A History of Video Games
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1966-67/1970: First Interactive TV Game(s)
1970-1971: Computer Space
1972: The Magnavox Odyssey and Atari
Atari is founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, creators of Computer Space. They begin developing their first game, Pong.
1976: Coleco Telestar and Cartridge Based Consoles
Fairfield camera invents cartridge based video games which utilizes what looks like 8-track audio tapes to play games.
1977: The Atari 2600
1980: The Intelivision and Pac-Man
Namco releases 300,000 units of Pac-Man, which becomes the most popular arcade game of all time.
1983: The Nintendo Famicom
1986: The Nintendo Entertainment System
1989: The Gameboy, the TurboGrafx-16, and the Sega Genesis
The TurboGrafx-16 is released the first console with a 16-bit processor, and games stored on a compact disc.
The Sega Genesis is released to compete with the NES. It has superior graphics and has a 16-bit processor.
1991: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1993: The Atari Jaguar
1994: The Sony Playstation
1996: The Nintendo 64
1998: The Sega Dreamcast
2000: The Sony Playstation 2
2001: The Microsoft XBOX, the Nintendo Gamecube, and the Gameboy Advance
Nintendo releases the Gamecube and the Gameboy Advance.
2004: The Nintendo DS
2005: The PSP
2006: The XBOX 360, The Wii, and the Playstation 3