Arcade Games And Those Who Started The Craze

It was in 1971 that Nolan Bushnell changed the world, when he and Ted Dabney created the first ever commercially sold arcade game, Computer Space. It may not have been a great success, but a year later arcade games would change forever when Bushnell and Dabney added two words to our language, Atari, and Pong. Pong was the first real success story, a simple game where you would control a paddle and and hit a ball from left to right until somebody missed it.

Now these may not have been the first ever computer games, for that we need to go all the way back to 1952, when A. S. Douglas made a graphical version of Tic-Tac-Toe on a EDSAC vacuum-tube computer. But it was games like William Higinbotham’s Tennis For Two, made in 1958 in a US nuclear research lab on a Brookhaven National Laboratory oscilloscope, and 1962′s SpaceWar, using a MIT PDP-1 mainframe computer that influenced the first ever arcade games.

It was in the Seventies that arcade game business began to grow. 30 games came out between 1971 and 1973, between 1974 and 1975 there were 57, and then suddenly in 1976 there were 53 releases.

During this time, a certain college drop out got a job at the newly formed Atari. The young Steve Jobs lasted just one semester at Reed College, before becoming employee number 40 at the Atari Los Gatos facility. Soon he was sneaking his friend Steve Wozniak into the place so they could play the arcade machines late at night. The two were instrumental in the hardware for another variation of the pong game, the very successful, Breakout. Jobs and Wozniak would of course go on to form the Apple Computer Company, which is a whole other story.

Up until 1974 most video games used simple block graphics, but then Atari introduced ROM chips to store graphical data and the first game to use this was called Tank. In 1975 Midway would be the first to use microprocessors, as they released the Western game, Gunfight. Many of Midway’s games were developed by Taito in Japan, a growing force in the industry.

These game were mainly found in bars and arcades until Space Invaders, licensed by Midway from Taito. In 1978, the invasion was also into new spaces. This game was popular that suddenly every shop wanted it, and little corner stores began to carry the games. Atari’s answer to Space Invaders was Asteroids. It would go onto become the biggest selling game of all time.

1979 would introduce color for the first time and then in 1980 Toru Iwatani would design a game based on a Japanese folk-tale that would change everything. It would have TV show spin-offs, clothing and even breakfast cereals, and live on until today. That game of course was Pac Man. The following year Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, most recently acclaimed for designing the Wii, gave us Donkey Kong and the one character that could rival Pac Man’s popularity, Mario.

In 1981 Atari introduced Centipede to the world, and this was the first game to be co-designed by a woman, Dona Bailey. Interestingly it was also the first game to have a big female player base.

In 1982 Midway made a game based on the movie, Tron, which has just had its sequel released in 2011! This game would end up producing more profit than the movie.

These were the early days that led to the revolution of the Eighties that would see the games evolve with computer technology. Today, arcade games are as popular as ever, fighting, racing and interactive dancing games that these early creators could not even imagine. But without their work, none of it would have been possible.

Hulk Games and Rescuing Games

Most of the arcade phase computer games that can be found on the Internet,and can be played online for free or after you pay different amounts, are inspired from movies or cartoons characters. After they become very popular like that, the people involved in computer games industry, create different types of games, in which these characters must accomplish tasks, similar to the ones they had to do in the original movie. Most of these characters are the good heroes of the movies, who must save the world from different difficult situation.

This thing is also available for the Hulk games. Who didn’t hear about this green hero. There is a multitude of games with Hulk as main character. The incredible graphic of these games will keep your interest alive, but beside that the tasks he must accomplish will make you spend hours in front of the computer. These games are mostly created for boys. They are the ones who dream to save the world from the enemy. Adults as well may be captured by these games, and play along with their children. Any way it is a good idea to supervise your young child while he is playing so you will choose games less violent. You can go for Hulk games like Hulk Throw Tank, Pic Tart Hulk, Wolverine Vs Hulk, Photo Mess-Hulk, Puzzle Madness-Hulk, Hulk Bad Altitude Game and many others as well.

Other types of games, mostly created for boys, are the rescue games. They can be very challenging as well. There are many games on the Internet with this theme from which you can choose. You can find rescue games created for all ages possible. They are a very good option for small children as well, because like that they will be able to develop important skills like attention, patience, and others. Their graphics are made so they will be attractive for small children but also for teenagers and adults in the same time. You can go for games like Mr Piggy, Operation Thunder, Super K9, Rescue mission, Las Shot, Shark attack and many others that will keep your attention alive.

A Description of the Sager NP8850 Gaming Laptop Computer

This machine comes with all of the latest technologies such as USB3.0 connectivity, 2.0 Gigabyte of dedicated video memory, and a Core processor made by Intel. The Sager Company, who manufactures portable computers in the United States, is offering this custom gaming laptop computer. This machine delivers all of the newest technology features such as many I/O slots and ports. This is no entry level computer but rather a custom gaming laptop that is rather expensive. In addition the users have the option to customize the machine prior to actual buying it so that they can have what they really desire.

This machine comes with the option of numerous CPUs that are powered by the newest Core i7 920XM CPU Extreme Edition made by Intel that has a maximum 3.2 Giga Hertz clock frequency with Turbo boost. It also comes with a 17.3″ backlit LED widescreen display that has a maximum resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels and will support full High Definition (1080p) content. In addition, the CPU is available with Hyper Threading technology made by Intel, 55W Max TDP, and 8 Megabyte of cache.

All gaming laptops need to have a reliable and fast graphics controller. This machine comes with an NVIDA GeForce GTX 480M that is built in with HDCP, DirectX, and PhysX supported GPU and 2 Gigabytes of GDDR5 video memory that will satisfy the moist demanding multimedia enthusiasts and serious gamers. It also has as much as 1.2 Terabytes of storage capacity with a secondary hard drive and as much as 8 Gigabytes of internal DDR3 13333 Mega Hertz of RAM. In addition it comes with either a DVD burner or the optional Blu Ray Burner/Drive and the PM55 Express chipset made by Intel.

The Sager NP 8850 laptop computer allows the users to stay connected with the Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR modules and the integrated wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n. This computer has four USB I/O ports, an S/PDIF output, a DVI-I and a HDMI interface, an eSATA, and a USB 3.0. It comes with a seven in one media card reader and an Express Card slot. It is also available with a 2.0 digital web camera for video conferencing.

This laptop is available with a 32/64 bit operating system and a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, professional, or Home Premium that is preinstalled. The machine has a 3800 mAh Li Polymer battery pack which brings the weight to 8.35 pounds.

The users of this high performance PC can make use of the 7.1 channel audio output bay means of the S/PDIF port. It has a built in Sub Woofer, and four speakers that are built into the 3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System.

To ensure that your personal files are protected, this PC comes with a fingerprint reader and a Kensington Lock. As an option a television tuner is also available. The basic cost for this powerful PC is $2,149.