The history of video games is much longer than everyone would expect. Although, most people remember the first games from the 1980s, the first prototype game was created in 1947. This analogue "game", a projectile simulator called "Cathode-Ray Tube Amusement Device", used electron tubes. A little over a decade later, in 1958, an American physicist created the first interactive game displayed on the monitor and using controllers - the game was called "Tennis for two". Tennis and ping-pong were the main inspirations for the next coming games. However, the breakthrough came in 1972 - the first game console - Magnavox Odyssey - was created and the first popular slot machine game appeared. It came with a huge commercial success. The game we are talking about is the well-known and famous Pong.
Several long decades have passed since the beginning of video games. Currently, the video game market is literally full of games. There is plenty of games for consoles, portable consoles, computers or mobile devices. Creators almost ‘fight’ each other to find more innovative ideas and more modern solutions. Thanks to such a large diversity, every person is able to find something for themselves - both equipment and games that suit the preferences and tastes of the players.
How and where can we look for the right games? First of all, it is worth considering which platform appeals to us the most - many games are so-called "exclusives" created and issued only for one platform. However, if you are not sure what you want to play on, just visit any gaming site. Encyclopedias of games, popular information services about games or even platforms for playing offer a huge amount of information about all the games, newer and older. Thanks to such help which is available online, we can easily browse dozens of titles by segregating them in terms of the year of production, the genre they represent or their leading themes.
When we decide on specific games for ourselves, the question remains - how to get them. Of course buying them is the simplest answer. Currently, video games for consoles and computers can be bought easily in electronic stores, supermarkets or on internet auctions. The development of modern technology has also led to the fact that games can be purchased easily via the Internet. Online stores as well as platforms such as Steam offer the opportunity to purchase original games for various devices. However, there are ways to get games without any money. There are gaming portals, such as Gamehag, offering the opportunity to collect premium points exchangeable for fantastic games.