Category Archives: Video Games
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Today in 2007, the Associated Press reported, the American Medical Association backed off calling excessive video-game playing a formal psychiatric addiction, saying instead that more research is needed. A report prepared for the AMA’s annual policy meeting had sought to strongly … Continue reading
Entertainment Software Association: “49% percent of all American homes have a video game console… more Americans than ever are playing video game on smartphones, tablets and handheld devices… More than 30% said they play games on their smartphones, compared to 20% … Continue reading
Today in 1980, the arcade game Pac-Man was first released in Japan. Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of … Continue reading
“[Video games are] just another manifestation of human mania, our endearing quality of going relentlessly after absolutely pointless goals.”–John Skow, Time Magazine, January 18, 1982 “From AI-designed games to realistic virtual worlds and social physics, gaming is changing our world … Continue reading
Today in 1972, Atari co-founders Nolan Bushnell and Al Alcorn demonstrated the first stand-alone Pong coin-operated arcade unit into Andy Cappa’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California. Pong, a simulated table tennis game, will go on to be the first commercially successful … Continue reading