Essay about Video Games : Video Game

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The Video Game Phenomena: Rated Pending
Video game - game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a television screen or other display screen. Many people look down on those who spend hours upon hours in front of a T.V playing video games. Those are called gamers and they, they are more than meets the eye. Gamers are incredibly misunderstood and underappreciated. The general public does not know how much we have to thank those “lazy” gamers. The depth of the video game industry is huge. Some of the people who call themselves ‘gamers are really wannabees, not fully understanding the great culture of which they are a part of. The gamer culture is larger than we can even begin to comprehend.
There is much speculation on which one was the very first “video game”. According to Kent, the idea for video games came from, “the well-established amusement industry because new technology does not pop out of thin air. The idea needs to be related to a similar industry. The amusement industry thrived only because of the various arcades games found in “restaurants. . . college dormitories. . . shopping malls. . .[and] hotels” but before arcades games were found in those establishments, the “early arcade games were [actually] early amusement park games such as shooting galleries, ball toss games, and the earliest coin-operated machines such as fortune tellers, [or] strength testers” (The Coin-Op). Slowly but surely authentic arcades-- the dark…

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