Today, I'm going to tell you the fascinating story. Behind the Invention of Video games!
Did you know? The Video Game Era started as Early as the 1950's. But because of the High 💲Costs back then. These Video games were only used for boring research purposes, But soon in 1958, Video game was created for Entertainment. It was a Tennis game for two. But again, it was Discontinued in a year because of its high cost. As the decade progressed, many game designing enthusiasts. It came up with different kinds of Computer games. Like Sports, Puzzles, Cards, Logic and even Board games. However, these too didn't make it to the common public.
But one man, decided to take the road less traveled. And today we know this man as the " Father of Video Games. "
Ralph Baer, Ralph is an Engineer, who saw the oppurtunity in the falling prizes of TV sets, to bring down Costs. Ralph began to explore the Idea, of playing the Video games on TV Screens. But his early attempts were not fruitful.
However, in 1966, Ralph decided to present his Brain child to one of his supervisers. A smart move indeed. As he was given a sum of 2500 Dollars emmediately. Along with the time and help of two other Engineers, and then began the days and nights of hardwork. Soon, Ralph and the 2 men developed the first First Video game Console. And to play the the exciting games, all you had to do was to connect the console to your TV set. So Ralph took his invention to apply for patent. Interestingly, within 15 minutes, every examiner on the floor was around it, wanting to play the game. Soon Ralph started seeking a buyer for his invention. But no one took him or his invention seriously.
Luckily, there was one Electronic company who saw it's potential. And in 1972, the world's video game system rolled out to the public, and as you know how entertaining video games are. In just One year 100,000 Consoles were sold, and as 300,000 Consoles by the end of 1975. Through the years the cost of Computer fell.
The Coin based Arcade Video games came in and ruled the gaming industry. Technology progressed by leaps and bounds. And so did the home of gaming systems. And today, we even have Motion sensing Video games. But I'm sure I can tell you some Facts, that you probably Don't know.
You must heard things like " Video games are Bad for you, kid " or " Video games can Harm your brain ,"
Well, the Good news is, this isn't quite True! Studies have shown that playing Action games help us the make the right decisions Faster. The international Video game Industry generated a whooping 99.6 Billion Dollars in 2016, which was more than double the revenue of the International Filming Industry. Isn't that amazing to Know?
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