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Video Game History '11

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A look at the history of video

A look at the history of video

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  • 1. A History of Video Games
  • 2. Interesting Facts
    Nintendo – established in 1889 as a playing card company
    Sony – started in 1947 as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Company. Made first pocket-sized battery-powered radio.
    1951 - Ralph Baer suggests adding an interactive game to TV. Management ignores the idea.
    1954 – Service Games starts making coin operated games. SErvice GAmes later becomes SEGA.
  • 3. Interesting Facts
    1958 - physicist Willy Higinbotham invents an interactive table-tennis-like game that is displayed on an oscilloscope
    1961 - Steve Russell creates Spacewar, the first interactive computer game
    1967 - Ralph Baer leads a team that creates an interactive game that can be played on a TV screen.
  • 4. Pong
    Arcade 1972
    Atari Home Version 1975
  • 5. Atari 2600 (VCS)
    Introduced in 1977
    Original Retail Price: $249
    Number of Games: nearly 1000
    Asteroids
    Centipede
  • 6. Atari 2600
    Pac-Man
    Donkey Kong
    Pitfall!
    Frogger
  • 7. Intellivision
    Introduced in 1980
    Original Retail Price: $299
    Number of Games: about 180
    Astrosmash
    Bump ‘N’ Jump
  • 8. Intellivision
    Major League Baseball
    BurgerTime
    Pac-Man
    Snafu
  • 9. Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
    Introduced in 1985
    Original Retail Price: $199
    Number of Games: about 850
    Bases Loaded
    Double Dragon
  • 10. Nintendo Entertainment System
    Excitebike
    Super Mario Bros.
    Tecmo Super Bowl
    Legend Of Zelda
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Tetris
  • 11. Sega Genesis
    Introduced in 1989
    Original Retail Price: $249
    Number of Games: about 650
    Columns
    Earthworm Jim
  • 12. Sega Genesis
    Micro Machines
    NBA Jam
    Sonic The Hedgehog
    Mortal Kombat
  • 13. Super Nintendo (SNES)
    Introduced in 1991
    Original Retail Price: $249
    Number of Games: about 780
    Donkey Kong Country
    Madden NFL ‘96
  • 14. Super Nintendo
    Uniracers
    Super Mario Kart
    WWF Royal Rumble
    Super Mario World
  • 15. Sony Playstation
    Introduced in 1994
    Original Retail Price: $299
    Number of Games: over 1500
    Crash Bandicoot
    Gran Turismo 2
  • 16. Sony Playstation
    NFL Blitz 2000
    Tomb Raider
    Tekken
    Doom
  • 17. Nintendo 64
    Introduced in 1996
    Original Retail Price: $199
    Number of Games: about 310
    Cruisin’ USA
    Mario Kart 64
  • 18. Nintendo 64
    Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time
    Super Mario 64
    GoldenEye 007
    Super Smash Brothers
  • 19. Sega Dreamcast
    Introduced in 1998
    Original Retail Price: $199
    Number of Games: about 330
    Crazy Taxi
    Soul Caliber
  • 20. Sega Dreamcast
    NFL Quarterback Club 2001
    Sonic Adventure
    Quake III Arena
    Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • 21. Sony Playstation 2 (PS2)
    Introduced in 2000
    Original Retail Price: $299
    Number of Games: over 2400
    Grand Theft Auto III
    ESPN NFL 2K5
  • 22. Sony Playstation 2 (PS2)
    Metal Gear Solid
    Virtua Fighter 4
    Final Fantasy X
    Need For Speed: Underground
  • 23. Microsoft Xbox
    Introduced: November 15, 2001
    Original Retail Price: $299
    Number of Games: over 1000
    Ghost Recon 2
    Mech Assault
  • 24. Microsoft Xbox
    WWF RAW
    Project Gotham Racing
    Halo 2
    MLB 2K5
  • 25. Nintendo Gamecube
    Introduced: November 18, 2001
    Original Retail Price: $199
    Number of Games: over 600
    Metroid Prime
    Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • 26. Nintendo Gamecube
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Resident Evil Zero
    Mario Kart: Double Dash
    Mario Party 7
  • 27. Microsoft Xbox 360
    Introduced: November 22, 2005
    Original Retail Price: $299/$399
    Number of Games: over 800
    Project Gotham Racing 3
    Halo 3
  • 28. Microsoft Xbox 360
    Red Dead Redemption
    Gears of War
    L.A. Noire
    Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2
  • 29. Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)
    Introduced: November 17, 2006
    Retail Price: $499/$599
    Number of Games: about 650
    LittleBigPlanet
    Grand Theft Auto IV
  • 30. Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)
    Call of Duty 3
    Dead Space 2
    MLB ’11: The Show
    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • 31. Nintendo Wii
    Introduced: November 19, 2006
    Retail Price: $249
    Number of Games: about 900
    Mario Party 8
    Excite Truck
  • 32. Nintendo Wii
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii
    Mario Kart Wii
    Wii Sports
  • 33. Motion Gaming…
    PlayStation Move
    Xbox Kinect
  • 34. Mario – Through the Years…
  • 35. Baseball - Through the Years…
  • 36. The Future…
    Wii U – coming in 2012
  • 37. Sources
    GameSpot – The History of Video Games
    http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/video/hov/index.html
    Business Week – A Brief History of Video Game Warfare
    http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/10/game_consoles/index.htm?chan=search

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