In the first blog I covered the start of the games industry and the birth of the computer game. In the second part in this series I'm going too bring it right up to date. Thanks again too Karl Winship for giving me the inspiration for this blog.
Anyway around the time of the mid 80's there was a massive crash in the gaming market and it all but destroyed Atari who were the main players at the time. People started too turn away form the games console until a little Japanese card trading company decided to have ago. They had dabbled in the handheld market with a few games but they then decided too launch a console. This was the beginning of what we know today. The name of this company? Nintendo
The thing too remember though with all of these is that without the Spectrum, Commodore, Amstrad or the Atari there wouldn't be any PlayStation's or XBOX's. These guys just carried on where the others had started. I must admit I don't play that many games now but writing this blog and the first one as well as the last one which covers handheld gaming, it has made me smile at the memories I have from playing these games.
For that I thank every programmer who started in his bedroom, who then inspired the next generation, who will continue to inspire the next generation and so on and so on. Ive had some great gaming memories and I'm sure you have as well. Long live the computer game whatever the next generation may bring.