A guest article I wrote over on Power Chords, a great site. Make sure to read!
You may have noticed, but here at Power Cords we’re big fans of gaming. To offer some perspective on the history of our favorite medium, fellow blogger and gaming enthusiast Michael takes us through part one of gaming’s history.
Video games as an art form have not been around for long, but the impact they’ve had on humanity is staggering. Last year in 2011, the video game industry outstripped movies in terms of profit made, and this year looks to be no different. From the relative obscurity of the 80’s, to the 21st century, It has become a multi-million industry covering every genre and style through different platforms. Just how did this immense growth happen? Let’s investigate.
1960 – 1980: In the beginning.
While video games can be traced back as far as 1947 with the cathode ray tube amusement device, it wasn’t until the sixties that gaming…
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