VIDEO GAME TIMELINE By Chloe whiteCreative media production Emma Maugham
BROWN BOX 1967The very first video game console that was created along side a TV was made by a Germanborn television engineer Ralph Baer and his co workers. They ended up drawing upschematics for what Baer called ‘’chase game’’. Baer and his colleges built a vacuum-tubecircuit that connected to a television and it allowed players to control two squares chasingeach other all around the screen. The team eventually decided to add a light gun that developsa total of 12 games and this ended up known as the ‘Brown Box’’.
ODYSSEY 1972After the success of Baer’s brown box the team that created it produced a prototype toMagnavox, the company began to produce the Magnavox odyssey, and the firstcommercial video-game console. The system is marketed in Magnavox TV begging in1972 and it uses 6 cartridges to play up to 12 games which feature dots and lines of thescreen. The only downside of the production is the odysseys novelty, because man y tvdealers failed to see its potential.
INTELLIVISION 1980The creator of Intellivision was called Mattel, his first challenge was a war between Atari andMattel at the early start of early 80’s.The Intellivision features slightly better graphics theAtari 2600, the product also was the first synthesized video game with voices. Both of theconsoles attracted third-party game developers like coleco and Activison.
NEO-GEO 1990In 19990 SNK’S 24 bit neo geo marks a home system that is years ahead of its competitorsso critics say. With its huge, detailed 2-D graphics, the neo-geo’s appeal is its arcade qualityfor the use in a home system. Its price level (about $650 for a newsytem at launch, and thegames are around $200) it keeps it from achieving high in the popularity charts.
PLAYSTATION 1995The launch of Sony’s PlayStation marks the arrival of one of the popular console of the 32-bit era of video games. For the first time this game station was in 2-D. With Cd- romtechnology, the price of the PlayStation games drops dramatically from those of cartidge-based games. Popular games include: Resident Evil, Gran Turismo, Tekken, CrashNamdicoo, Metal gear solid and Electronic.
PLAYSTATION 2 2000Sony decides to release the second version of the original PlayStation calling itPlayStation 2. The new model features the ability to play older 32-bit PlayStationGames On the ps2. It also features the function of a dvd player. The ps2 becomesthe most popular console of the 128-era. The ps2 also marked the rise of popularof console games and along side with high speed internet connections.
GAME BOY ADVANCE 2002The next step in Game Boys evolution is the Game boy Advance. It was a backwards-compatible portable system that played games from both Game Boy and the Game boy colorportable consuls. The LCD screen can display more than over 32,000 colors and also theupdated Game boy features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and folding case.
NINTENDO DS 2004After the last release from Nintendo the company releases the Nintendo DS as a attemptto integrate more functions into the companys hand held gaming consoles. The new dsfeatures two different screens that you can use multiplayer for, also a wider screen for biggames. It also includes a touch screen panel.
PLAY STATION PORTABLE 2005Sony decides to challenge the Gameboys dominance of the handheld market and decides tochange it and releases the PlayStation Portable in early 2005. Also like its contender theNintendo DS, the PSP features wireless connection and high quality graphics and non gamingfunctions also like photo storage and also digital audio/video.
PLAYSTATION 3 2006With the extra capacity which has been extended from 320gb and 160gb gamers are able toenjoy more and more entertainment which includes games, music, photos, and video onthe new PS3. It is completely a new design it is slimmer and it uses more content to letgamers enjoy more time playing their favorite games.
NINTENDO WII 2006The Nintendo Wii is a game that customers can litrallery be involved in the game theycontrol what happens with the Wii remote. They can play games liketennis, Basketball, Football, and Golf. In 2006, The Nintendo Wii features wirelessmotion-sensitive remote controllers, built-in Wi-Fi capability.
PLAYSTATION VITA 2012The PlayStation vita is manufactured and marketed and by Sony ComputerEntertainment. It has the capacity of 3G and also it has Wireless Connection. For themodel you can buy a 4 GB memory card which helps gamers save more pictures andvideos. The game console has a 5 inch screen (130mm), Multi captaincy touchscreenand supports Bluetooth.