This is the first time the History of Video Games on Tour has returned to town since a sold-out event in 2019. The event took place at Eden Shopping Centre on Friday, Feb. 18, and will continue every day until the end of half term on February 27.
History of video games
Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Street Fighter II will be among the arcade classics available to those who purchase tickets, as well iconic mascots such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario, and the most recent stars like Marvel, and Pokémon games.
According to Bucks Free Press, tickets are valid for three hours, during which time all games are available for free. Gamers will be able to choose from more than 100 games, which will include arcade games, console games, and handheld games. They will also receive a bracelet that will allow them to leave and come back.
Tickets must be reserved in advance.
How did the first game begin?
Gaming has grown from a technological curiosity at a science fair in the 1950s to one of the world’s most lucrative entertainment enterprises. The recent boom in mobile technologies has transformed the industry and brought a new generation of gamers.
Indeed, gaming has become so pervasive in modern culture that even grandmothers know what Angry Birds is, and over 42% of Americans own a console.
According to Tech Crunch, Dr. Edward Uhler Condon introduced the first known game machine at the 1940 New York World’s Fair. The game, based on the ancient mathematical game of Nim, was played by 50,000 players over six months, with the computer winning almost 90% of the games.
Ralph Baer and his team released their prototype, the “Brown Box,” in 1967, over three decades later.
As per the report, the “Brown Box” was a vacuum tube circuit that allowed two users to control cubes chasing each other on the screen. The “Brown Box” could be configured to play ping pong, checkers, and four sports. A lightgun for target shooting and a specific attachment for golf putting was incorporated as sophisticated technology for the time.