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Video game consoles by generation

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The main article for this category is History of video games.


Timelines of video games

Video game consoles by generation

Video game exhibitions

Years in video gaming



1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

Acorn Arcade

Atari Corporation

Atari video game burial

BASIC Computer Games

Bertie the Brain

Book:Early history of video games

Brad Fregger

Britsoft: An Oral History

Cathode-ray tube amusement device

Colossal Cave Adventure

Critical Path Project

David Nelson (video game player)

Development of Spore

Donkey Kong (video game)

Doris Self

Dukedom (game)

Early history of video games

Eighth generation of video game consoles

Fifth generation of video game consoles

First generation of video game consoles

Fourth generation of video game consoles

Game canon

GamePC Consortium

Golden Era of Spanish Software

Golden age of arcade video games

Grand Theft Auto III

Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition


History of Microsoft Flight Simulator

History of massively multiplayer online games

History of online games

History of the Nintendo Entertainment System

History of video games

How They Got Game

Hunt the Wumpus

Lemmings (video game)

List of commercial failures in video gaming

Mugwump (computer game)

Multi-load games


Nintendo DS launch

Nintendo Entertainment System

North American video game crash of 1983


PlayStation 3 launch

PlayStation Portable launch

Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life

Ralph H. Baer

Second generation of video game consoles

Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

Seventh generation of video game consoles

Shadow of the Beast

Sixth generation of video game consoles

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991 video game)

Super Mario 64

Super Mario Bros.

Tennis for Two

The Cottage (video game)

Third generation of video game consoles

Thumb Candy

Timeline of arcade video game history

Todd Rogers (video game player)

Videogame History Museum


Walter Day

Wii launch

William Higinbotham

Xbox 360 launch


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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:07:00 -0800

At four years old, you have yet to discover video games. I have kept you away from them, distracting you with healthier, more intellectual pursuits, like watching telly, and having three-hour conversations about who would win in a fight between a ...

Miami New Times

Miami New Times
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 06:25:16 -0800

Printed on a wall near the entrance of the exhibit are the words of Melissinos, which describe the exhibit's origins. Midway through, he breaks down precisely how videogames are, in fact, art: “The short, yet prolific, 40-year history of video games ...

MinuteHack (registration) (blog)

MinuteHack (registration) (blog)
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:52:30 -0800

When looking back at the history of video games, the 1980s seem like the golden era. Seminal games and characters including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders all herald from the original arcade era and still hold a special place in the hearts of ...

Elite Daily (blog)

Elite Daily (blog)
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:33:45 -0800

You can thank Mirra for an entire generation of people who defined “cool” as a combination of adventure, focus, creativity and, oh yeah, punk rock. In fact, “Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX” may very well have had the best soundtrack in the history of video ...

The Cheat Sheet

The Cheat Sheet
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:11:15 -0800

It caps off one of the most important franchises in the history of video games! How could it languish below the top 10 in sales for the year? I have a few ideas. For one thing, it's very different than previous entries in the series. Although it has ...


Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:37:30 -0800

While Omikron isn't much more than a footnote in the wider history of video games, it's notable as an early example of games cross-pollinating with other realms of entertainment. Bowie, ever the pioneer, is remembered today for his lasting impact, and ...

Game Rant

Game Rant
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:02:37 -0800

The history of video games is littered with a wide variety of gaming lawsuits and legal battles. Back in the 1980s, Nintendo entered into a dogged legal battle with Universal Studios over Donkey Kong's likeness to movie monster King Kong. More recently ...

The Escapist

The Escapist
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:41:03 -0800

Doctor Who has a long history of video games that rarely lived up to the show's potential. Telltale's formula offers a great alternative: Episodic, character-focused games where your decisions influence time and space. Actions and conversations held in ...

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