Recently, Huffington Post reported on a video showing the evolution of the video game controller. If you haven’t seen this, check out today’s must see video.
When you thin about video games and how they’ve developed since Pong and Atari, it’s difficult to imagine that just between the past 15 years and today, there has been more progress in video game technology than from the first video games to 15 years ago. Video games are getting better, and the rate at which they’re getting better is getting faster itself. What that means for the average video game consumer is that if they were to expect one full upgrade in a product in 12 months, they might be able to expect the next upgrade after that in 11 months, and so on and so forth. Technology is literally moving that quickly.
Even if you didn’t live far back enough into the 70s to remember Pong and Atari, you have to remember the Nintendo 64. Remember having to blow on the bottom of the video games, hitting it to take dust particles out of it and make it work? Those were the days…but they were really only ten years ago. We have completely changed how we are entertained by video games in a matter of years by increasing video quality, creating shared networks, and allowing for play on multiple devices.
So much progress for video games having to be played with a stick controller 35 years ago.