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Got Game?
February 9, 2010, 10:54 am
Filed under: Experience, Great Stuff, Zeitgeist

Got to love visualisation.

Also check out the video game time line here.

You can search the timeline by person, technology, business, console, accessory, game or cultural.

The timeline starts at Charles Babbage in 1792 with some key turning points  games development, like the establishment of Milton Bradley in the 1860’s and the launch of Nintendo in 1889.

1947 is believed to be the first year when a game was designed for playing on a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). This very simple game was designed by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann. A patent application was filed on January 25th, 1947 and U.S. Patent  #2 455 992 issued on Dec 14th, 1948.

Spacewar! is one of the earliest known digital computer games. Steve “Slug” Russell, Martin “Shag” Graetz and Wayne Witaenem of the fictitious “Hingham Institute” conceived of the game in 1961. It took approximately 200 hours of work to create the initial version.

Anyways- there’s loads of history geekiness – and some really useful launch dates and synopsis of most of the major games up to 2010.



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This post was mentioned on Twitter by katiechatfield: Got Game? A visualisation of the latest gaming state- and a great searchable video game timeline http://bit.ly/a1aFY6

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Oh thats awesome as. I never realised the Wii was so popular. I’ve been a gamer for ages, got a lot of fond memories of NES and N64, we actually still have and play N64’s lol.

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