The past year has been a welcomed sight for the veterans of the gaming world, with an abundance of remasters and reboots – in the past year alone we have welcomed the remakes of many classics, such as SNES, NES and the Mini-Commodore 64 coming at the end of this month. We have also seen the remaster of some cult classic games like Spyro, Crash Bandicoot and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
Gaming has become a billion-dollar industry and is the most technologically advanced it has ever been, however, things don’t seem to be slowing down, with innovations and developments happening faster than ever before. People are now playing games of such a calibre they often find themselves on the borderline of realism and with the recent advancements in virtual reality (VR), gamers are being given the opportunity to enter worlds they could have only dreamed of.
Competitive gaming has become a vital part of the gaming industry and has become a full-time job for many people, along with live streaming. 1980 saw the first ever competitive gaming tournament in the form of the space invaders championships, kick-started by Atari. The competition saw 10,000 people take part – establishing competitive gaming as a mainstream hobby.
In its 40-plus years, gaming has seen a number of milestones, many of which we forget about. Online gaming retailer Fanatical have created an infographic on the history of gaming, which details some of the key turning points from all eight generations of gaming.
Provided by Fanatical