Marufuku Company distributes Hanafuda cards. In 1951 changes name to “Nintendo”1889 which means: “leave luck to heaven”
Gerard Philips creates a company in the Netherlands to produce lamps and1891 electrical products
Konosuke Matsushita creates the Matsushita company, which later founds1918 Panasonic, among a multitude of other companies
Maurice Greenberg, a russian immigrant, funds a leather company that then1932 starts producing plastic forms. The company is called COLECO.
Harold Matson and Elliot Handler produce picture frames in their garage. They1945 create the “Mattel” company and Elliot uses scraps of wood to produce doll houses.
Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka create the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Company. In 1952 they use a transistor by Bell labs to create the worlds first pocket sized battery powered radio. They have enormous1947 success and create the Sony company.
Ralph Baer, an engineer with Loral, a military company, is instructed to build the best television set in the world. He suggests that the TV embeds an interactive game, but the management refuses.1951
David Rosen, a veteran of the Korean War, exports coin-operated games to Japan. He decides to build his own and buys a jukebox and slot-machine company. SEGA (as in SErvice GAmes) is born.1954
Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney (they later found Atari) create Natting Associates and produce Computer Space. After Spacewar! The minicomputer paradigm replaced with the arcade machine. It was not a success: complicated gameplay. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhdu2Jh9cuc&feature=rela1971
Magnavox starts producing Ralph Baers Odissey Console. Videogioco digitale, con uscita analogica (TV). Giochi sono circuiti stampati (cartucce). Ha anche delle periferiche (pistola ottica).1972
ATARI is born (a term of the Japanese game Go, means “check”). Bushnell and Dabney hire Al Alcom, who is not a good programmer. They teach him how to program while producing Pong.1972
Pong is a success.In two days the first machine ina bar breaks down: too manycoins in the coin-slot.:)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LsRGUODHlQ&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPkUvfL8T1I1972
ATARI releases the VCS: hooks to the TV and has all the games1977 found at the arcade.
SEGA launches the SEGA Master System Tough competition for NES, battle is won on software availability1986 NES adds licensees and outsells SEGA 10 to 1
1987-1988 Software wars for gaming industryTengen discovers way to bypass NES “lockout” chip and declares it will release games without Nintendos approval ATARI publishes games for NES COLECO bankrupt
1989Nintendo discovers that Tengen acquired TETRIS rights from Mirrorsoft, but not all of them Nintendo buys full rights for TETRISand Tengens version is removed from the market
NINTENDO releases the B&W Gameboy (109$)1989 Flagship game: TETRIS
1990 Super Mario 3 best game sales ever SEGA sells incredibly well (Strider game!) Nintendo in court with Blockbuster for video game rental issues(Blockbuster copied manuals and games to rent them?)
1993 Panasonic 3DO: 699$ for incredible gaming experience
Nintendo WiiWii Mote: diventa un oggetto di cultodi per sè; è hackerabile e utilizzabileper usi creativiConnessa wi-fiWiiConnect24: sempre connessaMoltissimi altri controller, inclusoIl Wii Motion PlusWii Balance Board e Wii FitWii WheelWii ZapperWii Sensor Bar
Create new experiences (Kinect, Wii)Create service ecosystems (Apple AppStore)Create extreme niches (Kinect and Wii)Stimulate user creativity (Kinect and Wii)Interact with the world (Augmented Reality)Interact with people (MMORPG, Farmville)Take the place of cinema (Red Dead Redemption)
FIND THE STRANGEST GAME ANDSHORTLY DESCRIBE IT IN YOUR BLOGIMAGINE A GAME OF 2020:- IT USES AUGMENTED REALITY- YOU PLAY WITH IT OUTSIDE, IN THE CITY- YOU PLAY WITH OTHER PEOPLE- OTHER PEOPLE MIGHT BE IN OTHER PLACES