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Video Game Console : First Generation

Video Games Console : First Generation

Video games consoles first generation start on 1972 when Magnavox released the first home video game console which could be connect to a TV set – the Magnavox Odyssey, invented by Ralph H Baer.

We knew that in the late 1940, the first computer game were appeared, but it wasn’t because they were based around vector display, not analog video. The public began to take more notice of the emerging industry when atari’s arcade game pong popularized video games.

On the auntumn of 1975, Magnavox released a scaled down console that only played pong and hockey, the Odyssey 100.

A second “higher end” console, the Odyssey 200 was released with new feature are on screen scoring, up to four players and third game – smash.

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