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Interesting Facts About Video Games


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Interesting Facts About Video Games

  1. 1. FACTS ABOUT NINTENDO’S MARIO SERIES  Mario was created by the Nintendo’s Japanese video game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto and is the best selling video game franchise of all time.  The character (Mario) first debuted as “Jumpman” in the arcade game Donkey Kong on July 9, 1981  Mario in this game is a carpenter who has a pet ape named Donkey Kong, who later escapes and kidnaps Jumpman’s girlfriend
  2. 2. THE FIRST COIN OPERATED VIDEO GAMES  Arcade games or coin operated video games are usually installed in public business premises, such as restaurants, bars, and particularly amusement arcades.  The first coin operated pinball machines emerged in 1930’s however the golden era for coin operated video games started in the late 1970s to the mid-1990s.
  3. 3. THE SONY PLAYSTATION  The Sony PlayStation was originally brought as a CD add-on to the Super Nintendo (a partnership between Nintendo and Sony).  But Sony later decided to develop the PlayStation as a complete gaming console of its own after it started facing problems with licensing.  The original PlayStation was released on December 3, 1994. The PlayStation, was the first video game console to ship 100 million units within 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch.
  4. 4. GAME CONTROLLER OR INPUT DEVICES FOR VIDEO GAMES  A game controller is a device to control the game by providing inputs to control the character or an object in the game.  The earlier primary input for video games has been handheld controllers and since then it has evolved to cameras to detect motions , speakers or microphones for voice commands touch screens and more.
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