Here is a great student project. Made by a group of students from Munich, Germany. Shot in a single-shot fashion, the video goes through the history video games from 1958 to the present day. It doesn’t cover everything, but it is a great overview on how things have changed. Definitely worth a watch:
Tennis for Two, Oscilloscope, 1958
Pacman, Arcade, 1980
Donkey Kong, NES, 1986
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, 1991
Street Fighter II. SNES, 1991
Super Mario 64, Nintendo 64, 1996
Final Fantasy VII, Sony Playstation, 1997
Need for Speed: Hot Pursiut 2, Sony Playstation 2, 2002
Ecco the Dolphin, Sega Dreamcast, 2000
Super Smash Bros. Melee, Nintendo Game Cube, 2001
Wii Sports Golf, Nintendo Wii, 2006
God of War III, Sony Playstation 3, 2010
Rock Band, XBox 360, 2008
This awesome project was created by Moritz Freyer, Fabian Steiner, Florian Smolka and Lucas Reiner. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
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