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  1. 1. Video games – Past, Present and future<br />
  2. 2. Video Games from the Past<br />Pong – First major game in arcades<br />Pong made the first consoles popular when they became available at home<br />Before home consoles people had to go to the arcade at certain times. <br />They had to pay for each game<br />So people were restricted as to when, where and how they consumed in terms of video games<br />
  3. 3. Early consoles<br />Magnavox oddysey<br />Odyssey 100<br />Odyssey 200<br />They used cartridges and were available to play at home<br />This meant that audiences could consume games pretty much whenever they wanted to<br />Mega drive gave a better home gaming experience with more advanced games<br />
  4. 4. 90’s consoles<br />Sony Playstation<br />Nintendo N64<br />Where part of the 5th generation of game consoles<br />The first consoles to make gaming very popular<br />The Playstation used CDs to store game data.<br />Had 3D environments within the game<br />
  5. 5. 6th Gen consoles<br />Sony Playstion 2 <br />Microsoft Xbox –HALO<br />Nintendo Gamecube<br />
  6. 6. The Big Players<br />Major Developers<br />
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  13. 13. The Future?<br />
  14. 14. Current + future<br />Current 7th Gen consoles such as Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii are the most advanced.<br />All three have motion sensor capabilities and are still developing new features<br />What will come in the future?<br />Will gaming take on a new meaning in terms of how games are played?<br />And what other technologies will be combined with video games to further enhance the world’s experience of this activity?<br />
  15. 15. Motion Capturing is becoming more and more popular, with the Wii, Kinect and PlaystationMove; its market is set to grow.<br />The Geeks are working on a way of incorporating smells into videogames; such as burnt gunpowder and freshly cut grass. They have a prototype.<br />Virtual Reality? <br />Hologramatic? <br />