespot.com/<br />17 -http://www.gametrailers.com/users/RetroChris15/gamepad/?action=viewreview&id=79491<br />18 -http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2006/11/dungeon_master_gets_some_muchw_1.php<br />19 - http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=154789<br />

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