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The Evolution of Video Games

The history of video games is generally filled with all kinds of ups and downs and its evolution of video games happened slowly but surely – it was not an overnight success.

Most people remember “Pong” as the first video game ever. It was a simple computerized version of the game of table tennis. However, there have actually been a lot more video games that were already existing way before “Pong” made its debut in the gaming world. Today, video games have transformed into a very lucrative entertainment industry. It rivals feature films in terms of popularity and has even made its way into glamorous Hollywood – with some movies based on popular games like Resident Evil and Doom and the other way around, as there have also been video games that were developed based on films like Star Wars and Transformers.

Currently, there are three major console manufacturers which have each released their own new consoles out on the market. These would be the Sony PlayStation3, the Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Xbox360. The companies which have made these have carefully planned all the elements of the video games they produced to make sure that theirs would be one with the best gimmicks and innovations that would surely beat out their competition.

With its success, many also speculate on its effects in the society, particularly on the younger generation. Though a lot of people dismiss the idea of children using video games as toys and diversions, the fact of the matter is they actually have been proven and studied to bring about positive effects on the mental and physical development of children, as long as they were used in moderation.