A brief history of video games (Part I) – Safwat Saleem

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Video games are everywhere these days, but where did they actually come from? The history of video games is a complicated story that involves giant computers in science labs, the founder of Chuck E. Cheese and billions of dollars in quarters. Safwat Saleem examines the evolution of the beloved world of gaming.

Lesson and animation by Safwat Saleem.

50 Comments

  1. spectacular 1000 on March 6, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    when is part two coming out it been 7years teded!

  2. Thien-Son Vu on March 6, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Is anyone in 2021 right now for part 2

  3. Gman197 Blair on March 6, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Discovering something that doesn’t exist,

    A brief history of video games part 2.

    If this meme is dead, I am very sorry.

  4. Maia Friborg on March 6, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    329 English teachers and Karens disliked this

  5. MTB 225 on March 6, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    It’s been seven years. The place feels barren. No sign of part 2 as of now.

  6. Ty Siegl on March 6, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    its 2021 where tf is part 2?

  7. Ansh Gupta on March 6, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I am in 2020 waiting for Part 2

  8. 후에tv hooa tv on March 6, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    A

  9. Gamer Bro's on March 6, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Ted ed, where’s part 2

  10. Sad Circle on March 6, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    1:06 Excuse me, are you flexing?

  11. Cat And Comparator on March 6, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Then one dude named Markus created our childhood.

  12. Aliakbar Muzafarov on March 6, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    I am waiting in 2020 for a part 2

  13. Titanic on March 6, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I’m waiting for part two so we can cover Minecraft.

  14. pao hearts on March 6, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Sus

  15. San25302 on March 6, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Q verga

  16. Xavier Shanley on March 6, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    2020

  17. Want Lemonade on March 6, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    .

  18. Science done right on March 6, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    PART 2?!? WHERE IS IT

  19. Wind Mill on March 6, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    4:15 that looks like series x

  20. Pavel Yarashuk on March 6, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    viva españa

  21. Chicken0w0 on March 6, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Where is part 2??

  22. Prakhar Chaudhary on March 6, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    7 years have passed 14 August 2020

  23. Gianna Mae Lonzanida on March 6, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Could you please also include Undertale? (And Minecraft?)

  24. 0201강민재 on March 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    한번도 생각해보지 않았던 개임의 역사에 대하여 알아보았더니 느낌이 새로웠습니다. 모든것이라도 그것이 가지고있는 역사에 대하여 배우면 더 재미있어지는것 같습니다. 재미있는 시간이 되었습니다. 감사합니다.

  25. ProGamer98 on March 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Why has this got dislikes

  26. Sarayu on March 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    It is 2020 Ted ed. You uploaded this video like 7 years ago. Where is the 2nd part

  27. Alena Perez on March 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    no part 2- it’s been 7 years now, that’s weird champ

  28. 후에tv hooa tv on March 6, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    q

  29. FireCrauter on March 6, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    part 2? :c

  30. Cat gang of game on March 6, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Double dragon = fun

  31. Pikalexander on March 6, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Hgnk!! FFrrggghhhH!

  32. Pablo Najdorf on March 6, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Hey, wha’happen to part two?

  33. Breezy on March 6, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    been 7 years no part 2

  34. Mukesh Kumar on March 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Still waiting for part 2

  35. André Maldonado on March 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    2020 still waiting for part 2…

  36. Webber 56789 on March 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Where’s part 2????

  37. The Driver Era World on March 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    A brief history of video games – Part I (Transcrição)
    Hi, I’m Medium Invader from the classic video game Space Invaders, and I want to tell you a little bit about where video games came from. A video game is an electronic game that has an interface designed for human interaction on a video device. Simple.

    Video games are used by scientists, the military, and people like you, and their evolution has spread across arcades, consoles, computers, smart phones, and all kinds of other electronics. These days video games are everywhere, but they were actually made in science labs. In fact, the earliest U.S. video game patent on record was in 1948, and at the time it was referred to as a cathode-ray tube amusement device.

    That’s a mouthful! Some of the earliest video games include the Nimrod computer, OXO, Tennis for Two, and my personal favorite, Spacewar! But none of these early video games were ever sold to the public because they were either too huge or too expensive to get out of the lab.

    This all changed when a man named Ralph Baer looked at his television screen and wondered how else it might be used. In 1972, Baer’s idea to get video games out of the science lab and into the living room led to the release of a game console called Odyssey. Odyssey allowed you to play a game on your TV.

    At about the same time, two other people, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, were working on something similar in a little company called Atari. You might have heard of it, and even if you haven’t, I’m sure that your Dad has. Atari’s first major game release was in 1972, an arcade game called Pong. It was an immediate hit, and it’s credited as the first commercially successful video game.

    Atari then released a home version of Pong in 1974. By 1978, competition between Atari and another game company called Midway was heating up. Midway had licensed an arcade game for the Japanese company, Taito, that put them on the map. The game: Space Invaders. It featured iconic actors, like me, and it went on to become the second highest selling arcade game of all time.

    Space Invaders also helped kick off what is known as the Golden Age of Arcade Games. In response, Atari followed with the release of the arcade game Asteroids, which ranked sixth on the list of highest selling arcade games. It was a good game, but it’s no Space Invaders. By 1980, color came to arcade games, and this was also the year that another video gaming milestone was born.

    Pac-Man, created by the Japanese company Namco, was brought to the U.S. by Midway. Important to the spread of video games into popular culture, Pac-Man was a character that could be licensed. It wasn’t long before it had a song on the charts, a Saturday morning television show, and all sorts of other products. In just a year, Pac-Man arcade games made over one billion dollars in quarters.

    Then, in 1981, a company called Nintendo started making waves in the U.S. video game market with their release of Donkey Kong. It was the earliest video game to have a storyline. The story went a bit like this: Donkey Kong is the pet of a carpenter named Jumpman. Jumpman mistreats his pet ape, so the ape steals his girlfriend, leaving the game player to assume the role of Jumpman and rescue the girl.

    Jumpman was eventually renamed to Mario. Other iconic arcade games from the early 80s include Frogger, Dragon’s Lair, and Mario Brothers. Perhaps the last iconic game considered to be part of the Golden Age of Arcade Games is Double Dragon. It was the first really successful example of the beat-them-up genre. It was released in 1987, and, like Donkey Kong, it featured a damsel in distress storyline, a storyline common in many video games.

    By the mid-90s, the Golden Age of Arcade Games was coming to an end, and the home game console was gaining in popularity. While arcade games continued to decline in sales over the years, the popularity of video games was merely beginning, and we’ll talk about that and a lot more in part two of a brief history of video games.

  38. Jairomerica123 on March 6, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I’m the real gamer, It’s 2020 and no part 2, I waited!!!!!

  39. Alex Kwak on March 6, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    You lied-_-

  40. Quoc Trung Doan on March 6, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I love your voice ❤❤❤

  41. Francis Marino on March 6, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Ugh, everything was going well until he dropped a plug for Sarkeesian’s inflammatory and biased video editorials.

  42. Hemonesh MAHESHWARI on March 6, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    It’s October 2nd 2020 and no part 2

  43. Jeronimo Restrepo on March 6, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    This topic might be like steven universe spinel:Here in the garden

  44. Laura Henry on March 6, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Why was there no legend of zelda games in this video

  45. Daughter Of Yah on March 6, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    anyone STILL waiting for part 2 in 2020

  46. Maria Luiza Monteiro on March 6, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Where’s part two?

  47. Boluwatife Adeniyi on March 6, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    It’s almost 2021 and still no part 2

  48. JimEdwardoRamos on March 6, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    It’s 2020, coronavirus has devastated the world, AND STILL NO PART 2

  49. Sakib Sadman on March 6, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    WHERE IS MUSTAFHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Matei Ionita on March 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Still waiting in feb 2021

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