Tuesday, 14 October 2008

History of video games

Hiiii :D Wow I can't believe its November already! I've been meaning to start this blog for A WHILE but kept putting it off until now so... here it is ^_^

Uhmm my names Emily and a lot of people wouldn't think I play video games... but I do! I used to go round to my friends house when I was like 8 and play on Diddy Kong Racing and Rayman haha good times :P
Yeah I am a girly girl so I do love my fashion, shopping, makeup etc. but theres always time for games :)
When I was 10 I went on holiday to southern Spain and visited Gibraltar (yeah this does actually relate...) sooo when I was there my dad randomly asked me if I wanted a gameboy and I was like yeah awesome haha so anyway we bought one for me and my sister to share with a copy of pokemon red (oh yes) and I was hooked! My favourite games ever are Zelda games!! I LOVE them, my auntie got me into them when I was 11 so I guess I've been playing for a while :D seeee told you I played games :P

ANYWAY that's enough about me, so... the history of video games. Well I was doing some research on this and I found this really interesting video on Atari's beginnings as a company and how they came to be so successful.

The first video game ever was called 'Tennis for Two' which was made by Mr William Highinbotham in 1958 (50 years ago!! :O). It was designed to be played on a laboratory oscilloscope but it was revolutionary because you could interact with the image on the screen in order to move the ball around. I was totally expecting the first video game to be Japanese just because thats where so many of them are made nowadays so I was quite surprised when I found out that it was the Americans that pioneered them.

In 1962 a man named Steve Russell created 'Space War' for use on a computer, the worlds first fully interactive video game, with the spaceships being able to fire missiles at each other and such.

Ralph Baer created the simple video game 'Chase' which was the first to be played on a tv in 1966. I think he was considered the inventor of video games, but with all the controversy it's hard to tell.

I would upload some nice pictures to go with this but I'm still new to this whole blogging thing so I'm not really sure how to yet >.<

See ya ~Emi ^o^