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Gaming Industry and its history

Asaad Khokhar
Karachi: 16 November 2021: WHEN DID THE GAMING INDUSTRY START:
The history of video games began in the 1950s and 1960s as computer scientists began designing simple games and simulations on mainframe computers, with MIT's Spacewar! in 1962 as one of the first, such games are to be played with a video display. The early 1970s brought the first consumer-ready video game hardware: the first home video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, and the first arcade video games from Atari, Computer Space and
Pong.

PONG: PONG is a Table tennis arcade-themed video game that originally got released in 1972, it was one of the earliest arcade games and was created by ALLAN ALCORN.

ATARI: Atari, Inc. is an American video game developer and a home company founded in 1972 by NOLAN BUSHNELL and TED DABNEY, Atari was responsible for the formation of ARCADE GAMES and MODERN VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY.

THE GAMING INDUSTRY :
The gaming industry is no longer a niche arena for a certain age group or consumer segment. With the advent of mobile gaming and improvements to hardware used in playing these games, gaming has become a viable form of entertainment for players from all backgrounds and ages. This switch to the mainstream has also meant an increase in revenues generated by the industry with about US $9.5 billion generated in the The United States is 2007, 11.7 billion in 2008, and 25.1 billion in 2010.
MODERN GAMING :
Nowaday's gaming is not just for entertainment purposes and for kids to play in their free time, but instead,it has become a way to earn Money and Fame. ONLINE GAMING nowadays has become the biggest part of the gaming industry, ONLINE GAMING started in 1984, with Islands of Kesmai the first commercial online role-playing video game.

ISLANDS OF KESMAI: a six-player game inspired by Dungeons & Dragons which used Roguelike ASCII graphics. They founded the Kesmai company in 1982 and in 1985 an enhanced version of Dungeons of Kesmai, Island of Kesmai, was launched on CompuServe. Later, its 2-D graphical descendant

EARNING BY GAMING :
It has become the easiest way to earn money. Mature men, women and children nowadays stream ONLINE on different platforms for entertainment for others to view and learn from it. The most viewed and streamed Platforms in the world are YOUTUBE, TWITCH, and BIGOLIVE. Streaming has had a big impact on the GAMING INDUSTRY since 2011 and has been a the trend since then TWITCH is the most viewed and used platform around the world nowadays, Twitch has 124 million clips that has been viewed over 1.7 billion times per month.

EARNING BY COMPETING :
Gaming has given so many different ways to earn MONEY. And the most famous and popular way to earn money among the kids is by COMPETING IN DIFFERENT PLATFORM GAMES. FORTNITE an Online multiplayer BATTLE ROYAL GAME, officially released in 2017, by a company called EPIC GAMES. it was and is the most popular and most played BATTLE ROYAL GAME around the world, it got a huge amount of fame in 2018 and 2020 among the kids and even teenagers. It is a ROYAL GAME in which you have to survive till the end by just hiding or by eliminating the players playing with you, it has different servers to play on like MIDDLE EAST, NAWAST, and ASIA, being the most used platforms in the world. and nowadays
people COMPETE in different competitions around the world for earning purposes and for FAME.

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