Posts made in March 12th, 2012

Travel with games

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

Have you ever travelled by bus, let us say from Prague in Czech Republic, to Bratislava in Slovakia? It takes about four hours to get from one capital city to another, so not too long, but if you are two meters high, like me, it is real torture. After an hour it was actually a skill game to somehow persist on this tight sit, because my knees were already stuck in back of a man in front of me, and generally I have been regretting that I didn’t spend more money on plane (which is in fact similarly tight). Fortunately for me and my co-travelers, I had my notebook with wireless connection to the web, so I quickly decided to ease tension by playing online browser games, especially one of my favourite – skill game with shooting elements (that part interested me the most, I was dreaming that I am hurting this fat guy next to me). there is nothing better than gaming in such situation, especially along with listening to laud music. Unfortunately battery lasted only for two hours, so lat one I spent on same stuff as first one – cursing on everything! But, all in all, I reached my destination. I did not mentioned it before, but I tortured myself this way due to romantic two-capitals trip, and I must say, that Prague and Bratislava are relatively cheap, and very, very beautiful! It was worth it! Especially because of occasional buy I performed in the second city. Do you know what I have bought? Yes, that were two additional batteries for my laptop – I had to somehow come back home!
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What was the first game ever made? – that is the question..

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 in Browser Games, Online Games

There are numerous debates over what was the first game and who created it. The evolution of games represents technological changes taking place over the years. It all started with a simple video games. The first of them began to appear around 1940s, what mean that more than 70 years ago! However, It is hard to state clearly which game was really the first. There are still ongoing disputes between fans of games and the same time experts in gaming history. In 1947 was created a games called “Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device”. Long name, huh? It was the earliest known interactive electronic game created by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann. It was a simple kind of simulator inspired by radar displays from World War II. It used analog circuitry, not digital, but for that times it was a real phenomenon! This same year British mathematician Alan M. Turing developed a theoretical computer chess program. Actually he made only a basic program (nowadays called Turing machine) and then his friend Dietrich Prinz wrote it as the first limited program of chess. Unfortunately there was many problems with the “game”, so it was not enough powerful to play a full game. In the picture we can see people playing a “Pong” game. Maybe it was not the first game ever made, but it is one of the earliest arcade video games, that because of its two-demension graphics started to be more common between people, than its predecossors. Many years passed before on the market appeared online games, not to mention browser ones. They start to be popular during 90s. Then become first person-shooter games that allows players to compete with each other using the web. As the World Wide Web developed also browser games become more popular. Next to the many simple, single-player games were creating more complicated, that used web servers to allow to play in a multiplayer games.
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