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    1. 1. A Short Game History
    2. 2. Who was First? <ul><li>Tennis for Two </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oscilloscope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1958 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brookhaven National Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Space War </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PDP-1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1962 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All Blips! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Ralph H. Baer <ul><li>Television Gaming and Training Apparatus. </li></ul><ul><li>Patent #3,728,480 </li></ul><ul><li>1968 </li></ul><ul><li>First video game Console </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnavox Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1972 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsuccessful </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Pong - Atari <ul><li>Designed by Allan Alcorn </li></ul><ul><li>1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Produced and Marketed by Atari </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nolan Bushnell </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copyright infringement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnavox Won. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Vector Arcade <ul><li>Speed Freak Asteroids Tempest </li></ul><ul><li>1977 1979 1980 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Space Invaders - Sprite Age <ul><li>Space Invaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Namco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1978 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Bitmap </li></ul>
    7. 7. Puck-Man <ul><li>Renamed Pac-Man </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Namco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1980 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Color Bitmap </li></ul>
    8. 8. Atari 2600 <ul><li>1977-1992 </li></ul><ul><li>4k of Ram </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 titles created. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Commodore 64 <ul><li>The Home Computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1982 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>64k Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful little Beast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SimCity </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Reality </li></ul>
    10. 10. Nintendo Entertainment System <ul><li>1985 </li></ul><ul><li>48k Memory </li></ul><ul><li>1.79 MHz Processor </li></ul><ul><li>Color Keys </li></ul>
    11. 11. Commander Keen <ul><li>ID Software </li></ul><ul><li>1990-1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Shareware </li></ul><ul><li>Computers caught up </li></ul><ul><li>Keen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Megs </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Myst <ul><li>1993 </li></ul><ul><li>What 3D rendering could do. </li></ul><ul><li>They Cheated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stills </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. What is a Model <ul><li>A 3D Bitmap </li></ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireframe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Color Part </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rendering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxing </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Descent <ul><li>1995 </li></ul><ul><li>First Truly 3D game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Rendering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Never Popular </li></ul>
    15. 15. Consoles Catch Up <ul><li>Play station </li></ul><ul><li>1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo 64 </li></ul><ul><li>1994 </li></ul>
    16. 16. Graphics Accelerators <ul><li>Get the Graphics of Consoles on your PC </li></ul><ul><li>Requirement </li></ul>
    17. 17. The Graphics War <ul><li>The current game industry is at war. </li></ul>

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