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10th Mar '14 8:58:12 AM WaxingName
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An index for the various generations of video games, telling the development of the medium and indexing games in each generation. ---- [[index]] * TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames (first and second generations, 1972-1984 [[note]][[LongRunners 1989 for the Atari 2600 and 1990 for the Intellivision]]; The IBM PC is still going strong through Software [=OSs=] like Windows[[/note]]) ** TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 * The8bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (third generation, 1982-1994 [[note]]1998 outside of America[[/note]]) * The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (fourth generation, 1987-2000) * {{The Fifth Generation Of Console Video Games}} (1993-2003 [[note]]2006 outside of America[[/note]]) * TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (1998-2011) * TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2004-2013) * TheEighthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2011-) * See also ConsoleWars, which only tells of the competition between each console in each generation. [[/index]] ----
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An index for the various generations of video games, telling the development of the medium and indexing games in each generation. ---- [[index]] * TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames (first and second generations, 1972-1984 [[note]][[LongRunners 1989 for the Atari 2600 and 1990 for the Intellivision]]; The IBM PC is still going strong through Software [=OSs=] like Windows[[/note]]) ** TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 * The8bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (third generation, 1982-1994 [[note]]1998 outside of America[[/note]]) * The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (fourth generation, 1987-2000) * {{The Fifth Generation Of Console Video Games}} (1993-2003 [[note]]2006 outside of America[[/note]]) * TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (1998-2011) * TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2004-2013) * TheEighthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2011-) * See also ConsoleWars, which only tells of the competition between each console in each generation. [[/index]] ----[[redirect:UsefulNotes/TheHistoryOfVideoGames]]
25th Feb '14 10:01:47 AM xenol
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Added end year to 7th generation.
* TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2004-)
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* TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2004-) (2004-2013)
19th Dec '12 10:37:47 AM Kitch
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12th Dec '12 9:19:08 AM WaxingName
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All of this looks rather clumsy. I'll just remove this. Also, I'd like to do something separate for P Cs.
* TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames (first (i.e MagnavoxOdyssey, CommodorePet, and many VideoGame/{{Pong}} clones like Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ColorTVGame 6 and 15) and second generations, 1972-1984 [[note]][[LongRunners 1989 for the Atari 2600 and 1990 for the Intellivision]]; The IBM PC is still going strong through Software [=OSs=] like Windows[[/note]], i.e. AppleII, The [[{{TRS80}} Tandy]] line up [[note]]lasted until 1991[[/note]], {{Atari 2600}}, {{Intellivision}}, VIC20, {{NEC PC 8001}}, {{NEC PC 6001}}, [[IBMPersonalComputer IBM PC]] [[note]]The PC is still going strong through Windows, Mac [=OS-X=] and Linux [=OSs=][[/note]], {{TI99}}, {{PC88}}, SharpX1, {{Atari 5200}} (Based on, and going along side [[{{Atari8BitComputers}} Atari's 8bit computers]]), FujitsuFM8, FujitsuFM7, ZXSpectrum, and {{Colecovision}})
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* TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames (first (i.e MagnavoxOdyssey, CommodorePet, and many VideoGame/{{Pong}} clones like Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ColorTVGame 6 and 15) and second generations, 1972-1984 [[note]][[LongRunners 1989 for the Atari 2600 and 1990 for the Intellivision]]; The IBM PC is still going strong through Software [=OSs=] like Windows[[/note]], i.e. AppleII, The [[{{TRS80}} Tandy]] line up [[note]]lasted until 1991[[/note]], {{Atari 2600}}, {{Intellivision}}, VIC20, {{NEC PC 8001}}, {{NEC PC 6001}}, [[IBMPersonalComputer IBM PC]] [[note]]The PC is still going strong through Windows, Mac [=OS-X=] and Linux [=OSs=][[/note]], {{TI99}}, {{PC88}}, SharpX1, {{Atari 5200}} (Based on, and going along side [[{{Atari8BitComputers}} Atari's 8bit computers]]), FujitsuFM8, FujitsuFM7, ZXSpectrum, and {{Colecovision}}) Windows[[/note]])

* The8bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (third generation, 1982-1994 [[note]]1998 outside of America[[/note]], i.e. {{PC98}}, {{Commodore 64}} (and its forgotten sequels like the Commodore 128), {{NES}}, SG-1000, {{MSX}} (and its sequels), AppleMacintosh [[note]]Lasted until 2007 when the [=PowerPC=] layout was drop; It now uses the same hardware layout as Windows and Linux[[/note]], AmstradCPC, AtariST, {{Amiga}}, SegaMasterSystem and {{Atari 7800}}) * The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and its add ons]]), GameBoy, AtariLynx, FujitsuFMTowns, GameGear and {{SNES}}) * {{The Fifth Generation Of Console Video Games}} (1993-2003 [[note]]2006 outside of America[[/note]], i.e. AtariJaguar, [[ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]], PlayStation, SegaSaturn, {{PCFX}} and [[{{Nintendo 64}} N64]], GameCom, NeoGeoPocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color and GameBoyColor) * TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (1998-2011, i.e. SegaDreamcast, [[PlayStation2 PS2]], GameBoyAdvance, GameCube, {{Xbox}} and NGage) * TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2004-, i.e. NintendoDS, {{PSP}}, {{Gizmondo}}, {{Xbox 360}}, {{Wii}} and [[PlayStation3 PS3]]) * TheEighthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2011-. i.e. Nintendo3DS, PSVita and WiiU)
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* The8bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (third generation, 1982-1994 [[note]]1998 outside of America[[/note]], i.e. {{PC98}}, {{Commodore 64}} (and its forgotten sequels like the Commodore 128), {{NES}}, SG-1000, {{MSX}} (and its sequels), AppleMacintosh [[note]]Lasted until 2007 when the [=PowerPC=] layout was drop; It now uses the same hardware layout as Windows and Linux[[/note]], AmstradCPC, AtariST, {{Amiga}}, SegaMasterSystem and {{Atari 7800}}) America[[/note]]) * The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and its add ons]]), GameBoy, AtariLynx, FujitsuFMTowns, GameGear and {{SNES}}) 1987-2000) * {{The Fifth Generation Of Console Video Games}} (1993-2003 [[note]]2006 outside of America[[/note]], i.e. AtariJaguar, [[ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]], PlayStation, SegaSaturn, {{PCFX}} and [[{{Nintendo 64}} N64]], GameCom, NeoGeoPocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color and GameBoyColor) America[[/note]]) * TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (1998-2011, i.e. SegaDreamcast, [[PlayStation2 PS2]], GameBoyAdvance, GameCube, {{Xbox}} and NGage) (1998-2011) * TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2004-, i.e. NintendoDS, {{PSP}}, {{Gizmondo}}, {{Xbox 360}}, {{Wii}} and [[PlayStation3 PS3]]) (2004-) * TheEighthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2011-. i.e. Nintendo3DS, PSVita and WiiU)(2011-)
11th Dec '12 4:29:33 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* [[{{The 8bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 8-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (third generation, 1982-1994 [[note]]1998 outside of America[[/note]], i.e. {{PC98}}, {{Commodore 64}} (and its forgotten sequels like the Commodore 128), {{NES}}, SG-1000, {{MSX}} (and its sequels), AppleMacintosh [[note]]Lasted until 2007 when the [=PowerPC=] layout was drop; It now uses the same hardware layout as Windows and Linux[[/note]], AmstradCPC, AtariST, {{Amiga}}, SegaMasterSystem and {{Atari 7800}}) * [[{{The 16bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 16-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and its add ons]]), GameBoy, AtariLynx, FujitsuFMTowns, GameGear and {{SNES}})
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* [[{{The 8bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 8-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] The8bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (third generation, 1982-1994 [[note]]1998 outside of America[[/note]], i.e. {{PC98}}, {{Commodore 64}} (and its forgotten sequels like the Commodore 128), {{NES}}, SG-1000, {{MSX}} (and its sequels), AppleMacintosh [[note]]Lasted until 2007 when the [=PowerPC=] layout was drop; It now uses the same hardware layout as Windows and Linux[[/note]], AmstradCPC, AtariST, {{Amiga}}, SegaMasterSystem and {{Atari 7800}}) * [[{{The 16bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 16-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and its add ons]]), GameBoy, AtariLynx, FujitsuFMTowns, GameGear and {{SNES}})

* {{The Sixth Generation Of Console Video Games}} (1998-2011, i.e. SegaDreamcast, [[PlayStation2 PS2]], GameBoyAdvance, GameCube, {{Xbox}} and NGage) * {{The Seventh Generation Of Console Video Games}} (2004-, i.e. NintendoDS, {{PSP}}, {{Gizmondo}}, {{Xbox 360}}, {{Wii}} and [[PlayStation3 PS3]]) * {{The Eighth Generation Of Console Video Games}} (2011-. i.e. Nintendo3DS, PSVita and WiiU)
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* {{The Sixth Generation Of Console Video Games}} TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (1998-2011, i.e. SegaDreamcast, [[PlayStation2 PS2]], GameBoyAdvance, GameCube, {{Xbox}} and NGage) * {{The Seventh Generation Of Console Video Games}} TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2004-, i.e. NintendoDS, {{PSP}}, {{Gizmondo}}, {{Xbox 360}}, {{Wii}} and [[PlayStation3 PS3]]) * {{The Eighth Generation Of Console Video Games}} TheEighthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames (2011-. i.e. Nintendo3DS, PSVita and WiiU)
11th Dec '12 4:24:03 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* [[{{The 8bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 8-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (third generation, 1982-1994 [[note]]1998 outside of America[[/note]], i.e. {{PC98}}, {{Commodore 64}} (and it's forgotten sequels like the Commodore 128), {{NES}}, SG-1000, {{MSX}} (and it's sequels), AppleMacintosh [[note]]Lasted until 2007 when the [=PowerPC=] layout was drop; It now uses the same hardware layout as Windows and Linux[[/note]], AmstradCPC, AtariST, {{Amiga}}, SegaMasterSystem and {{Atari 7800}}) * [[{{The 16bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 16-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and it's add ons]]), GameBoy, AtariLynx, FujitsuFMTowns, GameGear and {{SNES}})
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* [[{{The 8bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 8-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (third generation, 1982-1994 [[note]]1998 outside of America[[/note]], i.e. {{PC98}}, {{Commodore 64}} (and it's its forgotten sequels like the Commodore 128), {{NES}}, SG-1000, {{MSX}} (and it's its sequels), AppleMacintosh [[note]]Lasted until 2007 when the [=PowerPC=] layout was drop; It now uses the same hardware layout as Windows and Linux[[/note]], AmstradCPC, AtariST, {{Amiga}}, SegaMasterSystem and {{Atari 7800}}) * [[{{The 16bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 16-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and it's its add ons]]), GameBoy, AtariLynx, FujitsuFMTowns, GameGear and {{SNES}})
8th Dec '12 5:22:58 AM Antwan
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* TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames (first (i.e MagnavoxOdyssey, CommodorePet, and many {{Pong}} clones like {{Nintendo}}'s ColorTVGame 6 and 15) and second generations, 1972-1984 [[note]][[LongRunners 1989 for the Atari 2600 and 1990 for the Intellivioion]]; The IBM PC is still going strong through Software [=OSs=] like Windows[[/note]], i.e. AppleII, The [[{{TRS80}} Tandy]] line up [[note]]lasted until 1991[[/note]], {{Atari 2600}}, {{Intellivision}}, VIC20, {{NEC PC 8001}}, {{NEC PC 6001}}, [[IBMPersonalComputer IBM PC]] [[note]]The PC is still going strong through Windows, Mac [=OS-X=] and Linux [=OSs=][[/note]], {{TI99}}, {{PC88}}, SharpX1, {{Atari 5200}} (Based on, and going along side [[{{Atari8BitComputers}} Atari's 8bit computers]]), FujitsuFM8, FujitsuFM7, ZXSpectrum, and {{Colecovision}})
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* TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames (first (i.e MagnavoxOdyssey, CommodorePet, and many {{Pong}} VideoGame/{{Pong}} clones like {{Nintendo}}'s Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ColorTVGame 6 and 15) and second generations, 1972-1984 [[note]][[LongRunners 1989 for the Atari 2600 and 1990 for the Intellivioion]]; Intellivision]]; The IBM PC is still going strong through Software [=OSs=] like Windows[[/note]], i.e. AppleII, The [[{{TRS80}} Tandy]] line up [[note]]lasted until 1991[[/note]], {{Atari 2600}}, {{Intellivision}}, VIC20, {{NEC PC 8001}}, {{NEC PC 6001}}, [[IBMPersonalComputer IBM PC]] [[note]]The PC is still going strong through Windows, Mac [=OS-X=] and Linux [=OSs=][[/note]], {{TI99}}, {{PC88}}, SharpX1, {{Atari 5200}} (Based on, and going along side [[{{Atari8BitComputers}} Atari's 8bit computers]]), FujitsuFM8, FujitsuFM7, ZXSpectrum, and {{Colecovision}})

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[[/index]][[/index]] ----
22nd Nov '12 5:57:39 PM HamSandMan77
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* [[{{The 16bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 16-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and it's add ons]]), GameBoy, FujitsuFMTowns, GameGear and {{SNES}})
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* [[{{The 16bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 16-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and it's add ons]]), GameBoy, AtariLynx, FujitsuFMTowns, GameGear and {{SNES}})
22nd Nov '12 5:55:56 PM HamSandMan77
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* [[{{The 16bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 16-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and it's add ons]]), GameBoy, FujitsuFMTowns and {{SNES}})
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* [[{{The 16bit Era Of Console Video Games}} The 16-bit Era Of Console Video Games]] (fourth generation, 1987-2000, i.e. TurboGrafx16, SharpX68000, SegaGenesis ([[OtherSegaSystems and it's add ons]]), GameBoy, FujitsuFMTowns FujitsuFMTowns, GameGear and {{SNES}})
22nd Nov '12 4:20:54 AM HamSandMan77
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* TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames (first (i.e MagnavoxOdyssey, CommodorePet, and many {{Pong}} clones like {{Nintendo}}'s ColorTVGame 6 and 15) and second generations, 1972-1984 [[note]][[LongRunners 1989 for the Atari 2600 and 1990 for the Intellivioion]]; The IBM PC is still going strong through Software [=OSs=] like Windows[[/note]], i.e. AppleII, {{Atari 2600}}, {{Intellivision}}, {{NEC PC 8001}}, {{NEC PC 6001}}, [[IBMPersonalComputer IBM PC]] [[note]]The PC is still going strong through Windows, Mac [=OS-X=] and Linux [=OSs=][[/note]], {{PC88}}, SharpX1, {{Atari 5200}} (Based on, and going along side [[{{Atari8BitComputers}} Atari's 8bit computers]]), FujitsuFM8, FujitsuFM7, ZXSpectrum, and {{Colecovision}})
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* TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames (first (i.e MagnavoxOdyssey, CommodorePet, and many {{Pong}} clones like {{Nintendo}}'s ColorTVGame 6 and 15) and second generations, 1972-1984 [[note]][[LongRunners 1989 for the Atari 2600 and 1990 for the Intellivioion]]; The IBM PC is still going strong through Software [=OSs=] like Windows[[/note]], i.e. AppleII, The [[{{TRS80}} Tandy]] line up [[note]]lasted until 1991[[/note]], {{Atari 2600}}, {{Intellivision}}, VIC20, {{NEC PC 8001}}, {{NEC PC 6001}}, [[IBMPersonalComputer IBM PC]] [[note]]The PC is still going strong through Windows, Mac [=OS-X=] and Linux [=OSs=][[/note]], {{TI99}}, {{PC88}}, SharpX1, {{Atari 5200}} (Based on, and going along side [[{{Atari8BitComputers}} Atari's 8bit computers]]), FujitsuFM8, FujitsuFM7, ZXSpectrum, and {{Colecovision}})
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