Video games: Story of Evolution
It all started with the simple game on analog computer ‘Tennis for two’ which was popular among the students of MIT in 50’s.
Video games: Story of Evolution
It all started with the simple game on analog computer ‘Tennis for two’ which was popular among the
students of MIT in 50’s. After the importance of this franchise was recognized in the ’70s, games become
more and more sophisticated. The software improved so did the hardware, consoles were developed… As
for today, we see elaborated gaming experiences, where reality is hard to differentiate from the game
world. To put it in Bohemian Rhapsody’s lyrics “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?”
Evolution of graphics
One of the major changes that have happened over time is the improvement in graphics. The pixels of
Mario grew into a well-defined 3D hero through the decades. The black and white avatars that went
forward, backward and jumped grew into elaborated and detailed figures that have moment plan of 360
degrees. The never changing backgrounds are now rustling leaves and flying birds accompanied by
relevant sound effects. The facial expressions are detailed and feel almost real.
Evolution of consoles
In the 70’s the concept of home gaming was unknown to the world. After coin activates Arcades, the
concept of home gaming was first introduced by ‘The Brow Box’. It was a wooden console that offered
just 6 games. Many other consoles were introduced including Odyssey series and Atari 2600. During the
golden era of 80’s the Sega and Nintendo took over the industries, many consoles were launched during
this time period. In 2000s Sony and Microsoft stepped forwarded and Play stations and Xbox was
introduced. Nintendo’s Wii was also introduced but, weren’t widely popular. Till to date, PS4 and Xbox
one x are widely liked.
Evolution of sound and music
Another change that is prominently seen is the development of theme music. From the periodic bleeps to
orchestral symphonies, it has come a long way. If you play the Pacman’s theme in your mind and league
of legends ‘Rise’ the difference can clearly be felt. The major reason behind this change is the importance
of the audio stimulus was recognized with time. Moreover, with time the consoles were able to support
more than the tings and beeps.
Evolution of story lines
With everything the story line gameplay now offers have improved. All we knew back in days were the
monsters that take lives. These days the gaming industry offers a set of different plots from where the
users can choose. Furthermore, nearly all movie franchises have games. Be it science fiction, crime,
fantasy or war. Few of such examples are Resident Evil, Stranger Things, and Batman series.
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The gaming industry is evolving day after day. Developers are working day and night to provide the users
with intimating gaming experience that is closer to reality. The future as shown in the Black Mirror
episodes of ‘Gameplay’ and ‘USS Callister’ might come true. A gadget that will alter the reality and
presents the holograms from your deepest fears and the gadget that takes DNA to send you into the game
might become the future of gaming.
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