The history of video games. A power point presentation By: Ryan Salo.
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A power point presentation
By: Ryan Salo
Pongis one of the earliest , and is a tennis featuring simple . While other arcade video games such as came before it, Pong was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity. The aim is to defeat the opponent in a simulated table tennis game by earning a higher score. The game was originally manufactured by (Atari), who released it in 1972. created Pong as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder .the first type of video game
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The Atari 2600 is a released in October 1977 by . It is credited with popularizing the use of -based hardware and containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor hardware with all games built in. The first game console to use this format was the ; however, the Atari 2600 receives credit for making the plug-in concept popular among the game-playing public.
The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, for Video Computer System. Following the release of the , in 1982, the VCS was renamed "Atari 2600", after the unit's Atari part number, CX2600. The 2600 was typically bundled with two , a conjoined pair of controllers, and a cartridge game—initially and later .
The Atari 2600 was wildly successful, and during much of the 1980s, "Atari" was a synonym for this model in mainstream media and , for video games in general .
The Atari 2600 was inducted into the at in 2007. In 2009, the Atari 2600 was named the second greatest video game console of all time by , who cited its remarkable role as the console behind both the first video game boom and the , and called it "the console that our entire industry is built upon.“
Although the first appeared in the 1950s they were based around , not . It was not until 1972 that released the first home video game console which could be connected to a TV set—the , invented by . The Odyssey was initially only moderately successful, and it was not until Atari's arcade game popularized video games, that the public began to take more notice of the emerging industry. By the autumn of 1975 Magnavox, bowing to the popularity of Pong, cancelled the Odyssey and released a scaled down version that only played Pong and hockey, the . A second, "higher end" console, the , was released with the 100 and added onscreen scoring, up to four players, and a third game—Smash. Almost simultaneously released with Atari's own home Pong console through , these consoles jump-started the consumer market. As with the arcade market, the home market was soon flooded by that played simple pong and pong-derived games. Although the first appeared in the 1950s,they were based around , not . It was not until 1972 that released the first home video game console which could be connected to a TV set—the , invented by . The Odyssey was initially only moderately successful, and it was not until Atari's arcade game popularized video games, that the public began to take more notice of the emerging industry. By the autumn of 1975 Magnavox, bowing to the popularity of Pong, cancelled the Odyssey and released a scaled down version that only played Pong and hockey, the .
In 1977, manufacturers of older, obsolete consoles sold their systems at a loss to clear stock, creating a glut in the market and causing Fairchild and RCA to abandon their game consoles. Only Atari and Magnavox stayed in the home console market, later dying as game console makers