Video Games: The Evolution Of The Video Game
Although playing video games is a common thing now, it has not always been so. The first thing to resemble a videogame first appeared in 1940 when Edward U. Condon designed a game for the Westinghouse display at the World 's Fair. The game is a computer that plays the traditional game, Nim. The computer beat approximately 90% of the approximated tens of thousands that play it.
The first video game patent was not issued until Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann filed a patent for a "cathode ray tube amusement device."
From 1950 to 1960, many great thinkers and programmers started to develop the bases of the modern-day video games. They began by developing the code for game simulators of sports, blackjack, chess, and checkers. In 1990, Microsoft programmers began bundling a game, Solitary, with every computer sold, and thus, a program designed 40 years prior to its widespread sale becomes one of the world 's most famous games.
1960 marked the year the first computer video game was developed by computer programmer John Burgeson and his brother, Paul. In 1964, John Kemeny, the one in charge of the computer time-share system and BASIC programming language at Dartmouth, has the saying, “everyone is a programmer”. Once he made it easy for students to write computer games, soon after, countless amounts of video games were being created.
In 1966, Ralph Baer develops the idea of playing a video game on television. He then writes down his ideas that later become the foundation…