video_games - East Coast Armory

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By: John Grima
and knrfknrk
Magnavox Odyssey 1972.
 Atari Pong 1975
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Some of the first Video game counsels on the consumer market.
Had one limited games ie, hockey and tennis.
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Pong in action!!! ZOMG AWWW YEAH!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPkUvfL
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Atari 2600 in Action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTx4yYK
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W41bH
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Atari 2600
Better graphics,
Games on cartridges
Games had no ending
Arcade titles:
Pitfall
Space invaders
Missile Command
Defender
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Coleco Vision 1982
better graphics than the Atari 2600.
 Notable Arcade games were released:
Pacman, Donkey Kong, Frogger,
spyhunter, and Centipede
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Nintendo Entertainment System 1982.
8 bit graphics, very successful.
 Important titles, Legends of Zelda,
Metroid, and a certain Italian plumber
from named Mario.
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Sega Genesis 1988
Best graphics of the time, 16bit.
Last major game counsel of the decade.
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Colecovision in action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gppt
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 NES in action,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpk5U70
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Sega in action,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqOlp
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Super Nintendo – 1991 nintendo’s
answer to the Genesis.
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Sony Playstation- first successful CD
video game counsel.
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N64, Last video game system to use
cartridges
64 bit graphics
4 player multiplayer games.
Notable game titles. Goldeneye 007,
Mario kart 64, Star Fox 64.
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Sega CD, attachment to Genesis consol. 1st true CD
video game system. Gritty graphics. No good game titles
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Sega Saturn, to compete with playstation, 1st internet
multiplayer capabilities. Backwards capable with Sega
CD. No good game titles
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Atari Jaguar, Last Atari counsel 64 bit graphics. Never
caught on with 3rd party developers. Now open source.
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Nintendo Virtual boy, 3D gaming environment, no TV.
Everything is red, limited game titles.
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Sega dreamcast. Good graphics, internet multiplayer.
Internet connections too slow at the time, limited game
developers, and game titles. Sega’s last video game
counsel.
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Xbox, released by Microsoft. Successful
internet multiplayer, First counsel with
hard drive and DVD player.
Notable titles: Project Gotham racing, Halo.
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Game Cube, released by Nintendo,
poorest of the graphics in this
generation, limited game selection, no
multiplayer, no DVD playability.
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Playstation 2, Some multiplayer
capabilities. Can play PS1 games, can
play DVDs.
Notable releases: GTA 3.
Xbox 360. Improved on Xbox 1. Better
graphics, and an established game
system
 Playstaion 3, Blue ray HD video, The
“CELL”, free multiplayer and internet
browser.
 Nintendo Wii, motion sensitive remote,
and cheapest of the three. Also poorest
graphics and game play amongst the
three, but fiscally successful.
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Video Game Violence.
Doom blamed for Columbine school
shooting.
Grand Theft Auto, targeted by Hillary
Clinton and Jack Thompson.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oA9IUPTjLI

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