date of video games Full of milestones and moments that shaped the industry and introduced major advancements in technology and the way we interact with games. From the first interactive games to today’s most advanced consoles, video games have become an important part of our lives.
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The evolution of video games
“Pong” – the first interactive game
Pong was one of the first successful arcade models that showed the humble nature of early video game history. Developed by Atari and released in 1972, it simulates table tennis, where players control vertical bars to hit a virtual ball.
“Galaxy Game” – the first public game
“Galaxy Game” was the first publicly available video game. The game was released in 1971, installed at Stanford University and coin-operated. Also in 1971, the future founders of Atari launched “Computer Space”, a commercial version of the “Galaxy Game”.
“Cosmic Hunter” – the first mobile video game
In 1981, “Cosmic Hunter” emerged as one of the first games to offer the option of quadruple action to two players. Despite being a relatively simple game with limited graphics, it was an important step in creating mobile games that could be taken and played anywhere.
“Virtual Boy” – the first true 3D console
Launched in 1995 by Nintendo, the Virtual Boy was a revolutionary console at the time. It was a portable device that had a thin body with a lens mount at one end. This prop has red and blue lenses for both eyes, creating a primitive virtual reality experience.
Nintendo 64 – the first 64-bit and 128-bit systems
In the era of 32-bit consoles, the “Nintendo 64” was the first to cross a generation. Launched in 1996, the Nintendo 64 features advanced 3D graphics and a library of innovative games, including popular titles like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
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