Spacewar! is the first popularvideo gameArcade games are the firsttype of mainstream videogamesGames operated by insertinga coin into the machineSpacewar!
The Golden Age of ArcadeThe Golden Age of ArcadeGamesGames Video games began to become increasingly popular Space Invaders was the #1 game for years Soon replaced by Pac-Man, which became the most populargame
The Pinball Era Evolved fromshuffleboard andbocce ball Were originally usedas gambling devices Two bumpers, oneball, and a crazyplaying field Play for the highestscore
Home Computers Home PC’s were new wave of gaming Pole Position was very popular Dungeons of Daggorath featured in themovie Big
Early Online Gaming Many popular bulletin boards Players would play gambling games Played for points rather than money
Video Game Crash of 1983 Way too manysystems and games Poorly designedgames, including E.T.The Extra-Terrestrialmassivelyoverproduced Many companies wentout of business Video game marketlooked bleak
The Dawning of a NewEra Nintendo revitalizesan almost deadvideo gameindustry Becomes mostpopular consoleever, and paves theway for Xbox,Playstation, and theWii Super Mario
Atari In 1976 Atari 2600was the first gameconsole and one ofthe most successfulconsoles in thehistory.
Nintendo is a Japanese multinationalcorporation.In 1983 NES a 8-bit video gameconsole,was realesed. It helpedrevitalize the video game industryand set the standard for subsequentconsoles in everything from game tobusiness practices.
In 1989 Sega genesiswas released in NorthAmerica. Sega was competingwith Nintendo and hadslogan such as “Genesis does whatNintendon’t”
Super Nintendo In 1990 SNES a 16bit video gameconsole wasreleased. Whichproved to be globalsuccess.
PlayStation A 32-bit video gameconsole of the fifthgeneration. Released by SonyComputerEntertainment in1994. The originalPlayStation.
In 1996 N64 the 3rdgenerationof Nintendo game consoleswas released. N64 has sold over 32.93million game consoles.
The 4thgeneration ofNintendo was released in2001 and was the mostcompact and least expensiveof its era of game consoles. The game cube wasdesigned for protability.
PlayStation 2 PS2 is a computerentertainment system issmall, slim, and networkready and has over 1400games to choose from. Online gaming Enhanced visuals andaudios DVD and CD player Dual Shock AnalogController Flip Top cover
X-box was produced byMicrosoft, it was Microsoft’s firstinto the gaming console market. It was released in 2001. The X-box has an onlinemultiplayer gaming servicecalled X-box live.
Released in 2005. It was the first to provide wirelesscontroller at launch. The console completely sold out atrelease.
PlayStation 3 PS3 is a brilliant highdefinition entertainmentexperience. Cell Broadband Engine Blue-Ray Disc Online Connectivity Six axis wirelesscontrollers PlayStation 3 comes witheither a 40GB or 80GBremovable hard discdrive.
The Wii is the fifth home video gameconsole releases by Nintendo. A newfeature that the Wii offers is iswireless controller which can be usedas a handheld pointing device and candetect acceleration in threedimensions.
Game Boy This was the firstsuccessful handheldconsole, and was thepredecessor of allother models of theGame Boy line. It was made in 1989,costing $89.95 at thetime.
Game Boy DS This handheld console wasreleased in 2004 in Canada,the U.S., and Japan. This console features aclamshell design similar tothat of Game Boy Advance. The DS has 2 screens onewhich is touch screen. It has a built in microphone soplayers can interact with oneanother when playingmultiplayer games or onlinegames. This was the 1stNintendogame console to be releasedin North America prior toJapan.
Game Boy Advance SP This game boy waslaunched in 2004also, but cost $99.99at release. The SP stands forspecial. It has a back-lit flipscreen, smooth lines,and color selection.
PlayStation Portable The PlayStation Portablesystem is the first trulyintegrated portableentertainment system. It was designed tohandle multipleapplications. Games (key feature) Music Video Photo Internet Wireless Connectivity
Virtual Junkies Almost 90 million adult Americans playcomputer and video games Like younger people, some play way toomuch This addiction leaves their real lives andfamilies to fall apart
Accessibility for Gamers Over 145 million Americans playedcomputer or video game in 2002That’s 60% of the country’s population age 6or older That’s reasonable when 45% ofhouseholds have a video game console In 2002 9 million consoles were soldThat equals out to two per household
There are two forms of gamingOffline○ Games like Grand Theft Auto, that is playedon a computer or game console such as aXboxOnline○ Games such as EverQuest, that are playedwith a broadband connection(preferably) thatusually charges a small fee
What is Addiction? Video game addiction is not a statisticbut would be similar to any otherpsychological addiction It is considered to be an impulse controldisorder
Possible Causes According to AMA in June of 2007,those who overuse video games, do sobecause they are more successful inconducting virtual relationships thanreal-world relationships
Symptoms of Addiction Persistent thoughts of playing the game Use the game to escape problems Increased time spent with game toreceive same satisfaction Inability to control, stop or diminish thebehavior
Symptoms Continued Irritability when prevented from playingthe game Lying about extent of involvement withthe game
Affects of Addiction A 2004 study showed 4 commonindicatorsShynessLack of spiritual faithBelief of other controlling their livesElevated belief in chance as an influence ontheir lives