Evolution of Gaming

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Gaming has changed so much over the decades that controllers are now also screens!

Gaming has changed so much over the decades that controllers are now also screens!

Audrey Langston-Wiebe

Audrey Langston-Wiebe

Gaming has changed so much over the decades that controllers are now also screens!

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Today, gaming is a massive industry worth over $100 billion and with about 2.2 billion gamers worldwide, it’s not hard to see why video games are so popular. The world of gaming has been evolving since the late 1900’s, from simple arcade games such as Pac-Man to advanced mobile games like Fortnite, our generation has witnessed it all. Where has gaming gone in its past, and where is it destined to go in the future?


Pacman by Alynna Sotam

You remember the game that involves colors such as, pink, yellow, orange, or a red little monster floating, Pacman! Pacman used to be a game where we had to drag our feet and walk or even catch the bus to get to arcades. Many people now considered, the “old” people; spent hundreds of quarters just to play arcade games such as Pacman,  which now doesn’t seem as a big deal to us since we have Technology. Pacman was first released in Japan, at the time the game was called ‘Puck Man’ in May 1980. It was then distributed to the United States in October 1980.


Racing Games by Omar Leon-Barrientos

Car racing games nowadays are simulation/arcade games with very high graphics and a wide variety of cars. Games such as Forza,need for speed,or Gran Turismo are very famous racing games among the car community. But how were racing games back then? Was there always high graphics with a large variety of cars? Well games always have to start from somewhere right.

Racing games started in the 70’s, Racing games in the 70’s were not the best matter a fact, perhaps the worst racing games in the current age. But these games are what started over 800 racing games among various consoles starting a gaming genre that will likely never die. The 90’s were when games found their own style with a wide range from arcade to realistic games. Racing games nowadays are games that have a variety for everyone. You want to play a cartoony racing game? Play Mario Kart. Want to do some illegal street racing that you could go to jail for in real life? Play Midnight Club. Want to play a simulation game? Play Forza or Gran Turismo. There’s a game for everybody in the gaming world, no matter their skill level or interests.


Fortnite by Mark Mendez

Fortnite began in September 26, 2017. The first battle pass came out on season 2 which was in December 14, 2017. For closure, Epic Games has been renovating through each amazing season by displaying better graphics and adding more valuable game playing series such as distinct game modes. Since Fortnite is free many of their salary is made of V Bucks which are used to purchase certain components. Fortnite is an addicting game which have accumulated 125 million players in the world, 40 million competitors log in to Fortnite every month.


In conclusion gaming has evolved over the past 50 years, from simple games such as Pacman, to complex games such as Fortnite . Although the times of Pacman have ended, a new era of games has begun, one with endless possibilities, and millions of games that cater to every person’s interests, the possibilities are endless!

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