Essay about The History Of Video Game Consoles

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The History Of Video Game Consoles Video game consoles have been around for a long time, and they have influenced how technology is for us today. Some of the earliest consoles, the Brown Box and even the Atari, have a big impact on how are video game consoles are designed for us. The Brown Box and some of the earliest consoles, have paved the way video game consoles are today and for the future. The Brown Box was released in 1970 (TIME,1) and it was one of the earliest video game consoles to date. Designed for generic televisions ( TIME,1),the Brown Box was extraordinary for its time. the brown box came with thirteen games (TIME,1) which one of them was Ping Pong. But Unfortunately the Brown Box was sold to the U.S. in 1972 and changed to the name of Magnavox Odyssey (TIME,1). Up next is the Atari 2600 VCS, released in 1977 (TIME,1) a little after the Brown Box was released. The company Atari started to work on a cartridge Based system that could play multiple games(TIME,1). Bushnell, The founder of Atari, later sold the unfinished console to Warner Communications in the U.S. in 1977 where they finished the console and released it the same year. The console became the most favorite console of the second generation of gaming and sold a whopping eight-hundred thousand units which was a lot for that time.
The Intellivision. The Intellivision was the competitor to Atari’s console Atari 2600 VCS. The console was the first console released by the company Mattel (TIME,1). The…

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