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Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
Week One - Introduction
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History of consoles and module introduction

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  • 1. Computer Game Platforms & Technologies
    Week 1
    Introduction to Computer Games
  • 2. The Module
    12 Week Module
    Theory & Practical Based
    Two Assignments
    One Presentation
    One Demonstration
    Key background for understanding the Games Industry
  • 3. Computer Games
    What are Video Games?
    Entertainment?
    Educational?
    Practical?
    Not always mass market
  • 4. History of Games
    The origin of video games lies in early cathode ray tube-based missile defense systems in the late 1940s. These programs were later adapted into other simple games during the 1950s. By the late 1950s and through the 1960s, more computer games were developed (mostly on mainframe computers), gradually increasing in sophistication and complexity.[n 1] Following this period, video games diverged into different platforms: arcade, mainframe, console, personal computer and later handheld games.
    Text obtained from Wikipedia -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_games
  • 5. ???
    When was the first console ever made?
    How many generations of consoles are there?
  • 6. History
    The first commercially viable video game was Computer Space in 1971
    First generation consoles (1972–1976)
    Second generation consoles (1977–1984)
    Third generation consoles (1985–1989)
    Fourth generation consoles (1990–1994)
    Fifth generation consoles (1995–2000)
    Sixth generation consoles (since 2001)
    Seventh generation consoles (since 2005)
  • 7. So it begins...
    Missile Defence, Draughts, Tic-tac-toe
    Cathode Ray Tube
    Oscilloscope
    Analogue Computers
    Mainframes
  • 8. First Generation (1972–1976)
    The first home 'console' system was developed by Ralph Baer
    Magnavox Odyssey
    The Odyssey used cartridges that mainly consisted of jumpers
    Odyssey system achieved sales of 2 million units.
    Mainframe games were being developed
  • 9. Second Generation (1977–1984)
    Video Computer System (VCS) - Renamed Atari 2600
    1979 saw the creation of Activision, comprising of disgruntled Atari programmers. First third party game developer – look where they are now!
  • 10. Third Generation (1985–1989)
    8 Bit
    Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
    Sega Master System
  • 11. Golden Age of Gaming
    Pac man (1980)
    Defender (1980)
    Mario Bros. (1983)
    Elite (1984)
    Metal Gear (1987)
    Street Fighter (1987)
    MegamiTensei (1987)
  • 12. Fourth generation consoles (1990–1994)
    16 Bit
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    Sega Mega drive
  • 13. Fifth generation consoles (1995–2000)
    32/64 bit
    Jaguar
    Sega Saturn
    Sony Playstation
    Nintendo N64
  • 14. Sixth generation consoles (since 2001)
    Xbox
    Playstation 2
    GameCube
    Dreamcast
  • 15. Seventh generation consoles (since 2005)
    Wii
    Xbox 360
    PS3
  • 16. What Next?

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