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Video Game History '11

  1. 1. A History of Video Games<br />
  2. 2. Interesting Facts<br />Nintendo – established in 1889 as a playing card company<br />Sony – started in 1947 as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Company. Made first pocket-sized battery-powered radio.<br />1951 - Ralph Baer suggests adding an interactive game to TV. Management ignores the idea.<br />1954 – Service Games starts making coin operated games. SErvice GAmes later becomes SEGA.<br />
  3. 3. Interesting Facts<br />1958 - physicist Willy Higinbotham invents an interactive table-tennis-like game that is displayed on an oscilloscope<br />1961 - Steve Russell creates Spacewar, the first interactive computer game<br />1967 - Ralph Baer leads a team that creates an interactive game that can be played on a TV screen.<br />
  4. 4. Pong<br />Arcade 1972<br />Atari Home Version 1975<br />
  5. 5. Atari 2600 (VCS)<br />Introduced in 1977<br />Original Retail Price: $249<br />Number of Games: nearly 1000<br />Asteroids<br />Centipede<br />
  6. 6. Atari 2600<br />Pac-Man<br />Donkey Kong<br />Pitfall!<br />Frogger<br />
  7. 7. Intellivision<br />Introduced in 1980<br />Original Retail Price: $299<br />Number of Games: about 180<br />Astrosmash<br />Bump ‘N’ Jump<br />
  8. 8. Intellivision<br />Major League Baseball<br />BurgerTime<br />Pac-Man<br />Snafu<br />
  9. 9. Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)<br />Introduced in 1985<br />Original Retail Price: $199<br />Number of Games: about 850<br />Bases Loaded<br />Double Dragon<br />
  10. 10. Nintendo Entertainment System<br />Excitebike<br />Super Mario Bros.<br />Tecmo Super Bowl<br />Legend Of Zelda<br />Super Mario Bros. 3<br />Tetris<br />
  11. 11. Sega Genesis<br />Introduced in 1989<br />Original Retail Price: $249<br />Number of Games: about 650<br />Columns<br />Earthworm Jim<br />
  12. 12. Sega Genesis<br />Micro Machines<br />NBA Jam<br />Sonic The Hedgehog<br />Mortal Kombat<br />
  13. 13. Super Nintendo (SNES)<br />Introduced in 1991<br />Original Retail Price: $249<br />Number of Games: about 780<br />Donkey Kong Country<br />Madden NFL ‘96<br />
  14. 14. Super Nintendo<br />Uniracers<br />Super Mario Kart<br />WWF Royal Rumble<br />Super Mario World<br />
  15. 15. Sony Playstation<br />Introduced in 1994<br />Original Retail Price: $299<br />Number of Games: over 1500<br />Crash Bandicoot<br />Gran Turismo 2<br />
  16. 16. Sony Playstation<br />NFL Blitz 2000<br />Tomb Raider<br />Tekken<br />Doom<br />
  17. 17. Nintendo 64<br />Introduced in 1996<br />Original Retail Price: $199<br />Number of Games: about 310<br />Cruisin’ USA<br />Mario Kart 64<br />
  18. 18. Nintendo 64<br />Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time<br />Super Mario 64<br />GoldenEye 007<br />Super Smash Brothers<br />
  19. 19. Sega Dreamcast<br />Introduced in 1998<br />Original Retail Price: $199<br />Number of Games: about 330<br />Crazy Taxi<br />Soul Caliber<br />
  20. 20. Sega Dreamcast<br />NFL Quarterback Club 2001<br />Sonic Adventure<br />Quake III Arena<br />Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six<br />
  21. 21. Sony Playstation 2 (PS2)<br />Introduced in 2000<br />Original Retail Price: $299<br />Number of Games: over 2400<br />Grand Theft Auto III<br />ESPN NFL 2K5<br />
  22. 22. Sony Playstation 2 (PS2)<br />Metal Gear Solid<br />Virtua Fighter 4<br />Final Fantasy X<br />Need For Speed: Underground<br />
  23. 23. Microsoft Xbox<br />Introduced: November 15, 2001<br />Original Retail Price: $299<br />Number of Games: over 1000<br />Ghost Recon 2<br />Mech Assault<br />
  24. 24. Microsoft Xbox<br />WWF RAW<br />Project Gotham Racing<br />Halo 2<br />MLB 2K5<br />
  25. 25. Nintendo Gamecube<br />Introduced: November 18, 2001<br />Original Retail Price: $199<br />Number of Games: over 600<br />Metroid Prime<br />Super Smash Bros. Melee<br />
  26. 26. Nintendo Gamecube<br />Super Mario Sunshine<br />Resident Evil Zero<br />Mario Kart: Double Dash<br />Mario Party 7<br />
  27. 27. Microsoft Xbox 360<br />Introduced: November 22, 2005<br />Original Retail Price: $299/$399<br />Number of Games: over 800<br />Project Gotham Racing 3<br />Halo 3<br />
  28. 28. Microsoft Xbox 360<br />Red Dead Redemption<br />Gears of War<br />L.A. Noire<br />Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2<br />
  29. 29. Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)<br />Introduced: November 17, 2006<br />Retail Price: $499/$599<br />Number of Games: about 650<br />LittleBigPlanet<br />Grand Theft Auto IV<br />
  30. 30. Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)<br />Call of Duty 3<br />Dead Space 2<br />MLB ’11: The Show<br />Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion<br />
  31. 31. Nintendo Wii<br />Introduced: November 19, 2006<br />Retail Price: $249<br />Number of Games: about 900<br />Mario Party 8<br />Excite Truck<br />
  32. 32. Nintendo Wii<br />Donkey Kong Country Returns<br />New Super Mario Bros. Wii<br />Mario Kart Wii<br />Wii Sports<br />
  33. 33. Motion Gaming…<br />PlayStation Move<br />Xbox Kinect<br />
  34. 34. Mario – Through the Years…<br />
  35. 35. Baseball - Through the Years…<br />
  36. 36. The Future…<br />Wii U – coming in 2012<br />
  37. 37. Sources<br />GameSpot – The History of Video Games<br /><br />Business Week – A Brief History of Video Game Warfare<br /><br />