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Boasting vivid graphics, rapid pacing, and complex narratives, electronic games have evolved both visually and substantially since the early days of Spacewar! and Pong. By allowing users to explore fictional universes, engage in stealth missions, play like their favorite athletes or musicians, and imagine realities both similar to and far-removed from their own, electronic games appeal to a variety of individuals and interests. This absorbing volume details the development of electronic gaming including arcade and early home video consoles through massive multiplayer online games, and examines some of the most popular games of all time.From Atari to Xbox Britannica Educational Publishing Ray, Michael ... electronic game, was released in 1972 by the American game manufacturer Atari, Inc. One of the earliest video games, Pong became ... tem game. After striking an exclusive deal with Sears, Roebuck and Company, Pong was soon in the homes of manyanbsp;...

Author:Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher:Britannica Educational Publishing - 2011-11-01


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