Why does nobody talk about the greatest generation of gaming with the purest gameplay experience?
I guess you are all casual normies who think crash bandicoot is retro.
What is your favorite system and game in the 1st gen?
In 1975, as in today, general-purpose computers were home to the best games.
Other than the table tennis game (which predates pong) and its variations like hockey, I do not consider the odyssey to be a video game system. There was no actual unique game code or graphics in its other games, and without the screen overlay it was just 2 lights that you moved around and projected whatever you wanted onto it.. As long as you had the overlays you could play all the other games with one cartridge.
Also magnavox was completely defunct as a company, and did nothing for the industry afterwards other than patent troll.
Now, Spacewar! on the other hand is something else. That thing was a full 2 decades ahead of its time. You wouldn't really have anything that moved past it at the home console level until the third generation. And even compared to the golden era of arcades which didn't really go on to create genres, Spacewar! introduced the arena action versus game, which has things like senko no ronde as a successor, or virtual-on from a 3d perspective.
>it was just 2 lights that you moved around and projected whatever you wanted onto it
That's exactly what an interactive video game is.
Imagine the reaction back THEN
>HOLY SHIT I CAN CONTROL THE DOTS ON THE SCREEN BY MYSELF THIS SO AMAZING!!!!
But it's not. A game needs to have game rules. Anyone having played Spacewar! which came out a decade prior would have scoffed at the ody since it was literally poorly controlling board game piece movers.
Take 2 flashlights under printed cellophane, is that a video game to you?
>what is emergent gameplay
you can make a game out of moving lights on the tv. a primitive game, but game none the less. little army men toys don't do anything until you make a game with them, either.
>Those types of games are not really videogames
It's a game, it's on video. It's a video game. If it's not a video game, then it would also not be a game.
>even some RPGs shouldn't be considered videogames
Role Playing Game, looks like a game to me however you put it.
That system was a piece of shit invented by a conniving Jew who then tried to sue Atari who made an actual vidya system (go figure). It's not a video game system, it's two lights on a screen. You could make up better games with sticks and stones in your backyard.
What seems like thousands of times I have had to explain on the internet, you cannot break down words/terms and expect that you can just build up the word from it. If that were the case then playing charades over video would be a videogame.
You can't say a penalty kick in football/soccer is a "kick" and it was given as a "penalty", "therefore it's a penalty kick". You can't say there was a "touchdown" in American football because "hurrr durrr, he touched the ball on the ground".
Such unbelievable faggotry.
A videogame in the normal common understood meaning of the term is about playing in front of a screen that demands something from the player and there's interaction. It also helps a lot if it's not all textual, because otherwise it's more like CYOA or pen and paper style RPGs. I doubt anyone would consider a quiz or an IRC roleplay as playing a videogame.
I'd argue that without in-game rules, it fails to actually be a video game. Army men isn't a game, it's toys. You make the game from them, which requires rules, which the odyssey does not have.
You can play arcade games on a TV with a supergun or similar.
Handhelds might be a question. GB can be played via SGB or GPB but do GG or Lynx qualify as TV monitors due to the TV receiver?
The other stuff is more dubious. Like something isn't a game because it isn't patented or commercialized. Steve Russel (who wasn't the first to make a game for a digital computer but probably the first to make one that was could be played and ported on various machines) didn't do that either, he was proud that others copied and modified his game or developed games of their own.
First gen should not even qualify, in my opinion. It's missing the ability to play arbitrary-styled games from removable media of some type, which should be one of the basic requirements for being designated a "videogame console".
Documentary on the first video game console.
Oh I loved Pick Axe Pete. I was in preschool but I still remember playing the hell out of it. The Odyssey 2 was my parents' system and I played that until we got the ColecoVision.
I also liked Monkeyshines as a 2-player game.
Unfortunately, we left the cartridges in my Mom's car and they all melted.