Video games have come a long way as the time line shows from the early days to today's awe inspiring graphics and gameplay, has gaming reached it's full potential or are the possibilities endless?
This just made me feel really, really old.
I know I'm only 24 and this infographic makes it seem like I've leaved many decades.
I started gaming with NES. Good times. I still play some of my older consoles from time to time.
My timeline started in the 3rd generation, but with 2nd generation consoles sigh...
Atari 2600 was my first console that I actually owned, but I had played with an Odyssey, Vectrex and other early machines. If I listed every console I have owned (or still own) it would be pretty amazing to look back and know the amount of great games I have had the gift/pleasure to experience.
I love gaming, I started with the famicom and I'll never stop This song will make you feel all of you better with the nostalgia http://www.youtube.com/watc...
@ Ziriux lol dude im 23 and i feel old!.. i started playing with the 3rd generation, being a chinese nintendo that came with 66 games pre install in the system! and all the games where in english not chinese how awesome is that.. of curse at that time my english was fu.... horrible, hell even my spanish was horrible. i just play the games with my GAMER INSTINCT not even knowing what was going on in the game lol.... anyway had played with one of the first generation sistems the atari 2600... one regret i still have is not have bought the DREAMCAST when it went to sell with like 20 games 4 controlers all for like 100 bucks in a local gamestop that i used to go. that day still hunts me down..
The 5th generation was GOLDEN. Great times.
5th generation was definitely my favorite generation.
This is one of the best images the internet has given me in quite some time
Yea, it was a beautifully done info graphic.
This is definitly in the top 1000 for me after all the porn ones :P
I was alive for most of this...
Darn, you're old! :) all joking aside, pong makes anyone feel old.
We've come a long way since gaming begun. Epic, graphics, stories and even gameplay.
Pong had a good story
The epic story of one bat versus another. There could be only one.
I remember playing star chess with my family in 1981. One of my earliest memories, nevermind gaming memories. Damn it's gone quick.
Gen 1 gamer right here. I had a console I've never seen again anywhere else. The controller was like a little box with one button on top. It had a thin steel pin for a joystick that moved around in a full circle but was tilted about 10 degrees off square, abit like the joystick for 720 in arcades if anyone remembers that. "Skate or Die". The only game I remember properly was a motorbike game that rode left to right and then dropped down a level when it got to the edge of the screen. There were boxes on the road and all you had to do was wheelie as you went over the boxes and you wouldnt crash. Oh, and it had a bit where you hit a ramp flatout and had to jump more and more buses. Maybe it wasnt a real console, but just a machine with a one game built in, and that might explain why I've never heard of it again , but I think we had 2 games, I just cant remember the other one. I'm pretty sure it was around 1980, before the NES, and for some reason Hanimex rings a bell, but I might be dreaming that. PS Cant believe they didnt mention Game & Watch. Along with arcades, that where I really fell in love with games. Popeye, Donkey Kong, Oil Panic, and Octopus were the best.
I used to love the arcades, I'd spend ages just watching people play games (fair enough it was because I didn't have any money to play the games half the time) but there was something magical about arcade games. The arcades are a thing of the past now and I miss them a lot. My last memories of spending any sort of time at arcades were when I was at college. There was a load of us that used to play SF2, the place was jam packed. It's gone now. The only time I see arcades are when I go to the sea front in Summer, and it's not quite the same, there are more fruit machines than arcade games. It's progress I suppose, but it saddens me sometimes.
Yeah, I miss it too. Every weekend we'd line up at the Fish and Chip shop before it was even open, waiting to play the games there, or we'd be rushing there after school for another go at Double Dragon. Ahh memories. Even later in life, my friend worked in an arcade and we would wait til closing, smoke a bowl in the back office and then go out and play all the games at our leisure. Good times, noodle salad. PS Its not a console but a special mention should go out to the Commodore 64. Man I put some hours into that. We used to have big sleepovers that would go til the sun came up. I never had such a social games machine as that one.
Wow, never knew you guys were in gaming that long. Much respect to you both, as it is rare to know gamers who have seen the industry at its infancy.
I start up with NES and worked my way through the console wars between Sega Genesis then Super Nintendo to Playstation next was Sega Dreamcast from there I got a plastation 2 after that then was Microsoft Xbox with Xbox Live service right after was Xbox 360 also with Xbox Live blade menu at last the Playstation 3 now.
who would think the ps2 is still selling strong after the next gen consoles come out yet you hardly see a oringal xbox any more lol
The most EPIC! consoles at the time period was Playstation, Sega Dreamcast and Playstation 2.
This timeline sure takes me back... I started gaming in the first years of the 1990's. This was a time where 2D games were at their peak in its golden era, the Arcades were beginning to breath their last breath, and the dawn of the 3D games was just around the corner; I never was aware of all that, though, because I was quite young at the time. There were many consoles I have played in this decade ranging from the NES to the 3DO, and of course, the PS one which I hold in high regard. The 90's was a great time to be a gamer, and was one of those time periods that was exciting to grow up in with all this innovation and changes happening all around you. This decade wasn't too bad either, but has not come close, in my opinion. I'm sure the new generation would see this decade in a similar light the way I've seen mine.
I dun most of these things.
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