Video Games - Source Of Fun & Entertainment!

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Video games have become an integral part of entertainment among teenagers and even adults. The gaming market is on the rise with new innovations being introduced at warp speed. Better graphics, interactive multimedia and superior audio quality are a few basic developments long been added to video games.

The very first video game invented was surprisingly simplistic. Patented as cathode ray tube amusement device, the first video game came out in 1947. It was a simple shooting game that used two knobs. However, the first sophisticated video game, called Tennis for two, was not invented until 1958. Then, in 1961, Steve Russell invented Space war which was the first game to be used with computer. After the introduction of interactive TV games in 1967, the first arcade game was invented in 1971. This game was based on Steve’s earlier game Space war. With the escalating demand of video games entertainment, a huge development was also made in gaming consoles. In 1972 developments like Magnavox Odyssey, Atari and Pong set new standards in the gaming industry. Atari’s “Asteroids” and “Lunar Lander” were the first games to secure a registration at copyright office. This progress in the gaming industry only marked the beginning of the tremendous future ahead.

Sony’s PlayStation series has a vital role in the success of video games industry. The first PS was a multimedia unit which played Nintendo games along with audio CDs too. PS2, the sixth generation console, was introduced in the year 2000, and the most recent iteration is the PS3 which has several advance features like Blu-Ray storage, NVIDIA RSX graphics, Bluetooth, online gaming services and much more. Sony is continuously evolving the PS series to meet the growing needs and demands.

In addition to Sony, Microsoft too introduced its gaming console, the Xbox360. It was the first console which offered built in hard disk for storing games in the console. It was also the first to have the Dolby Interactive Content-Encoding Technology. Xbox360 was the major competitor of Sony’s PS2.

All the gaming consoles and video games use hand controls or joystick to play the games. Joystick is an important tool in video game setup. The very first was invented in 1967. Currently different types of joysticks are available in the market; many gaming console manufacturers offer the tool as a part of the console.

The video game craze is a never ending one. The statistics reveal that in the year 2008, the gaming software sales were around $11.7 billion. Surveys also revealed that kids between the ages of 8-12 spend 13 hours per week in playing video games while this figure is much greater in teenagers. Adults too are found quite addicted to electronic games; the average age of adult playing video games is 35 years and they have been playing games for 12 years.

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Most people would argue on the harmful effects of playing video games but recent studies have proved that spending just reasonable time in playing video games helps relax the brain and improves body reflexes too. is a vendor of video games and it supplies video games for Xbox360, PS2, PS3, Wii, Nintendo DS, Gameboy, PC, Mac and GameCube at amazingly low prices. In addition to video games, the company also offers low priced DVDs, Blu-Ray movies and audio CDs and HD DVDs. Their products can also be bought on websites like eBay and Amazon.

As the gaming industry is evolving, real time AirsoftRC simulation games are getting quite popular. Airsoft RC is a military simulation game that uses real military tactics and fake weapons to involve players in simulated battle field. Airsoft RC offers different types of guns to be used in the game play. Although the weapons are fake, they look close to real and have near to real functionality too; though no serious harm can be done using them. Game toys can also be bought at the online store.

The video games addiction is not going to end any time soon and the craze is expected to increase; hence the gaming industry has great future prospects.

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