Electronics: Video Game Console Essay

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Manuel Sandoval ELE 100 12-04-13 As years pass by, video games become more and more popular. Everyone have access to video games in one way or another. As technology evolves video games become more and more interesting. Video games were inspired by radar display tech that consisted of an analog device that allowed a user to control a vector-drawn dot on the screen to simulate a missile being fired at targets, which were drawings fixed to the screen. In 1958 Willy Higginbotham, a physicist at Brookhaven national laboratory in New York invented the first passable video game. The game was similar to Ping-Pong and was played on oscilloscope.
Nowadays a high percentage of kids have access to video game consoles, PlayStation,
Nintendo, Xbox etc.; smartphones that can also be used to play video games, Pc, tablets etc. An overwhelming number of American children between the ages of 2 and 17 are playing video games. According to the research firm, 91 percent of kids between 2 and 17 are gamers. NPD says that the growth has been measured across the market, but the strongest gains have come from kids between the ages of 2 and 5.
Adults 18+ play video games, they either play with their kids, family members, friends or by themselves. 68% of the US gamer population ranges from the ages of 18 and up, according to the ESA. 58% of parents play with their kids at least monthly , 85% of which said it's fun for the entire family, 78% say it’s a good opportunity to socialize with their child. Women 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (31%) than boys age 17 or younger (19%).
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