1980’s Gaming Industry       By Tim Hou
End Slide  Console                   Click dots for information                                                           ...
Console                     The Commodore 64 was released                        in August, 1982. It became               ...
Console                               The NES Zapper,                     the first light gun to be used with             ...
Console              Nintendo release Game and Watch                 line which is the first handheld              electro...
Console                The Video Crash of 1983 caused a large                  amount of companies to go bust and         ...
Console                                             Nintendo Power magazine was first                                     ...
Console                                                          Nintendo released its NES console                        ...
Console                     In 1983 the idea of network gaming                     with personal computers took a leap    ...
Console                                                             Dedicated sound cards were                            ...
Console                        The Intellivision was released by                        Mattel and it was immediately a   ...
Console            ColecoVision was introduced and on                      paper it was seen to be the better             ...
Console             Atari released its Atari 5200 Super                     System but was considered a failure           ...
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This is my timeline of the gaming industry in 1980 - 1989

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1980’s gaming industry

  1. 1. 1980’s Gaming Industry By Tim Hou
  2. 2. End Slide Console Click dots for information Show 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 1980’s Games Hover over dots for information Gaming Industry
  3. 3. Console The Commodore 64 was released in August, 1982. It became extremely popular and one reason was that people could use their joysticks from previous Atari consoles with it. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 Back to 1980’s Games Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  4. 4. Console The NES Zapper, the first light gun to be used with the NES, was released and was very successful, inspiring other controller variations. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  5. 5. Console Nintendo release Game and Watch line which is the first handheld electronic game. The console itself was deemed to be quite good but there was a lack of games and it wasn’t too successful, 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  6. 6. Console The Video Crash of 1983 caused a large amount of companies to go bust and resulted in peoples expenditure on games to drop leaving many games doing badly. It was blamed on a large amount of poor games being produced. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  7. 7. Console Nintendo Power magazine was first published due to the success of the NES. It was then ended when the NES was discontinued in 1995. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  8. 8. Console Nintendo released its NES console and it was bundled with Mario Brothers and it became an immediate success. It was particularly successful in North America and Japan until the 1990’s. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  9. 9. Console In 1983 the idea of network gaming with personal computers took a leap with Snipes allowing different people to play together in one game. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  10. 10. Console Dedicated sound cards were invented meaning that the quality of the games on home computers were greatly increased meaning that games could start to use better sounds. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  11. 11. Console The Intellivision was released by Mattel and it was immediately a huge success. It was the first console to have better graphics that the Atari 2600. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  12. 12. Console ColecoVision was introduced and on paper it was seen to be the better console, however the shear competition of three consoles in the market and bad quality games meant it didn’t get a lot of sales. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry
  13. 13. Console Atari released its Atari 5200 Super System but was considered a failure due to the timing and also they put more effort into their older 2600 model and less on the new console. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 19881980 1989 End Slide Back to 1980’s Games Show Click here  Timeline Gaming Industry

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