Essay on How Games Have Changed from Atari to Xbox

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Atari was the first commercial video game company with hits like ‘break out” and “pong”. For many people pong was the first video game they have ever played. The idea of pong is that there is two rectangles that only move up and down and a little square that bounces around the screen until one of the rectangles miss, once the rectangle miss’ the game is over. This game may seem simple now but it sold 19,000 units so you can say what you want but back then this was the greatest game ever. Eventually “Pac-man” came along, this is what “” had to say.
On May 22, 1980, the Pac-Man video game was released in Japan and by October of the same year it was released in the United States. The yellow, …show more content…

It was created by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow, influenced by the 1972 Atari arcade game Pong, and built by Steve Wozniak aided by Steve Jobs. The game was ported to video game consoles and upgraded to video games like Super Breakout. Also, Breakout was the basis and inspiration for books, video games, film, and the apple 2 personal computers.

Here comes asteroids, but I think I should explain.

Asteroids is an arcade fourth person shooter released in November in 1979 by Atari Inc. It was one of the most popular games of the great age of arcade games, selling 70,000 arcade cabinets. Asteroids use a vector display and a two-dimensional view that wraps around in both screen axes. The player controls a spaceship in space, which has a timed traverse by flying saucers. The point of the game is to shoot and destroy asteroids and spaceships while not crashing with either, or being hit by the spaceships' lasers.

As you can see these games would seem pretty simple to us now, in fact let’s explore some of the 20th century video games. Let’s start off with prince of Persia: sands of time. This game is very well known for the puzzles that were so simple but you would over think it because it was a video game Xbox list says “sands of time is a major advancement in the gaming industry”

Here comes the game that will still have sequels in 2037 halo. “Halo” is a first person shooter that is on top of

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