The History of Computer and Video Games


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Which of the following is considered to be the first video game released for public use?

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1. The user-friendly coding language that led to the boom in video game development is known as what?

2. The Brown Box, a rudimentary home console game, was created by who?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Video gaming has a long and complex history. Questions on this quiz/worksheet will be in regard to topics such as the release of video games to the public, coding language, elementary early consoles, and the first successful video gaming companies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate, know that you will be quizzed on:

  • The name of the first publicly-released video game
  • Which coding language was a catalyst in the video game revolution
  • Who created the Brown Box gaming console
  • Which company's console initially had the greatest success
  • The company that emerged in the 80's with Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros.

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the evolution of video gaming and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding video gaming companies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about modern video gaming in a different light

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of the history of video gaming, give the accompanying lesson a look. This lesson is titled The History of Computer and Video Games and it covers concepts like:

  • Early gaming
  • The growth of computer entertainment
  • Modern gaming
  • The Golden Era of gaming