Evolution Of Video Game Systems

Where did video games begin and where are they now?

The First System

The first system was called the brown box. It was created in 1967 and was a home game system that included a brown box to hook up to your T.V and two brown box controllers. Ping-pong, tennis, handball, volleyball, chase games and a light-gun game were all games played on the brown box.
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Video game systems improved immensely starting at 1972 through 2000. Systems like the odyssey, Atari's pong, Original Nintendo, game boy, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation 2 were created through this time period. 2001 was the turning point for video games everywhere with the release of the Xbox. A system that has 3D graphics that changed everyone's thoughts on gaming. 2002 - 2005 are the dates for the creation of the game boy advance, Nintendo DS, and the Sony's PSP. 2006 was the creation of the GameCube system.


Today gaming has changed immensely With systems like the Nintendo WII, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3.

My Exhibit

My Exhibit will have different stations for different years of video game systems. There would be a section for 1967-1975 Including systems like the brown box, The magnavox odyssey, And Atari's Pong. Then a section for 1976-1990 with systems like Atari's Pinball, Vectrex, The original Nintendo, and the super Nintendo. 1993-2000 would include various systems like the PlayStation, Nintendo virtual boy, and the Nintendo 64. 2000-2001 would have the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Our last system would be for years 2001-2010 with the Xbox 360, Play station 3 and the Nintendo Wii.