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  • 1. The History of Video Games Chih-Mei Ho Marianne Lamorena March 31, 2010
  • 2. Contents
    • The Early Years
    • 1970s
    • 1980s
    • 1990s
    • 2000s
  • 3. The Early Years
    • Tennis for Two
    • Year: 1958
    • Author: William Higinbotham
    • First graphical display
    • Game uses an oscilloscope
    1
  • 4. 1970s
    • Pong
    • Year: 1972
    • Earliest arcade video games
    • Two-dimensional graphics
    • First commercially successful video game
    2 , 3
  • 5. 1970s
    • Space Invaders
    • Year: 1978
    • Earliest shooting games
    • Two-dimensional graphics
    • Most popular arcade games ever made
    4
  • 6. 1970s
    • MazeWar
    • One of the earliest first-person shooters
    5
  • 7. 1980s
    • Pac-Man
    • Year:1980
    • Most famous arcade game
    6
  • 8. 1980s
    • Donkey Kong
    • Year: 1981
    • Released by Nintendo
    • Early platform game
    7, 8
  • 9. 1980s
    • Pole Position
    • Year: 1982
    • Released by Namco
    • One of the most popular racing games use sprite based
    • True 3D graphics feel
    9
  • 10. 1980s
    • NARC
    • Year: 1988
    • Designed: Eugene Jarvis
    • First ultra-violent video game
    • Written for 32-bit processor
    10
  • 11. 1990s
    • Wolfenstein 3D
    • Year: 1992
    • First-person shooter
    11
  • 12. 1990s
    • Doom
    • Year:1993
    • Networked multiplayer gaming
    • True three-dimension feel
    12
  • 13. 1990s
    • Half-life
    • Year:1998
    • First-person shooter
    • PlayStation 2
    13
  • 14. 2000s
    • The Sims
    • Best-selling PC game
    14
  • 15. 2000s
    • Halo 3
    • Developed Xbox 360
    15
  • 16. 2000s
    • Sky Siege
    • Augmented reality game for iPhone
    16
  • 17. Summary and Conclusion
  • 18. References
    • Photo bibliography
    • Virgin . 2009. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.virginmedia.com/images/Tennis_for_Two-tennis-431.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.virginmedia.com/games/inpictures/top-tennis-video-games.php%3Fssid%3D10&usg=__A-8N15l_EYhsuHbBFsApWFMScL0=&h=300&w=431&sz=22&hl=en&start=4&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=o1STxUYmJBRToM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtennis%2Bfor%2Btwo%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADRA_enCA341CA342%26tbs%3Disch:1>.
    • Photograph. Wikipedia . 25 Mar. 2010. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong>.
    • Photograph. Wikipedia . 25 Mar. 2010. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong>.
    • Photograph. Who’s up for a Bit of Nostalgia? Johann, 27 Nov. 2009. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://ilearn.amorphous.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/spaceinvaders1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://ilearn.amorphous.net/cool/who%25E2%2580%2599s-up-for-a-bit-of-nostalgia/&usg=__AJggXBSaYcnRKSuxFhzX9bsWZWQ=&h=411&w=501&sz=38&hl=en&start=7&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=yNsuem0TuQEzsM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dspace%2Binvaders%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADRA_enCA341CA342%26tbs%3Disch:1>.
    • Players wander around a maze, being capable of moving backward or forwards, and turning right or left, and peeking through doorways. Other players are seen as eyeballs. When a player sees another player, they can shoot them. Players gain points for shooting other players
    • Photograph. Pocketberry . The Pocketberry Team, Aug. 2009. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.pocketberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/pacman.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.pocketberry.com/2009/08/28/pacman-for-blackberry-ota-download/&usg=__jCIXKPlvmwnEQ31QH-J0ujAGsIw=&h=480&w=640&sz=10&hl=en&start=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=N4SUkZ8OTq9ztM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3DPacman%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADRA_enCA341CA342%26tbs%3Disch:1>.
    • Donkey Kong . Photograph. Www.yahooimage.com . Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://www.filebuzz.com/software_screenshot/full/donkey_kong-48374.jpg>.
  • 19. References
    • Donkey Kong . Photograph. Www.yahooimage.com . Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://gamersofperu.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/donkey-kong-arcade.jpeg>.
    • Photograph. Chronology of the Histroy of Video Games . Ted Stahl, 21 Mar. 2010. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.thocp.net/software/games/pictures/pole_position_large.png&imgrefurl=http://www.thocp.net/software/games/golden_age.htm&usg=__lEoZRFHAhRE4F00vUEUjK84twow=&h=480&w=640&sz=34&hl=en&start=11&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=xtue8sZLLICz4M:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpole%2Bposition%2Bgame%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADRA_enCA341CA342%26tbs%3Disch:1>.
    • Photograph. Maze War . 28 Jan. 2007. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.lauppert.ws/screen1/maze-war.png&imgrefurl=http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/maze_war.htm&usg=__DgvpuSoqJh0nzlC0AYuF1r59irQ=&h=620&w=395&sz=3&hl=en&start=4&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=0_8fuwqee8u8EM:&tbnh=136&tbnw=87&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMazeWar%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26rlz%3D1T4ADRA_enCA341CA342%26tbs%3Disch:1>.
    • Photograph. DigiBarn Computer Museum . Jost Held, 7 Nov. 2004. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.digibarn.com/collections/games/xerox-maze-war/maze-war.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.digibarn.com/collections/games/xerox-maze-war/index.html&usg=__yAAeSSiwTW2kemSiybwapPbWIP4=&h=1462&w=1000&sz=119&hl=en&start=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=x0uDgFYDzEPfiM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=103&prev=/images%3Fq%3DMaze%2BWar%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADRA_enCA341CA342%26tbs%3Disch:1>.
    • Photograph. UVa-New Media-Spring 2009 . Brett Castrodale, 20 Apr. 2009. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/69/Wolf3d_pc.png&imgrefurl=http://sites.google.com/site/uvanewmediaspring2009/Home/doom&h=400&w=640&sz=19&tbnid=9zXHSrrZCoOBJM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3DWolfenstein%2B3D&usg=__-B6K4bcyxsdT20ZaXa8ymOtXzhw=&ei=1G-tS7bRFIH78Abm95HVDw&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=4&ct=image&ved=0CBcQ9QEwAw
  • 20. References
    • Photograph. MixCraft . Vivek Gite. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/doom.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/doom-4.html&usg=__L6-9ZVE1fiBJWAMWyCSx0moSzKk=&h=468&w=350&sz=111&hl=en&start=7&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=fKRQMWBe-J-1VM:&tbnh=128&tbnw=96&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDoom%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADRA_enCA341CA342%26tbs%3Disch:1>.
    • Half Life . Photograph. Www.google.com . Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://defaultprime.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/halflife2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://defaultprime.com/2009/03/10/motivational-picture-of-the-day-half-life-2-over-halo/&usg=__-k070Ta_WlwQXZxyx9qjCCzZskg=&h=750&w=600&sz=79&hl=en&start=2&sig2=l2xogu3Fad8DYgJnnAUGdA&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=aE2pyQvuQi2JRM:&tbnh=141&tbnw=113&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dhalf%2Blife%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=6imtS47xHcL48AaavpHcCw>.
    • Photograph. Bit MOB . Rob Savillo, 18 Aug. 2009. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.thesims.eagames.nl/images/pages/screenshots/566-The%2520Sims1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://bitmob.com/index.php/mobfeed/of-video-games-and-board-games.html&h=600&w=800&sz=404&tbnid=bwDJ0cGPZ-YBuM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2Bsims&usg=__EIC2-OmOgBu3TLQn0S8-S7xw3QI=&ei=sHKtS4XeLIK78gbQ54HdCw&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=5&ct=image
  • 21. References
    • Photograph. Bungie . Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://www.bungie.net/projects/halo3/asset_popup_viewer.aspx?at=60&cc=21&item=1>.
    • Sky Siege . Simbiotics, 18 Jan. 2010. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sky-siege/id349892759?mt=8>.
    • Video Link
    • Tennis for Two . Indavideo. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://www.indavideo.hu/video/Tennis_for_Two_in_action/>.
    • Learn4good . Web. 26 Mar. 2010. <http://www.learn4good.com/games/action/invaders.htm>.
    • Sky Siege Game . Simfan3D, 24 Jan. 2010. Web. 30 Mar. 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWsqKDhGVo0>.
    • References
    • &quot;History of Video Game.&quot; Wikipedia. Web. 30 Mar. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_games>.
    • The History of Video Game . Leonard Herman, Jer Horwitz, Steve Kent, and Skyler Miller. Web. 30 Mar. 2010. <http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/video/hov/>.
    • Chronology of the History of Video Games . Ted Stahl, 14 Feb. 2005. Web. 30 Mar. 2010. <http://www.thocp.net/software/games/early_years.htm#1958>.
    • The First Video Game? Brookhaven History. Web. 30 Mar. 2010. <http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/history/higinbotham.asp>.
    • Space Invaders . Biant Bomb. Web. 30 Mar. 2010. <http://www.giantbomb.com/space-invaders/61-5099/>.
  • 22.
    • Thank you!!
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