posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 12:45 AM
Present-day gaming is not only a multi-billion dollar industry, but its also one of the hallmark of the post-industrial society. Despite this, there
has not been a single objective or serious attempt to truly evaluate, analyze and create a definitive history of computer/video gaming. What is
availiable is either too small on focus or is the usual poor American-style of history, dumbed down and interepreted to be swallowed by the masses.
For one, whatever little history is availiable on the subject makes the absurd mistake of blending computer games with video console games. The two
are VERY different. They have the same origin, but they are like siblings, the only commonality is their parents. I was watching CNBC's documentary
"Game On!" and they made this mistake, but they also completely ignored the revolutionary innovations by people like Ken and Roberta Williams. In
doing so, they also continue the absurd debate regarding gaming and females. And they also forget that the gaming cultures of consoles and PCs have
I guess I set myself a lifetime goal... LOL To create the first definitive, serious, and totally unauthorized official history of gaming!