In 1972, one of the earliest versions of an arcade video game, Pong, achieved great success it set the world of video, and eventually, computer games on fire.
Starting as early as 1968, in part because of the tragic assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby and John Kennedy, parents no longer wanted to buy their children toys they considered instruments of violence.
Toy trucks and talking dolls increased in popularity. This trend may very well be what began the age of toys that actually do something, leading up to the popularity of Pong and other games that followed in its wake.
With the advent of the technology invented to make personal computers for households a reality, the world of computer gaming began. Playing games on certain social networking sites is a huge hit with people that participate in these forums.
- Like to play computer games
- Have ideas on how to improve computer games
- Want to learn how to design computer games
If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a good chance you could have a career in computer gaming. All you need is training in computer programming, languages, and operating systems. Earning a bachelor degree in computer program is easy than ever for those who are already avid computer and Internet users.
When people first purchased Pong for entertainment at home, the cost was expensive, one hundred dollars in some areas. The computer gaming business has now grown into a multi-million dollar industry. If you want to be part of that industry, it is worth it to look into taking courses and earning your degree.