The history of gaming consoles per.6

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The history of gaming consoles per.6

  1. 1. Gaming Then and Gaming Now By Aaron Chavarria And Jesse Jimenez
  2. 2. History of the Consoles • The first video games appeared in the 1950’s and were played on massive computers. • In 1972, the first game console was released, it was called the Magnavox Odyssey which could be connected to the TV set. • In 1975, the Atari came out with the popular game Pong, which popularized video games. • In 1983, the NES was released in Japan with the original game Super Mario Bros., soon it became a global icon. • In 1990 the SNES came out with better graphics and memory with so many more games.
  3. 3. Third Gen. Gaming • In 1985, the Famicom, aka the NES, was released, it was the highest selling console in North America. Known as the family gaming console. Mario from Super Mario Bros. was introduced on this console and became a global icon.
  4. 4. Fifth Gen. Gaming • The fifth generation gaming consoles were the Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation, and Nintendo 64. • During this generation Nintendo released Donkey Kong Country, a very popular game back then.
  5. 5. Sixth Gen. Gaming • This generation of gaming really amped up the gaming consoles to do much more than before. • In this generation Sega’s Dreamcast, Sony’s PlayStation, Nintendo’s GameCube, and Microsoft’s Xbox were released. • This generation introduced online gaming.
  6. 6. Seventh Gen. Gaming • In this generation Microsoft released the Xbox 360, PlayStation released the PlayStation 3, and Nintendo’s Wii. • Some improvements were made during this generation including, wireless controllers, online gaming and new features such as BluRay Disc.
  7. 7. Video Game Clip • Video Games
  8. 8. Bibliography • En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_console • http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/evolution-ofhome-video-game-consoles-1967-2011/ • http://content.time.com/time/interactive/0,3 1813,2029221,00.html

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