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    The concept that created video game consoles was based out of an idea. As technology continues to grow, it will always contain the origin of where the idea came from. For most people, they would think that Pong was the first video game that was invented. However, before Pong, there was the pinball. The creator David Gottlieb who made “Baffle ball” gave an inspiration to the evolution of video game. (Kent 2) Baffle Ball was similar to pinball because it is basically the same concept. The only difference was that the player was required to keep track of their score. As of today, with the help of modern technology, the score will be counted automatically. (Kent 3) The pinball has made an impact where in the 1940s; many companies have started to make other type of game such as: simulated horse racing, hunting and western gunfights. A few years…

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    game. This game was a version of tic-tac-toe, created in 1952 by A.S. Douglas, a Cambridge university doctoral student (Hile) This simple, but groundbreaking game paved the way for new technological advancements in the field of games. The field of virtual gaming were not limited to just a computer. These technological advances led to the development for games that could be played on the television. While working with television manufacturer Magnavox, Ralph H Baer created Odyssey, the first game…

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    Video games first appeared in october 1958, Called pong. This was made by a physicist William Higinbotham (Alan). But the first ever video game console was ready for the public in 1972 called the odyssey, This system was made by U.S. electronics company Magnavox (“Violent Video Games: Should the Government Pass Laws Restricting Children's Access to Violent Video Games?”). The Odyssey was never made to make children become violent but, it's this is what began the current controversy today. The…

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    Sports in the 1970s The first video game ever created was called Pong and created by Nolan Bushnell in 1972. Pong was played exactly like tennis, but instead of having to play against a person you can play against the CPU if you wanted(Oxford). Cell phones were invented in 1973 which helped people all around the country or the world contact each other with a push of a button and revolutionized the way humans could contact each other(Goodwin). Sports in the 1970s changed because the…

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    1970 Sports The first video game ever created was called Pong and created by Nolan Bushnell in 1972. The greatest game Pong was played exactly like tennis, but instead of having to play against a person you can play against the CPU if you wanted(Oxford). Many fantastic inventions were made in the 1970s but by far one of the greats is cellphone which were ivented in 1973 which helped people all around the country or the world contact each other with a push of a button and revolutionized the…

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    Have you ever wondered which video games had the most significant impact on the growth of the video game industry. If you walked up to a random person on the street and asked them what the first video game made was they would most likely say "Pong" . Pong ,created by Allan Alcorn and published by Atari in 1972, is most famously known for being one of the earliest video games known that significantly impacted the growth of the video game industry. Similar to table tennis your objective is to beat…

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    by going through different research papers and various opinion pieces to find out the history of the medium, how the medium is interactive, and the effects that violence has on its players. The history of modern video games starts back in the early 1970s when the first generation of video games was started when the first console, the Magnavox Odyssey was released which used early computer technology and were very primitive. Since then have been 8 generations of video gaming with each generation…

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    Video Games Misconceptions

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    that they are violent and meaningless, but in fact, games are a benefit to society. A common misconception is that video games are a recent invention, but the truth is they have been around for almost seventy years. According to online website’s, museumofplay.org, Video Game History Timeline, in 1940, an inventor named Edward U. Condon unveiled a brand new computer at the World Fair. The main function of the computer was to play against people in a game called Nim.(Museum of Play) For the next…

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    cabinets would become some of the biggest industries in all of video games. Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s people would go to an arcade that have around one hundred arcade machines, and pay a quarter to play one game. Children of the 1970’s and 1980’s would go to these arcades and spend thousands of dollars just for the enjoyment of the video games. These video game cabinets would dominate the video game industry in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The very first video game cabinet ever produced was…

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    The Great Console War Game Title: The Great Console War Intended Audience: The primary audience for this game is gamers and anyone else who has an interest in the business behind the video game industry. High Concept: In this game, players take the role of a major video game company during the launch and lifetime of a new video game console. Players first start the game by designing their own video game console and a series of launch titles. After the launch of each console, players must…

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