Computer Games

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Entertainment plays a big role in everyday life. “Games, video, computer, online games, Playstations, etc can be used as entertainment and stress relief by many.” (Woolley). Games are created to give people some time of pleasure and fun, time to get away from the world and don’t think about the problems they face. But entertainment has become a business. Companies dealing with entertainment business make millions of dollars by (for example) putting a single computer game on sale. Their success depends on their products, and if the product is an MMO (mass multiplayer on-line) Game then their success will be great. Because even though MMO Games are created with the same purpose of a normal game – to entertain, they do cause addiction.
In 1949, a young engineer named Ralph Baer was given an assignment to build a television set. He wasn't supposed to build just any television set, but one that would be the absolute best of all televisions. This was not a problem for Baer, but he wanted to go beyond his original assignment and incorporate some kind of game into the set. He didn't know exactly what kind of game he had in mind, but it didn't really matter because his managers nixed the idea. It would take another 18 years for his idea to become a reality, and by that time there would be other people to share in the glory, like Willy Higginbotham, who designed an interactive tennis game played on an oscilloscope, and Steve Russell, who programmed a rudimentary space game on a DEC PDP-1 mainframe computer. And then there was also Nolan Bushnell, who played that space game and dreamed of a time when fairground midways would be filled with games powered by computers. (Leo 1). Today, there are many kinds of video games from adventure to virtual reality and to sports. My favorites are NFL 2K1, Grand Theft Auto III and FIFA ‘99.

Simply put, NFL 2K1 is the best football game…...

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