Physicist William Higinbotham creates "Tennis for Two," an interactive game displayed on an oscilloscope, considered one of the earliest video games.
Atari releases "Pong," a simple table tennis game that becomes a commercial success and introduces video gaming to the mainstream audience.
Pac-Man is released by Namco, becoming an iconic arcade game and one of the most recognized video game characters of all time.
Nintendo launches the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), revitalizing the video game industry with iconic titles like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda.
Sega releases Sonic the Hedgehog, a fast-paced platformer that rivals Nintendo's Mario and becomes one of gaming's most beloved mascots.
id Software releases Doom, a revolutionary first-person shooter that popularizes multiplayer gaming and pushes the limits of graphics and gameplay.
Nintendo introduces the Nintendo 64, the first home console with 3D graphics and analog controls, setting a new standard for immersive gaming experiences.
Microsoft launches the Xbox, marking their entry into the console market and paving the way for future gaming innovations.
World of Warcraft is released, revolutionizing the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre and attracting millions of players worldwide.
Sony releases the PlayStation 3, featuring advanced graphics capabilities and a range of multimedia functionalities, expanding the gaming experience.
Mojang releases Minecraft, a sandbox game that allows players to build and explore virtual worlds, becoming one of the best-selling video games of all time.
The gaming industry continues to thrive with advancements in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mobile gaming, and the rise of esports.
From the early pioneers of gaming to the immersive experiences of today, the evolution of video games has captivated generations of players and shaped the entertainment landscape.