Essay about Video Game : The Game Industry

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The computer game industry is getting bigger everyday with people buying new video game consoles everyday all around the world. The video game industry began back in 1971 with the release of arcade games such as Pac-man and Pong. People began to get addicted to arcade games and would spend long periods of time playing them in the arcade. People would spend so long playing arcade games because they were easy and enjoyable to play. The first commercially successful video game was Pong, it sold over 19,000 arcade cabinets. That same year we saw the introduction of the first home video game console called the Magnavox odyssey. This console introduced games such as Space Invaders. When Space Invaders was introduce the popularity of arcade games increased and Space Invaders went on to sell over 360,000 arcade cabinets. These arcade cabinets would be in places such as arcades, shopping malls and restaurants.

in the early 80s there was a huge increase in home computing by the release of the Nintendo entertainment system (very big in Japan). The Nintendo was a very popular games console producing extremely popular games such as Super Mario and Sonic. Nintendo later went on to release other console such as the Nintendo 64 and also the Nintendo game boy which was my first experience of gaming this allowed people to experience gaming while they were on the go.

During the 90s we saw the creation of the Play Station which was the first games console use CD media. The Play Station…

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