Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Short History of Video Games

A Short Visual History of Videogames by Kyle Downes

Leaving aside the poor audio quality and the fact that Australians apparently pronounce Sega "See-gah", this is a genuinely delightful AND informative look back on the history of videogames. Glad the "E.T." debacle and subsequent videogame market crash gets a mention; I'm old enough to remember playing that game, if you can even term such an experience "playing" (and not "making my little brother cry with the torturous impossibility and dullness of") and so I have a first-hand understanding of how a single game could bring an entire industry to the brink of total collapse. Anyway, the whole video is charming and remarkably well-done. Watch it and learn something!

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