By Katie Powell
 1977: the Atari VCS
 1985: the Nintendo (NES)
 1989: Sega Genesis
 1995: PlayStation
 2001: Xbox
 2006: Nintendo Wii
 CPU: Central Processing Unit; part of computer system that carries out
the instructions of a computer program; runs ever...
 1977 the Atari VCS
was released
 First successful
console with
interchangeable
cartridges
 128 bytes RAM
 4 KB (max) ...
 1985 Nintendo (NES)
released
 Set standards for
game design and
controller designs
 8-bit CPU console
 16K RAM
 52 c...
 Released in 1989
 Became new console
king by 1992
 Had three different
models
 Model 1 (right) 16-
bit CPU
 16 MB RO...
 Released 1995 in US
 32-bit CPU
 3D graphics
 16.7 million colors
 512 KB ROM
 Parallax scrolling
(imitation of
sim...
 Released 2001
 Built-in hard disk drive
(eliminated need for memory
cards)
 Xbox Live created online
community; better...
 Released 2006
 Motion sensor game-play
 Wireless controller,
detects movement in 3D
 WiiConnect24- users
remain conne...
 Microsoft introduces Kinect for XBox 360
 Controller-free gaming
 Webcam-style add on to Xbox 360 console
 Natural us...
 Announcement
 Kinect uses “true technology that science
fiction hasn’t even written about.” – Peter
Molyneux
 Creators of Kinect have...
 Would you consider purchasing Kinect for
Xbox?
 If not, why?
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  1. 1. By Katie Powell
  2. 2.  1977: the Atari VCS  1985: the Nintendo (NES)  1989: Sega Genesis  1995: PlayStation  2001: Xbox  2006: Nintendo Wii
  3. 3.  CPU: Central Processing Unit; part of computer system that carries out the instructions of a computer program; runs everything  RAM: Random- Access Memory  ROM: Read-Only Memory  Interchangeable cartridges: printed circuit board inside plastic case, software written on cartridge  Bit: (binary digits) amount of information that can be stored by a digital device that exists in only two distinct states (energy levels, etc.)  VDP: Video Display Processor; also called a Graphics Processing Unit; microprocessor unit that manipulates graphics and accelerates graphics like 2D and 3D  Sprite: two dimensional computer image/animation put into larger scene  SD: Secure Digital card; nonvolatile memory card for portable devices (ROM, flash drive); used in cameras and camcorders  PowerPC: high performance processors
  4. 4.  1977 the Atari VCS was released  First successful console with interchangeable cartridges  128 bytes RAM  4 KB (max) cartridges ROM  Updated Atari 2600 released in 1982, came with two joystick controllers, a pair of paddle controllers, and one cartridge game (“Combat”)
  5. 5.  1985 Nintendo (NES) released  Set standards for game design and controller designs  8-bit CPU console  16K RAM  52 colors on display palette
  6. 6.  Released in 1989  Became new console king by 1992  Had three different models  Model 1 (right) 16- bit CPU  16 MB ROM, 64KB RAM, 512 colors  Uses GPU  Known for CD-ROM format
  7. 7.  Released 1995 in US  32-bit CPU  3D graphics  16.7 million colors  512 KB ROM  Parallax scrolling (imitation of simultaneous background)  Faster, better graphics, more memory increases competition in industry
  8. 8.  Released 2001  Built-in hard disk drive (eliminated need for memory cards)  Xbox Live created online community; better game play w/ Internet/download content on console ◦ Wired ethernet  32-bit CPU  64MB RAM  Dolby Digital encoding  DVD-ROM- 3.5 inch hard drive  AV Multi Out port for composite video, component video, separate video, and SCART  2nd worst video game controller
  9. 9.  Released 2006  Motion sensor game-play  Wireless controller, detects movement in 3D  WiiConnect24- users remain connected to Internet while console on standby (send messages)  88 MB main memory  512 MB internal flash memory  SD memory card slot (external storage)  PowerPC based “Broadway” CPU  AV Multi Out port
  10. 10.  Microsoft introduces Kinect for XBox 360  Controller-free gaming  Webcam-style add on to Xbox 360 console  Natural user interface  Kinect sensor RGB camera,depth sensor, multi- array microphone  Sensor reaches up to 11ft distance  Track up to 6 people  Headset-free party chat  Video at rate of 30 Hz  Angular view of 57 degrees (horiz), 43 degrees (vert)  4 microphone capsules
  11. 11.  Announcement
  12. 12.  Kinect uses “true technology that science fiction hasn’t even written about.” – Peter Molyneux  Creators of Kinect have incorporated New Media and its technology in it  Consumers of Kinect interact with this technology  Gaming has been brought to a whole new level of intelligence and interaction
  13. 13.  Would you consider purchasing Kinect for Xbox?  If not, why?
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