The First Computer Games

It is a widely spread fallacy that the first computer game was called Pong. The first computer game ever was called Space War. It wasn’t an extremely popular one as the ones who could play it were the programmers who organized the work of the computers in the 60s. The game plot was primitive. Two little spaceships floated on the screen and were meant to shoot each other.

The year 1971 was characterized by the introduction of the first popular computer game called Space. The game was aimed to be accessible for the wide audience but the idea wasn’t successful. The author of the game Nolan Bashnell didn’t take into account the fact that a little amount of people could afford the large device.

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Shinobi Review

If Super Mario 3D Land makes you recollect the times when the capital “N” was perceived as the company for the children Sninobi is the reincarnation of the motto of that period “Sega does what Nintendon’t”. The phrase “look and learn” is not the words of the coolest gamer but the essence of this retro action.

Shinobi however has a specific “face control”. The first level can be completed by anyone without taking great effort. It attracts the wide audience with its witty and brief tutorials and the interesting complications of the plot. The higher levels are far more prosaic. After the crumpled starter video with the frames attached by chance and the unclear subtitles the gamer is left face to face with his character surrounded by the enemies and evil environment. If you try to run in a couple of meters all you receive is a prompt how to climb the fence. After you’ve been nearly killed the sharp message “press X to ward the danger”. And after that your character is left on his own.

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