Evolution Of The Interactive Entertainment Industry

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The pace of technological change has been proceeding exponentially for the past 70 years. The evolution of the interactive entertainment industry has rapidly improved throughout this time. The gaming industry has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I feel privileged growing up with such rapidly advancing technology around me. As industry is such a passion of mine, it is exciting looking into the endless possibilities within the field, and the ever advancing technology. Throughout the last 70 years, there have been many major milestone changes in the interactive entertainment industry, that been pivotal for many areas of technology. Many of these advancements are what have drawn me to this industry, and drives my passion…show more content…
“In 1972, Atari became the first gaming company to really set the benchmark for a large-scale gaming community. Atari not only developed their games in-house, they also created a whole new industry around the “arcade,” and in 1973, retailing at $1,095, Atari began to sell the first real electronic video game Pong, and arcade machines began emerging in bars, bowling alleys and shopping malls around the world”(Tech Crunch, 2015). As people in the tech industry started to realize that they were catching onto something big, the amount of companies beginning to develop video games increased dramatically. “Between the years of 1972 and 1985, over 15 companies began to develop video games for the rapidly expanding industry”(Tech Crunch, 2015). The evolution of the gaming console was very rapid, and within years had been significantly improved and modified to perform at much higher levels. The leading gaming company, Activision, would later be founded in 1979, starting a new era of gaming. The gaming industry continued its rapid evolution in the 1980s, with increased video game graphics, making many more possibilities for game developers. The iconic gaming company, EA, was later founded in 1982. The 1980s saw the introduction of 3D gaming, absolutely changing the industry forever. As well as 3D gaming being introduced around this time, Japans Nintendo Entertainment System was released, and played a massive role in the evolution of the gaming world. The Nintendo was a huge
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