About Gaming

Gaming has become a cultural phenomenon and shows no visible or monetary signs of slowing down. It has been a major influence on those who have grown up alongside this hobby and being one of those who were fortunate enough to do so it has informed not just the way I view the world, but also the way in which I now apply the skills I am learning in Micromedia.

Gaming History

Brief History of Gaming

The very start of video games began in the 1950s and 1960s as computer scientists began designing simple games and simulations on mainframe computers, with MIT's Spacewar! in 1962 being widely regarded as one of the first such games. Ever since the very first commercially available video game Pong released by Atari in 1973 gaming has become a multi billion dollar business that attracts people of all ages from the very young to the elder and everyone in between.

Click the link below to get a more indepth history of video games and their influence on the world so that this page doesn't just become a wall of text. (Turns out the History Channel still does things about history... who knew!?)

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Great video about the history of gaming

Here's an awesome video from Variance Films and Media Juice Studios on the history of video games and gaming in general that gives a really clear and informative rundown of how important gaming is and how it continues to push the boundaries of entertainment and engagement. (use the link below if the embeded video isnt working)

Link to YT