The Evolution of Gaming Consoles @ ThinkComputers.org

@ 2013/08/30
Game consoles have come a long way in a very short period of time. The gamers of today would get a hearty laugh if they were to experience the gaming consoles that first sparked the passion for digital gaming that many of us hold so dearly. It all started back in 1967. Many of you may be thinking of pong already. However, the Atari classic did not hit the shelves until 1976. It was The Brown Box that was the real pioneer. This machine was the very first piece of equipment that allowed people to interact with their televisions. One of the first games was “Fox and Hounds.” In this game, one player controlled a number of white dots whose job was to chase and corner the opposing players red dot. It was rudimentary but groundbreaking. The Brown Box is now housed in the Smithsonian Institute.

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