In the early 1970s, games grew up on the online platform for the first time. Since then, these online games have become part of our daily lifestyle. These games have evolved from simple rectangular blips to rich full-color textured graphics with excellent sound and complex interaction between the players and the system. Many video game systems have built-in special effects that have features such as unique lighting or real-time texture mapping. An arcade game is a coin operated machine installed in restaurants, video radars, public places and entertainment centers.
The most popular arcade games were the shooting galleries, ball games or coin operated machines that tell a person about their wealth. The first commercial arcade game, Computer Space, was introduced in 1971 by Nutting Associates. In 1972, Atari Pong introduced to the arcades. Interestingly, both Atari and Computer Space were formed by Nolan Bushnell. In 1975 Atari brought home the version of their popular arcade game Pong. Pong was sold exclusively through Sears and also carried the Sears logo. Pong as a huge success opened doors to video games in the home.
In 1976, Fairchild Channel F released the first removable gaming system. In its footsteps, Atari also introduced Atari Computer Space, 2600 which became a huge success. It used removable cartridges, which allowed a lot of games to play with the same hardware. The complicated 2600 hardware included a MOS 6502 microprocessor with 128 bytes of RAM and 4-kilobytes ROM-based gaming cartridges. Stella, a custom graphic chip, controlled the synchronization to the TV and other video processing tasks. Games were coded on ROM chips housed in plastic cartridges. The ROM is connected to a circuit board that contains series of metal contacts along the edge. When power was applied it would sense the presence of ROM and load the software into memory.
Although systems like the Atari 2600 got interest among the players, but it faded over time due to poor arcade standards. It was because of this fact that in 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was introduced by Nintendo which changed the image of video games online forever. NES introduced three concepts in its game console:
o A controller instead of a joystick.
o Authentic reproduction of arcade video games for the home playing system
o Use the hardware as a loss manager by pricing it too high and then profiting from the games themselves.
This strategy went well and Nintendo is still expanding to new horizons in online video games.
Make sure you make the most of your online gaming consoles !!