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The First Video Games?

The first true video games date back several decades including the commonly known classics. However, the first appearance of games in an electronic forms dates back much further. Named the “Cathode ray tube amusement device”, this game was a missile simulator, which was based on the radar screens from WW2. This was however, created in 1947 and as you can imagine, it was very basic but, it was a start for what was to come in the future.

After this, there were numerous other games created electronically including chess but, in 1951, the first purpose built gaming computer was created. This was the NIMROD computer and played the game “nim”, and was the first digital gaming computer in its form. Despite this, the next step in the direction of modern video games came along the very next year in the form of the game named “OXO” or tic tac toe. However, the most significant part of this game was that it was the first to be implemented on a graphical screen.

In just under a decade, the next or new generation of games arrived with Spacewar! This was a game in which you controlled a space ship to try and destroy another space ship while circling a star. This game is, essentially the father of all modern shooting games (including your precious cod).

However, the next step on video game history is a rather significant one. In 1966 the worlds first ever-home console was created named “Odyssey”. This console also introduced a basic form of cartridge gaming, but in this form the game cartridge looked somewhat like a chip of ram.

Oh and on a personal note id like to add that the space centre is not a mile from DMU. That is all.

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