Monday, February 27, 2012

PS Vita

This is, in my opinion, one of the worst things ever. The PS vita is basically Sony's newest PSP. With Dual Analog Sticks and a 5 inch OLED screen, 3G capability, Bluetooth, Wi-fi, and a touchscreen Sony believes it's the newest wave of gaming. With storage that varies anywhere from 4GB to 32GB you can choose just how much space you need.
    But with all the new consoles and devices already released was this really necessary? PS vita is just a copycat of the PSP and holds no new material to capitalize on.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

In a time not so far away... Original Playstation

The original Playstation is by far my favorite console of all time. Sony really outperformed on this console. I can remember first getting Crash Bandicoot and sitting down and playing it for hours at a time. Playstation first made it's debut in 1994. Playstation is one of the first disc consoles of it's age. It opened the gateway for all new systems and redefined the gaming industry as a whole.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Nintendo

Believe it or not Nintendo actually started off as a playing card company from Japan in 1889. They didn't venture into electronics until 1974 when the secured the rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey video game console. They began to make their own hardware in 1977. The release of Donkey Kong in 1981 boosted their profits exponentially. With their line of handheld devices like the GameBoy Nintendo revolutionized the way gaming is done today on a global scale.


Pong

Pong is one of the earliest video games that made mainstream popularity. It's basically a table tennis simulated game with 2-D graphics. Pong was released by Atari Inc. in 1972 and it made a solid foundation for the video game industry. With what started as a practice game which morphed into a $12 billion dollar industry it's almost unimaginable to think about what would are world be if Allen Alcorn had decided not to make Pong.


Kickin it old school


For my first post I figured i'd take you all back in time. Back to when Activision came out with the first wave of  the future, Atari 2600. Atari 2600 was released back in October 1977 and was credited with the first major use of game cartridges. In 2007 it was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. In '09 IGN listed it as the 2nd greatest video game console of all time. Atari released notable games such as Adventure, Pitfall, Breakout, and Atlantis. Everybody who lived throughout the 70's and 80's knows how memorable Atari was. With its standard joystick and button layout it was one of the simplest systems to operate. 


Atari will always be remembered no matter how advanced our gaming industry may go. 
Thank you Atari for the groundbreaking work you did. <3