You know what is cooler than a infographic about the history of gaming? A video about the history of gaming. You see someone playing these games, starting with an Oscilloscope from 1958, and I thought I had a hard time finding a NES console in good working condition.
The ‘History of Gaming’ video was made by “Game Design” students from Munich. It is a very simple video but pretty geek and retro considering they actually use working consoles, even the TV gets updated when updating the console.
You can see the following games in the video:
- Tennis for Two, Oscilloscope, 1958
- Pacman, Arcade, 1980
- Donkey Kong, NES, 1986
- Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, 1991
- Street Fighter II. SNES, 1991
- Super Mario 64, Nintendo 64, 1996
- Final Fantasy VII, Sony Playstation, 1997
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursiut 2, Sony Playstation 2, 2002
- Ecco the Dolphin, Sega Dreamcast, 2000
- Super Smash Bros. Melee, Nintendo Game Cube, 2001
- Wii Sports Golf, Nintendo Wii, 2006
- God of War III, Sony Playstation 3, 2010
- Rock Band, XBox 360, 2008
A noticeable absence is the Atari console, a pity the didn’t include it as it is one of the most memorable consoles till today.
From these games I have only played Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Mega Drive. It was one of the first video games I ever played. The only console I ever owned was the NES, I only owned a couple of games, Mario Bros. with the Olympic set and Duck Hunt, Duck Tales, Top Gun and a memorable one, Bump ‘n Jump.
All games and consoles I have played I did at friends, Playstation 1 and 2, XBOX, Nintendo 64, Game Cube and once a Wii. Now the most close I come to playing video games is on my iPhone; Angry Birds, Fishing Kings and Tony Hawk.