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History of Classic Video Games - The First Pioneers (1952 - 1970)
In 1952 Alexander Sandy Douglas develops the first graphics based video game, plus breaks ground in artificial intelligence with his game OXO. Using a EDSAC vacuum-tube computer, code written on punch cards and a cathode ray tube to display the graphics, the video game allows the players to compete with a computer in a game of Tic-Tac-Toe. During the 60s several game pioneers continued working on early game demos and programs and the earliest versions of Space War and Simon entered the scene.
The 1st Generation of Classic Video Game Systems (1971 - 1975)
Computer Space and Galaxy Game are the first two coin-op arcade video games ever created. Released two months apart, both are ports of the PDP computer game Spacewars!
The 2nd Generation of Classic Video Game Systems (1976 to 1982)
This begins the 2nd Generation of Classic Video Game Systems, which continues the success of video games and consoles until the market becomes flooded with advancements and knock-offs faster than consumers can keep up. To your TV and a wide variety of video games, from originals to remakes of the biggest arcade hits. In 1978 Space Invaders was the first game to display high scores. Retro Arcade Game Releases of 1979 includes: Asteroids Basketball, Football, and Galaxian. In 1981 the First Gaming Mag was published, and Retro Arcade Game releases of that year includes: Frogger, Galaga, and Donkey Kong - the first game to feature Mario. In 1982 Commodore 64 was releases and quickly becomes the most popular home computer of all time. Most gamers of this generation get their first experience of video games using this retro system. Retro Arcade Game Releases of 1982 includes: Burger Time, Buck Rogers, Donkey Kong Jr., Joust, Pole Position, Popeye, Xevious, and Zaxxon. The rest is history, and today you can play several of these retro arcade games online for free.