2.1. An OverviewΒΆ

In historical terms, video games are still infants. Only for the last 50 years or so have we been making and playing them. Still, there are many significant events from thse 50 years - more than we can hope to cover in this level. This video provides a great tour of the highlights:

This timeline from the Museum of Play provides a more detailed chronological list of key developments. Take a few minutes to flip through it to reinforce your understanding of key events.

If you are interested in a more detailed look at early gaming history - one with more cool footage of early games in action, you may enjoy the Irate Gamer’s video game history youtube series . (OPTIONAL)