Evolution of Home Video Game Consoles: 1967 – 2011 Video gaming has come a long way since the early days of Pong and Pac-man. We can now play affordable games of high calibre with 3D graphics and awesome interactivity in the comfort of our home, taking for granted the little and subtle improvements made to each and every consoles before becoming what they are today. In a way, the aggressive competition between companies of video game consoles had churned out the superior features of video gaming to bring to us the excellent quality we see today. As you shall see below, the evolution of video game consoles is indeed intriguing. Whether you’re a gamer or not, this is a great opportunity for you to go behind the scene and uncover the ‘making’ of present-day consoles! The first video game console (working prototype) debuted as a bulky rectangular brown wooden box with two attached controllers, and thus the name "Brown Box". "Brown Box" (1967) Magnavox Odyssey (1972) Atari Sears Tele-Games Pong System (1975) Magnavox Odyssey 100 (1975) Wii (2006)
Situated Research The Future of Gaming: A Portrait of the New Gamers In the spring of 2011, Latitude Research launched a study to understand the recent explosion in gaming, driven in part by the popularity of mobile phones and tablets. Specifically, the study sought to uncover how the profile of the stereotypical gamer has changed, various motivations for gaming, and the evolving role of games in moving traditionally online experiences into the “offline” world—suggesting new opportunities for game and technology developers, educators, and social innovators. As one study participant noted: Games have previously been denigrated as socially isolating, with the stereotypical, petulant and portly adult playing a viscerally violent game in his parents’ basement: the quintessential ‘gamer’ image that has existed for many years in popular culture. With grandparents now playing Wii Tennis and my cousins in Australia and Canada playing Xbox Live with each other, games are fulfilling [a much more social role] than they were a decade ago. Who are the New Gamers?
Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds Taekwan Kim's Blog - Validation Theory The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. Today, I’d like to propose a very basic idea: a consequence is a reward whenever it validates the player. Conversely, and more importantly, a consequence is a punishment whenever it invalidates the player. Simple, yes? Perhaps simplistic even. If we take the premise as granted, however, a careful examination should produce some practical insights into how validation shapes player activity. Validation: The Source of All Rewards The pursuit of validation—objectively, the psychological result when reality matches schema; subjectively, the feeling that an investment (intellectual, emotional, material, etc.) has been justified—is one of those things that, because it so thoroughly and expansively permeates human behavior, largely escape our conscious awareness. Our goal, then, becomes quite clear.
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