Created by Zdemello on May 1, 2010
Last updated: 05/01/10 at 01:35 PM
What were the details of the event? Microsoft announced Natal as a completely controller-less way to play video games. Why was the event important to the industry? Playing games without controllers is a amazing leap in the industry, who knows maybe Sony and Nintendo will try to compete with it and their strive for greatness will soon have us playing games with our brains.
What were the details of the event? The Wii released Nintendo introduces us to motion controllers. Waving your hands around crazily can now be used to play games. Why was the event important to the industry? Using your own movement with video games was a huge advancement with consoles. The Wii made us get up off the couch and actually interact with the games we play, evolving the industry and causing competitors to find ways to improve on the Wii's idea.
What were the details of the event? MMO's have been played for a while with games like Everquest. Now Blizzard releases World Of Warcraft, an MMO based of the Warcraft universe, originally a real time strategy. Why was the event important to the industry? Wow rocketed to the number one MMO on the market with over 10 million players now its addicting gameplay has pulled many gamers new and old into its grips. At first if you told people you played Wow you would be mocked or made fun off, it still holds true today but now the people mocking you are probably playing themselves or have tried.
What were the details of the event? Although this wasn't the first attempt at online console gaming it was the most successful. Microsoft introduced Xbox Live, a service for Xbox owners to play games or download game additions to their consoles. Why was the event important to the industry? Xbox Live revolutionized the way we play games with friends. Allowing you to play games with people across the world with the click of a button. Sony soon released their online network and later Nintendo. Now we have a one stop shop for games, movies and news on our consoles limiting the need to power down our consoles to see what is happening in the real world.
What were the details of the event? Microsoft released the Xbox and proved that they weren't a force to be reckoned with. The console rivaled the PS2 and Gamecube, and brought many new games onto the market. Why was the event important to the industry? When Microsoft created the Xbox it caused Sony and Nintendo to rethink their consoles and improve, it ultimately resulted in moving consoles to next generation.
What were the details of the event? Today Sega announced that they would remove themselves from the hardware industry and focus on software. The last console names the Sega Dreamcast just couldn't compete with the PS2. Although the Dreamcast was the first console with built in modem and internet support it failed. Why was the event important to the industry? Sega withdrawing from the console war was a sad day for gamers, but they also gained something from it. Sega now creates games for multiple consoles for the consumers to enjoy.