Video Games from the Past Pong – First major game in arcades Pong made the first consoles popular when they became available at home Before home consoles people had to go to the arcade at certain times. They had to pay for each game So people were restricted as to when, where and how they consumed in terms of video games
Early consoles Magnavox oddysey Odyssey 100 Odyssey 200 They used cartridges and were available to play at home This meant that audiences could consume games pretty much whenever they wanted to Mega drive gave a better home gaming experience with more advanced games
90’s consoles Sony Playstation Nintendo N64 Where part of the 5th generation of game consoles The first consoles to make gaming very popular The Playstation used CDs to store game data. Had 3D environments within the game
6th Gen consoles Sony Playstion 2 Microsoft Xbox –HALO Nintendo Gamecube
Current + future Current 7th Gen consoles such as Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii are the most advanced. All three have motion sensor capabilities and are still developing new features What will come in the future? Will gaming take on a new meaning in terms of how games are played? And what other technologies will be combined with video games to further enhance the world’s experience of this activity?
Motion Capturing is becoming more and more popular, with the Wii, Kinect and PlaystationMove; its market is set to grow. The Geeks are working on a way of incorporating smells into videogames; such as burnt gunpowder and freshly cut grass. They have a prototype. Virtual Reality? Hologramatic?