A History of Video Games

Did you know that the very first video games were made using oscilloscopes?  Well, they were! That’s how games like PONG started out. Here’s a video that shows a brief history of games, from the oscilloscopes up to the PS3 and Xb0x 360!


I’m a little disappointed that the video didn’t show a more Xbox-exclusive game (they show Rock Band instead of an exclusive title like Halo: Reach or Fable 2, whereas they use God of War 3 on the PS3 and Super Smash Bros. Melee for the GameCube, both of which are exclusives), but the evolution is pretty neat.

Also, fun aside that you may not be able to tell in the video, Mario of Super Mario fame was actually first featured in the original Donkey Kong arcade game!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sharp2011
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 13:02:38

    This was a pretty cool video! I also agree that they would have been better off picking more graphically impressive games towards the end (Super Smash Brothers? Rock Band? Really, are those the pinnacle of games today?) to make it seem more and more realistic…


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