History	  of	  Gaming	      James	  Batcheler	  
What	  are	  Computer	  Pla:orms?	  •  Computer	  Pla:orms	  are	  computers	  /	  consoles	     that	  weren’t	  just	  b...
The	  1960s	  •  The	  first	  game	  to	  be	  released	  on	  a	  computer	  was	  in	  1961	  when	  a	  group	  of	    ...
The	  1970s	  •  The	  1970s	  saw	  the	  start	  of	  Video	  Arcade	  games.	  •  A	  Coin-­‐operated	  Arcade	  Game	 ...
The	  1980s	  •  The	  80s	  saw	  the	  beginning	  of	  the	  Personal	  Computer	  (PC)	     which	  would	  become	  o...
The	  1990s	  •  The	  1990s	  saw	  the	  start	  of	  purpose-­‐built	  game	  consoles	  such	                      as	...
Sixth	  GeneraNon	  of	  Game	  Consoles	  •  The	  start	  of	  the	  21st	  century	  saw	  the	  start	  of	  developme...
Seventh	  generaNon	  of	  Game	  Consoles	  •  Aier	  the	  Xbox	  came	  the	  Xbox	  360,	  which	  was	  released	  by...
Eighth	  generaNon	  of	  game	  consoles	  •  The	  eighth	  generaNon	  of	  Game	  consoles	  began	  in	  the	  2010s....
Handheld	  Consoles	  •  Handheld	  games	  were	  first	  introduced	  in	  the	  1970s.	  •  The	  first	  handheld	  cons...
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  1. 1. History  of  Gaming   James  Batcheler  
  2. 2. What  are  Computer  Pla:orms?  •  Computer  Pla:orms  are  computers  /  consoles   that  weren’t  just  built  for  gaming.  •  An  example  of  a  Computer  Pla:orm  would  be   a  PC,  which  is  used  for  other  things  such  as   Gaming.  
  3. 3. The  1960s  •  The  first  game  to  be  released  on  a  computer  was  in  1961  when  a  group  of   students  programmed  a  game  called  ‘Spacewar’.At  the  Nme  it  was   released  on  a  new  computer  called  the  DEC  PDP-­‐1.  •  In  1967,  Bill  Harrison  created  the  first  Video  Game  to              be  played  on  a  TV  Screen.    •  In  1968  the  first  Video  Game  Console  Prototype  was              completed  to  allow  several  games  to  be  played  on  the  same  console  such              as  Table  Tennis  and  Target  ShooNng.  •  A  clip  of  Spacewar  in  acNon  can  be  seen                here  hWp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1V7jBACLQE      
  4. 4. The  1970s  •  The  1970s  saw  the  start  of  Video  Arcade  games.  •  A  Coin-­‐operated  Arcade  Game  of  ‘Spacewar’  was  created,  it  was  called   ‘Computer  Space’.  •  In  1972  the  game  ‘Pong’  was  created  –  it  would  become  on  of  the  most   famous  Video  games  in  the  World.  •  Other  Arcade  games  were  created  in  the  1970s,  such  as  the  Atari  Night   Driver,  which  was  created  in  1976.    
  5. 5. The  1980s  •  The  80s  saw  the  beginning  of  the  Personal  Computer  (PC)   which  would  become  one  of  the  first  Computer  Gaming   pla:orms.  •  It  also  saw  the  start  of  many  famous  Video  Games,  such  as   Pac-­‐Man.  •  A  clip  of  the  Video  Game  Pac-­‐Man  can  be  seen  here   hWp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswzriFIf_k    
  6. 6. The  1990s  •  The  1990s  saw  the  start  of  purpose-­‐built  game  consoles  such   as  the  Nintendo  64  and  PlaystaNon.  •  It  also  saw  the  start  of  many  more            famous  video  games  such  as  Mario            Kart  and  Gran  Turismo.  •  The  Nintendo  64  was  released  in  1996  and  was  part  of  the   Fourth  GeneraNon  of  Video  Games.    
  7. 7. Sixth  GeneraNon  of  Game  Consoles  •  The  start  of  the  21st  century  saw  the  start  of  development  of  the   sixth  generaNon  console.  •  In  2002,  Microsoi  released  their  first  console  –  the  Xbox.  Xbox  Live   was  launched  in  the  same  year,  which  saw  people  playing  games   online.  •  Sony  launched  their  second  console  –  the  PlaystaNon  2,  which  was   a  predecessor  of  the  PlaystaNon.  The  PlaystaNon              2  was  released  in  2000.  
  8. 8. Seventh  generaNon  of  Game  Consoles  •  Aier  the  Xbox  came  the  Xbox  360,  which  was  released  by  Microsoi   in  2005  and  it  was  part  of  the  Seventh  generaNon  of  game   consoles.  •  Released  in  2006  was  the  Nintendo  Wii,  unlike  the  other  game   consoles,  the  Wii  detects  movements  –  which  means  that  a   controller  was  not  needed,  only  the  movement  of  the  player.  
  9. 9. Eighth  generaNon  of  game  consoles  •  The  eighth  generaNon  of  Game  consoles  began  in  the  2010s.   The  first  console  of  the  eighth  generaNon  to  be  released  was   the  Nintendo  3DS,  which  was  released  in  2011.  •  Released  in  2012  was  the  PlaystaNon  Vita.  •  Both  the  Nintendo  3DS  and  the  PlaystaNon            Vita  are  handheld  consoles.  
  10. 10. Handheld  Consoles  •  Handheld  games  were  first  introduced  in  the  1970s.  •  The  first  handheld  console  was  the  Microvision,  which  was   released  in  1979.  •  Nintendo  released  their  first  handheld  console  –              the  Game  Boy,  released  in  1989.  •  Since  then,  the  Game  Boy  has  become  a            series  of  different  consoles,  developing  more            in  recent  years.    

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