Thursday, 27 November 2008

The history of video games part 2

Yup it's time for the next installment of... Emi's gaming blog! ^__^
Sooo the 80s-90s... Well, things were going okay at the start of the decade, with technological advances allowing the development of actual 3D environments in games such as 'Battlezone' and 'Monster Maze' with the use of vector graphics.
Nintendo's Game and Watch product line began in 1980 and was a
successful handheld with its superior battery power, and would later influence the design of future handhelds.

In the early 80s Pacman was achieving widespread popularity in mainstream culture, also online gaming was starting to emerge which would be the starting point for todays MMORPG.

In 1983 crappy games such as E.T for the Atari 2600 effectively brought the second generation of consoles to an end with the video game crash... but it wasn't all bad, the industry soon recovered - the 3rd generation of consoles revived the industry with games like The Legend of Zelda (^_^) being released for the NES in 1986.

Hmm so I already mentioned how I got into games... but why did I keep playing? My first Zelda game was Oracle of Seasons for the gameboy and I guess I loved that game so much that I could just play it over and over and it wouldn't get old... then I found out about others in the series so I started playing those too :D
I think my favourite of the series is Link's Awakening... I know the graphics aren't that good but it is a gameboy game after all! There was something I just really like about that game it's just so quirky and cute.
The last game I played on was Crash Bandicoot on my flat mates PS2 but I still need to bring my Gamecube to uni so maybe I'll do that when I go back home for Christmas...

Till next time!
See ya ~Emi ^o^

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