A brief history of videogame

Simone Belli, Cristian López Raventós

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    The following text contains a brief journey through a short and yet intense adventure, the history of videogames. Since its beginnings in the 1950's decade to the present time, videogames have progressively changed from a hobby for ingeneering studens to the most powerfull leisure industry. In order to gain a better understanding of this phenomenon it is necessary to look over the path of its transformation from a retrospecive point of view. Such a look has necessarily to focus on those devices and games that had made a landmark in the history of videogames, taking them to their current position. Besides, it is crucial to address their implications in contemporary visual culture, along with current prejudices against them. This is a short account about a great history.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-179
    JournalAthenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008


    • Prejudices
    • Videogames
    • Visual culture


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