Blog #3: History of Electronic Games

Posted: August 4, 2013 in ACM 2012 - Emerging Technology Design, Gaming, Uni
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My idea/discussion of the history of electronic games starts with The Brown Box prototype created by television engineer Ralph Baer within a team in 1968, which lead to the development and release of the Magnavox Odyssey.

The Magnavox Odyssey is the world’s first commercial home video game console.  It was first demonstrated in April 1972 and released in August of that year.  It being a digital video game console; apparently it is often mistakenly believed to be analog, due to misunderstanding of its hardware design.

The most popular video game platforms are the:
  • PC (including Apple’s Mac and Linux computers)
  • Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PS Vita (previous gen. PSP)
  • Microsoft’s Xbox 360
  • Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS/XL
  • and minor platforms include smartphones and tablets.
Comparison by generation
Manufacturer Sony Microsoft Nintendo Sony Nintendo
Seventh generation PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii PSP Nintendo DS
Eighth generation PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U PS Vita Nintendo 3DS
Comparison by graphics using Lara Croft series

(click image for larger preview)

 

 

 

Lara's-Evolution-Chart-2013

 

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Blog #3 of 5 posts for ACM 2012 – Emerging Technology Design

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