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Tag: History of Video Games

This is a recurring, limited series where I discuss the history and evolution of video games. I will discuss general history as well as history of various genres and their ties to culture.

The History of Video Games: Action, Fighting, and First-Person Shooters

This is a recurring, limited series where I discuss the history and evolution of video games. I will discuss general history as well as history of various genres and their ties to culture. Platformers might be one of the most important video game genres to push gaming forward, but there is another variety that is equally important for how video games were viewed in the future: action. As previously discussed, platform games more or less evolved into the action genre, including popular titles such as Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider,… Read more The History of Video Games: Action, Fighting, and First-Person Shooters

The History of Video Games: Platformers

This is a recurring, limited series where I discuss the history and evolution of video games. I will discuss general history as well as history of various genres and their ties to culture. In today’s world, platformer video games are more a relic of the past. They still exist, though primarily through indie titles that tend to play up to the nostalgic factor of the genre. And while platformers might not have been the first genre of gaming, one could easily argue that it is likely the most important. Without… Read more The History of Video Games: Platformers

The History of Video Games: Press Start

This is a recurring, limited series where I discuss the history and evolution of video games. I will discuss general history as well as history of various genres and their ties to culture. Nintendo, a company synonymous with exploding the video game craze, began in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta—a playing card manufacturer. But they won’t come back into the game (pun mildly intended) for some time. The Bally Manufacturing Company was created in 1932 and created Pinball games and developed slot machines (the latter of which would push Bally’s toward… Read more The History of Video Games: Press Start