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Playing with video game systems is one of the most popular forms of entertainment. With the advancement in graphics and sound technology, you will see that video games today can really take you inside the game itself and makes you feel as if you were actually the character you are playing.

However, before all the state-of-the-art and realistic graphics and sound effects that you see in today’s latest video game systems, it all started out with simple graphics and sound that were in its time, state-of-the-art.

You should realize that the evolution of video game systems only took more or less 30 years to get where it is now. Thanks to the advancement in communications, graphics, and also sound technology, many video games today offers first class entertainment.

The very first video games system that appeared in the market was created by Nutting Associates. This video game is the first coin-operated arcade video game called Computer Space. This video game was invented in 1970 and is considered to be the beginning of the evolution of video games.

The next company to release a video game is Magnavox in 1972. The company named it Odyssey 100 video game systems. Unlike the Computer Space arcade video game, Odyssey 100 video game system is a video game that can be attached to a standard television. This feature allowed everyone to play video games right at the comforts of their own home. Because of this feature, almost 100,000 units of the system were sold for 100 dollars each.

During the same year that Magnavox released Odyssey 100 video game systems, Atari also released Pong coin-operated arcade video game system.

In 1976 Atari released the Breakout arcade video game. During its lifetime, 15,000 units of this arcade video game were sold. In this same year, Fairchild Camera and Instrument of California introduced Channel F home video game system. This is the very first system that used plug-in cartridges for games. Another feature of this game is that has color and sound through a TV connection.

In 1977, Atari releases the Atari Video Computer System (VCS) that was later named Atari 2600. This video game system developed by Atari uses plug-in cartridges, has color graphics and sound through a TV connection.

In 1978, Taito introduces the Space Invaders arcade video game in Japan. This arcade video game sold over 350,000 units world-wide throughout its lifetime.

In 1981 Nintendo released the Donkey Kong arcade video game in the US. And, in 1985 Nintendo released their version of home video game console called the Nintendo Entertainment System. This video game console is considered to be the best selling video game console of all time.

During this time, Nintendo slowly resurrected the video game industry and it produced a video game craze.

Between 1985 and 1995, a lot of video game systems were released. Between these years, Nintendo Game Boy video game systems, Sega Genesis, NEC Home Entertainment TurboGrafx, Lynx, Super Family Computer, Panasonic REAL 3DO, Sega Saturn, Super Nintendo, and Sony PlayStation was released.

As you can see, the video game industry have evolved very fast and graphics technology were becoming more and more real that violence, blood and gore are integrated with some of the games. This is why the ESRB was created to rate the games that was being released.

Because of the competitioFrom the First to the Latest Video Game Systems: The Evolution of Video Game Consoles

Playing with video game systems is one of the most popular forms of entertainment. With the advancement in graphics and sound technology, you will see that video games today can really take you inside the game itself and make you feel as if you were actually the character you are playing.

However, before all the state-of-the-art and realistic graphics and sound effects that you see in today’s latest video game systems, it all started out with simple graphics and sound that were in its time, state-of-the-art.

You should realize that the evolution of video game systems only took more or less 30 years to get where it is now. Thanks to the advancement in communications, graphics, and also sound technology, many video games today offers first class entertainment.

The very first video games system that appeared in the market was created by Nutting Associates. This video game is the first coin-operated arcade video game called Computer Space. This video game was invented in 1970 and is considered to be the beginning of the evolution of video games.

The next company to release a video game is Magnavox in 1972. The company named it Odyssey 100 video game systems. Unlike the Computer Space arcade video game, Odyssey 100 video game system is a video game that can be attached to a standard television. This feature allowed everyone to play video games right at the comforts of their own home. Because of this feature, almost 100,000 units of the system were sold for 100 dollars each.

During the same year that Magnavox released Odyssey 100 video game systems, Atari also released Pong coin-operated arcade video game system.

In 1976 Atari released the Breakout arcade video game. During its lifetime, 15,000 units of this arcade video game were sold. In this same year, Fairchild Camera and Instrument of California introduced Channel F home video game system. This is the very first system that used plug-in cartridges for games. Another feature of this game is that has color and sound through a TV connection.

In 1977, Atari released the Atari Video Computer System (VCS) that was later named Atari 2600. This video game system developed by Atari used plug-in cartridges, has color graphics and sound through a TV connection.

In 1978, Taito introduces the Space Invaders arcade video game in Japan. This arcade video game sold over 350,000 units world-wide throughout its lifetime.

In 1981 Nintendo released the Donkey Kong arcade video game in the US. And, in 1985 Nintendo released their version of home video game console called the Nintendo Entertainment System. This video game console is considered to be the best selling video game console of all time.

During this time, Nintendo slowly resurrected the video game industry and it produced a video game craze.

Between 1985 and 1995, a lot of video game systems were released. Between these years, Nintendo Game Boy video game system, Sega Genesis, NEC Home Entertainment TurboGrafx, Lynx, Super Family Computer, Panasonic REAL 3DO, Sega Saturn, Super Nintendo, and Sony PlayStation were released.

As you can see, the video game industry have evolved very fast and graphics technology were becoming more and more real that violence, blood and gore are integrated with some of the games. This is why the ESRB was created to rate the games that was being released.

Because of the competition, only 3 major video game companies have survived in the video game industry today. These were Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. These 3 companies are still developing the latest video game systems.

Starting out with crude and simple graphics and sounds, people have developed amazing video games in just a short period of time. If you try and imagine the future, you will see that the video game systems that you play with today will just even get better and better.

Video games today are even equipped with modems to let them connect to the internet and play with other people from all over the world. So, the next time you buy another latest video game system, try to imagine what it was like during the first release of the video game systems.

As you can see, what started out with crude and simple graphics and sounds, people have developed amazing video games for only a short period of time. If you try and imagine the future, you will see that the video game systems that you play with today will just even get better and better.

Video games today are even equipped with modems to let them connect to the internet and play with other people from all over the world. So, the next time you buy another latest video game system, try to imagine what it was like during the first release of the video game systems.
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