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For the start of video games it wasn’t too bad. Quality was not the best for the start of the generations. The First person to make a so called “game system” was Ralph Baer and it was called Pong it was more like a HUGE arcade game but still, it is a system. That was the first ever game system ever made and it all started generation one! One cool thing about this generation was that all were made by the same person Ralph Baer and he made “The Brown Box” it was the first gaming system!
Atari, which came out 2 years after the Odyssey, Senger Emily states “ In the 1977 with the launch of Atari 2600 video game console. Atari dominated the home-market through the 70’s and 80’s.” Atari is the first big game company to emerge in U.S soil and dominated the game market. The Magnavox Odyssey sold with Magnavox tv’s and brought forth the idea that the game system only worked on their tv’s. With the arrival of Atari’s 2600 video game console they released Pong ,similar to Odyssey’s paddle and ball game, a new game that sold better than their rival, Odyssey. “Atari's position as the top video-game console brand dipped in the early '80s, when competitors flooded the market and quality across the industry waned leading to the video game crash of 1983”which Senger Emily claim to be Atari’s downfall.
After the console, Magnavox Odyssey (1972), was released and made a big impact on the market, more and different companies and corporations released more systems with such specifications. Although the consoles had been a great hit, there was only one playable game in each console. The purpose of creating gaming consoles was mainly to provide families with their own videogame console at their own home. However, the modifications made to these consoles were very small but at that time it took a long time to be able to develop adaptors. The modifications that were made to these regular arcade games ware to make them smaller and compact.
“History of video gaming starts in 1972 with the birth of the Magnavox Odyssey” (Klooster). It was the first game system that was available for the consumer market. With the high cost of hardware and the improvement of technology, this company’s home computer system did not survive past the 1970’s. Atari was also a pioneer in gaming. Second was Atari.
He referred to the console as “Brown Box.” Brown Box played multiple games but the most popular games were ball and paddle games, and target shooting games. Baer pitched his invention to several television manufacturers and later signed a contract with Magnavox in 1971. After renaming Brown Box to Odyssey, Magnavox released the first home video game to the public in 1972. In that same year, Atari released the first arcade game, called PONG. The inventors of PONG planed to license their product to companies capable of producing large amounts; but after realizing the enormous potential behind their product, decided to sell the system themselves.