Gamers around the world now have the ability to put themselves into the world of video games with the newest virtual reality technology. But, what were the games that first got you excited to play? Many people don't realize that the first video game was invented in the '50s, only a few years after color television. It's true! In October of 1958, a physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory invented a tennis game very similar to Pong.
So, are you a first-person shooter? Do you prefer the pixelated antics of nostalgic gaming heroes such as Pac Man, Qbert, or Donkey Kong? Or, are you an '80s and '90s champion who spends your day trying to save the princess in games such as Super Mario Brothers and Zelda? It takes quick reflexes, experiences and the innate ability to predict what is to come to be a great gamer. And while many gamers nowadays play alongside friends thousands of miles away, there is something to be said for the intimate setting of a gaming room and a bunch of friends gathered around a screen. Saturday night NBA Jam anyone?
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