Louie reports on Gaming Technology

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This report will be focusing on gaming consoles old and new.

Old Technology

The first ever video-game console was ‘born’ in 1967; invented by video game developer, inventor and engineer, Ralph Baer. Naming the console ‘The Brown Box’, it had two attached controllers. It was also named ‘father of the video games’. It could be hooked up with any ordinary television set. Also, ‘The Brown Box’ had six games: ping-pong, tennis, volleyball, chase game and a light gun game. Several other games followed their ‘father’ after that.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is a 3 Dimensional (3D) moving or not moving image of an environment life-like, real or physical by using electric equipment such as goggles, helmet or gloves with fitted sensors. You can see planets, countries, theme parks etc. Using the correct equipment you can use all five senses: sight hearing, touch, taste and smell. The senses create an adventure of imagination.

Top 5 Gaming consoles

Here are some of the well-known devices from all over the world:

  • Wii
  • Nintendo
  • Ipad
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox

(The Xbox can come with: Live, Gold and Kinect.)

The future for gaming

People think that virtual reality will be the future for gaming. It has been thought that it has destroyed traditional gaming. What do you think about this? Will all consoles be touchscreen? Will you be able to get Siri on all devices? Only time will tell.


Louie, Year 6

Cottesmore Millfield Academy

10 Responses to Louie reports on Gaming Technology

  1. Ashley June 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Well done Louie I never knew so much about gaming consoles keep the great work up can’t wait for any more articles

  2. thomas June 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    GREAT! I would like to see more articles just like this one all about tech

  3. toby June 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    GREAT! tech has come a long way from 1967 to 2016. Would love to see more articles like this. Good job

  4. thomas June 9, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    absolutely amazing I’d love to see more like it

  5. Andrew June 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Great article Louie

  6. Louie June 9, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you for all the comments! Look out for my incoming article about Robot pets.

    Thank yous’
    CMA yja team
    and CMA Teachers
    for all their help!!! 😉

  7. izzy June 10, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Well done!!! Louie you have come so far with all these articles from doctor who to this. I can’t wait to see up coming articles from you. I’m looking forward for the robot pets article.

  8. Victoria Buckley June 12, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Great work, Louie! I know you worked hard researching this topic and also carefully considered the layout of your work. It is good to see your incredible effort as a member of the YJA really shining through!

    Mrs Buckley

  9. Louie June 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Great article Louie! I never knew so much about consoles!

  10. Louie December 9, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks!i hope my next article will come up soon..!