Essay on Video Games : A Video Game

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Japan has been at the center of the electronic media universe for years. With big companies that are still around today like Sony which started in 1958. Even a company like Toshiba that was founded in 1939 is still around. I mean the list goes on and on. But one thing all of these big name brand companies have in common is that they are diverse in the products that they make and sell. For instance Toshiba not only makes computers and laptops but they also make television sets as well. While companies like Panasonic make products like home telephones, televisions, kitchen appliances, cameras, and personal care products. Sony products include smartphones, televisions, Blu-ray players, portable music players, and they even produce movies. But the one thing that Sony does that makes them the best Japanese electronic media company is that they make the PlayStation. The Sony PlayStation is a video game console. Video games are a device that makes a player or players interact with a controller or just their body to make objects move on a screen to complete a goal or mission. The first ever video game was invented by nuclear physicist Willy Higinbotham experimenting with a simple tennis game on an analog computer (Medoff pg. 221). The first home video game console was the Magnavox Odyssey which released in 1972. But it was quickly outdone by the “Father of Video Games” Nolan Bushnell and the Atari which was also released in 1972 (Gross pg. 47). Atari dominated from its release in…

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