Categorizing Different Gaming Systems

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Categorizing Different Gaming Systems History of Game Systems: Gaming systems have come a long way since 1967 when the very first video gaming console, the brown box, was introduced to the world. It was invented by Ralph H. Baer who is also known as ‘The Father of Video Games”. It was created in such a way so that it could be hooked up to any kind of TV set. Games available for the console were simple virtual games such as Ping-Pong, volleyball, handball, chase games, light-gun game, etc. This one device started somewhat of a revolution and brought new ideas to various companies and leads on to various adaptations and segues to make the branded consoles appealing to the public After the brown box, the following made an appearance: (1972) The Magnavox Odyssey made its outbreak as the world’s first home video gaming console. (1975) Pong is referred to as the first commercially prosperous video game, which actually led to the start of the video game industry. Due to the success of this game system, several companies began making games that copied Pong's gameplay, and ended up releasing new types of games. (1977) Atari 2600 (VCS) was the first successful console with interchangeable cartridges that also included 128 bytes of system ram. (1980) Released by Mattel in 1979, The Intellivision video game console began development in 1978, less than a year after the Atari 2600 was introduced. Derived from the words “intelligent television”, this product sold over 3 million
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