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  • 1. -Introduction- History of Video Games Rahul Panchal (100638207) Shan Shan Lu (100644879) April 9, 2010
  • 2. -Table of Contents-
    • Introduction to video games…………………….. 3
    • How it all began…………………………………... 4
    • History of Video Games.………………………… 5
    • Video Games Rating…..………………………… 17
    • Benefits of Video Games……………………….. 20
    • Controversies..…………………………………… 21
    • Conclusion..………………………………………. 23
  • 3. Introduction
    • The era of video games has been in existence since the late 1950s. (1)
    • Is an electronic game involving interaction with the user interface, creating visual feedback.
  • 4. How it all began…
    • What is the first video game?
    • Where was it created?
    • Who created it?
    • Why was it created?
    William Higinbotham (2)
  • 5. History of Video Games
    • First video game (1958) created was a “Ping Pong” Tennis on an oscilloscope screen. (1)
    • At Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) (1)
    • By William Higinbotham (1)
    • To show what could be possible. ( 2)
  • 6. Tennis for Two
  • 7. History of Video Games
    • Spacewar was developed for a science open warehouse at MIT.
    1961:
  • 8. History of Video Games
    • Odyssey-complex was launched
    • First to be available for TV as a home video game (1)
    1972:
  • 9. History of Video Games
    • Nolan Bushnell produces “Pong” (1)
    • It is a simple tennis game for two from a plan- view
    1972 :
  • 10. History of Video Games
    • Space invaders
    • is released by
    • Tatio
    1978:
  • 11. History of Video Games
    • Pacman is released
    • in Japan
    • To be played a on
    • micro computer
    1980:
  • 12. History of Video Games
    • Mario is
    • released.
    1983:
  • 13. History of Video Games
    • Tetris is produced.
    1989:
  • 14. History of Video Games
    • Sonic is
    • produced
    • to compete
    • with Nintendo's
    • Mario.
    1991:
  • 15. History of Video Games
    • Wolfenstein 3D was created as a very popular first-person shooting game.
    • Goal of the game is to kill all the Nazi soldiers and get to Hitler and kill him as well
    1992:
  • 16. History of Video Games
    • Halo was introduced
    • First-person shooting game
    • Multiplayer game
    2001:
  • 17. History of Video Games Rating (3)
    • E- content suitable for all ages (Legend of Zelda, Mario)
    • T- content not suitable for children under 13 (The Sims, Guitar Hero)
    • M- content suitable for mature people over the age of 17 (Halo, Dead Space)
    • AO-content not suitable for individuals under the age of 18 (Grand Theft Auto)
  • 18.
  • 19. History of Video Games Rating (4)
    • Video Game Rating Council formed in 1993
    • Depending on the level of violence and sexual content
    • Criticisms include- lowered ratings on violent content
    • Grand Theft Auto originally M rating
  • 20. Benefits of Video Games (5)
    • Better visual-motor skills such as resistance to distraction and greater peripheral vision
    • Some games require great amount of analytical ability and attention span
    • Some games improve the players ability to problem solve as well as improving memory
  • 21. Controversy in Video Games History (6)
    • Some video games have been criticized for causing addictions and violent behavior
    • Grand Theft Auto accused of causing race based hate crimes, as well as cases of sexual assault
  • 22. Controversy in Video Game (7)
    • Columbine High School Massacre, April 20 th 1999
    • Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and 1 teacher and injured 21 other students
    • Fans of the game DOOM
  • 23. Conclusion
    • Video games have come a long way since they were first created
    • They are now faster with better graphics, sounds, control, storyline and have become a customary activity amongst kids, teens and adults
  • 24. Conclusion
    • Example : Tennis
    Then Now
  • 25. Conclusion
    • Example: First-person shooting game
    Maze War C.O.D. 2
  • 26. Bibliography
    • (1) &quot;History of Video Games Timeline.&quot; A digital dreamer . Digital Dreamer, 2010. Web. 8 Apr 2010. <http://www.adigitaldreamer.com/articles/history-of-video-games.htm>.
    • (2) &quot;Video Games – Did They Begin at Brookhaven?.&quot; Video Games . Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1981. Web. 8 Apr 2010. <http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/videogame.html#>.
    • (3) &quot;Game Ratings & Descriptor Guide.&quot; Entertainment Software Rating Board . ESRB, 2008. Web. 8 Apr 2010. <http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp>.
  • 27. Bibliography
    • (4) &quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertainment_Software_Rating_Board.&quot; Entertainment Software Rating Board . ESRB, 2008. Web. 8 Apr 2010. <http://www.esrb.org/about/index.jsp>.
    • (5) Green, Shawn C. &quot;Action video game modifies visual selective attention.&quot; Nature . nature.com, 29/05/2003. Web. 8 Apr 2010. <http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v423/n6939/full/nature01647.html>.
  • 28. Bibliography
    • (6) Console Watcher. 2006. http://www.consolewatcher.com/2006/01/grand-theft-auto-makers-sued-by-la-attorney-for-hidden-porn/ . Retrieved October 26, 2006.
    • (7) Block, Jerald J. &quot;LESSONS FROM COLUMBINE: VIRTUAL AND REAL RAGE.&quot; AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY 28.2 (2007): 1. Web. 8 Apr 2010.
  • 29. Thank you.
    • Are there any questions?