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The First Video Games in History
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The First Video Games in History

by Khirol HazwanFebruary 15, 2017

Over the years, technological devices – including the best consumer electronics in the Philippines and across the world – have gone through significant changes. Obviously, many developments occurred for this to happen, which resulted to various tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, IBM, and others stepping up their game to impress buyers from everywhere.

First video games in history

First video games in history

All these advancements, of course, had to come from something. After all, every success story originates from humble beginnings. For instance, the video games children play today is so far off from the ones that had been made back in the days.

Let’s go ahead and revisit the first video games ever created in history. Here they are now:

Bertie the Brain

Bertie the Brain

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Bertie the Brain was created by Josef Kates in order to showcase his invention the addriton tube. Basically, it was a tinier version of the vacuum tube. He presented them to the Canadian National Exhibition back in the year 1950.

Attendees at the exhibition were able to play a huge game of tic-tac-toe on a computer that is four meters long. They played against an artificial intelligence using a keypad with a three-by-three grid. They were able to adjust the difficulty level, which added a whole new challenge to the game.

Unfortunately, the game had been forgotten shortly after, especially since the addriton tube was not used for anything else. It is believed, however, that this is the first video game to offer a visual display to the players.

Nim

Nim

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Traditionally, Nim is a “real life” game that uses mathematical strategy. Its objective is to have two people play against each other. They will be taking turns removing objects from distinct racks. To win the game, they have to be the person to remove the last object.

Nimrod

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In May 5, 1951, Ferranti – a nascent computer developer and an engineering firm – created the so-called Nimrod computer and presented it in

the Festival of Britain. They essentially designed it to play a digital game of Nim. Players had to press certain buttons, which correspond with lights (or objects) on the board. They were given the choice to play it traditionally or in reverse through a machine that is five feet tall, nine feet deep, and twelve feet wide.

Draughts

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Just like Nim and tic-tac-toe, draughts is a traditional game played in real life. In fact, you might recognize it by its other name, checkers. Originally, it is intended to be played using a checkerboard. Individuals, who play this game, have to use strategy to win and outwit each other.

Christopher Strachey developed a computer simulation of draughts in 1952. Since then, it has been known as the very first video game that has been created for a general-purpose computer – unlike Bertie the Brain. However, it was Arthur Samuel, who successfully added the game’s artificial intelligence. He was able to do it in the year 1955.

These are the first three video games to have been created in history. Thanks to them and their makers, the current generation can play games that are out of this world – which makes you wonder what can happen in the future!

 

About the Author:

Carl Padilla

A lad who enjoys foodies, technologies, lifestyle, and adventures. I write to inspire and encourage. I enjoy and live every moment because laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

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Blizzard Is Remaking Original Diablo!

by Khirol HazwanNovember 5, 2016

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Blizzard will release a remake of Diablo inside of Diablo III as part of an upcoming “20th anniversary” patch, the company said today. It’ll include a 16-level dungeon and the four main bosses from the first Diablo.

The patch, The Darkening of Tristam, will be free to Reaper of Souls owners on both PC and console. Says Blizzard in a press release:

Celebrate 20 years of Diablo by traveling back into the depths of the Cathedral where it all began in this upcoming Diablo III: Reaper of Souls content update. Get ready to explore a monster-filled dungeon 16 levels deep, and come face to face with the four main bosses from the original game—all with retro touches like special graphics filters and eight-direction character movement.

The patch will be live on the public test realm next week.

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Latest Pokemon Update Add Buddy Pokémon, Pokémon GO Plus Support & Blocks Rooted & Jailbreak Devices
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Latest Pokemon Update Add Buddy Pokémon, Pokémon GO Plus Support & Blocks Rooted & Jailbreak Devices

by Khirol HazwanSeptember 11, 2016

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The Niantic just release the latest update 0.37.0 for Android and 1.7.0 for iOS to Pokemon Go. What new on this update is include several udpate:

  • Implemented Buddy Pokémon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance.
  • Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.
  • Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating.
  • Pokémon GO Plus support
  • Minor text fixes.

Rooted or jailbroken devices are not supported by Pokémon GO. That mean RIP to the GPS spoofing player. Anyway, for the next update still hoping for implementation to the features such as Player vs Player  and trading features.

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How To Know Your Pokemon Go Account is Getting Permanent Ban

by Khirol HazwanSeptember 2, 2016

The Niantic ban wave is coming. Many has been ban because of several reason. Mainly is due to  using Pokemon Go bot and Pokemon sniping software. Another reason is because of using GPS spoofing software and using emulator such as Bluestack or Nox player.

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How to know your account is really getting permanent ban?

1# Unable to Login to Account and gettig message “Unable to retrieve data from server”

This is the first sign of getting permanent ban on Pokemon Go account. However keep trying because somtime that is really the server issue. If still getiing the same result after restarting phone or clearing cache , that for sure the account is  getting permanent ban!

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2# Receiving the email from Niantic

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Receiving the email from Niantic is 100% confirmation of getting permanent ban. However if really think that ban is a mistake, you can submit the ban appeal form.

 

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How To Catch Pikachu At Level 1 Pokemon Go
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How To Catch Pikachu At Level 1 Pokemon Go

by Khirol HazwanSeptember 1, 2016

catch pikachu pokemon go

Pikachu is one of the special type Pokemon and most recognizable Pokemon. When playing Pokemon Go it is possible to catch Pikachu as your first Pokemon! The method is easy and you must try it.

The requirement to catch Pikachu at Level 1 trainer is  the account new & 1st time login into Pokemon Go game.  After several game  introduction by Professor Willow, the special Pokemon will spawn near you.

PokemonGO-Professor-Willow

Professor Willow

Wait! Do not catch this pokemon. There will be Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle nearby.

Keep walking, these Pokemon will re spawn.

After walking for several distance, the Pikachu will spawn. This is the time you must catch your first Pokemon!

Throw your Pokeball. The catch is easy. After a few try, you will catch Pikachu because this Pokemon will never flee or run away.

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Throw your Pokeball at Pikachu!

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