The Evolution of Video Games

One of my sisters gave me a Move bundle for my PlayStation 3 as a birthday gift.  The Move controllers take the PS3 video game console to Nintendo Wii territory, allowing players to more fully interact in the games they play.  The Move's webcam feature takes it to new level, allowing users to actually see themselves and their home environment on the screen.

The video game industry continues to evolve and has come a long way since the first generation vector display consoles of Pong.  Home video games really hit the mainstream with the second generation consoles and the enormous success of Atari, with bestsellers like Space Invaders.  Nintendo marked the next step with more colorful, detailed graphics and its blockbuster Super Mario Bros.  Next came the battle of the consoles: Sega Genesis and its hit games like Sonic the Hedgehog versus Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Video games kept evolving and the console wars reached a fever pitch with Sega Saturn going up against Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Atari Jaguar.  Consoles started using DVD storage with the next generation that included Microsoft's Xbox, the Nintendo GameCube, and PlayStation 2.  The current era of video game systems includes Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii.

The Move package that I received as a gift comes bundled with the game Sports Champions and allows gamers to play archery, table tennis, bocce, beach volley ball, and other activities, all utilizing motions intrinsic in the real world actions involved in those sports.  Other games for the Move technology include EyePet, The Fight: Lights Out, and more on the way.

I'm looking forward to seeing where video games continue to progress as an interactive medium for entertainment.