The Battle Of The Gaming Industry

1372 WordsApr 13, 20156 Pages
POW! POW! POW! Instinctively, the soldier dives behind cover. The soldier hears more shots, and he sticks his head out of cover. He can see the muzzle flash of a gun being fired. He lifts his gun and open fires. He sees someone bolt out of cover; he turns toward them, but only to hear the sound of no ammo. He grabs his sidearm, and the enemy turns with his gun raised. The soldier fires 3 shots the last one killing his enemy. Sidearm Kill 125 and headshot 50 appears just below him. Video games have always been a source of entertainment and an escape from reality. However, most do not know a lot about the history of the gaming industry. It is a long history full of ones rising to power and falling, betrayal, and exploring a whole new world that could only be reached in dreams. Ironically, the best way to describe gaming history is to say it was not a game. In 1972 Pong, one of the first successful video game, was released (“A Brief” para. 4). Another success for the gaming industry in 1972, was the Atari 2600 which became the role model for other consoles (“A Brief” para. 4). little did Atari know, they would turn to practices that would lead to one the most infamous times in video game history: The Video Game Crash of 1983 (“A Brief” para. 4). On September 23, 1889, a company known as Nintendo was founded as playing card makers (“A Brief para. 9). Nintendo stayed that way until 1963, but in 1977 Nintendo hired a student, Shigeru Miyamoto (“A Brief” para. 10). Little did he

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