There have been many great ways to game throughout history. The graphics of new counsels sent the old ones to the scrap yard, but some of them are worthy of remembering.
5. PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2 was released by Sony in 2000, and the graphics blew us all away. The PlayStation 2 took all that was good for the PlayStation and made it even better. There was also a vast number of popular games including Grand Theft Auto San Andres, Gran Turismo games, the Final Fantasy games, and many more. The variety of games is what made me want to buy this over its competitors at the time which were the GameCube and the Xbox. My personal favorites were the Twisted Metal games.
4. Xbox 360
The Xbox 360 is well deserving of the number four spot. The Xbox 360 made its debut in 2005 and has been doing well even now in 2010. I do not personally own one because the games that they have are not very appealing to be aside from a few of the popular titles including FIFA 2010 and Halo 3, It takes more than two games to get me to buy a system. Most will disagree and say it has more games than those, but none that look that great to me. What does look great and ill be honest are the graphics. Astounding. If Call of Duty was actually a good game to go along with its spectacular graphics I may have invested in it.
3. Atari 2600
The Atari was before my time (1977), but I respect the impact it had on the gaming environment. While many mistake this as the first gaming counsel, it did start a new era for video games. There were loads of games out there for it, most of which were very basic, but yet still thrilling for the time. Most of the games were all about getting high scores rather than actually beating the game. The sound effects were as basic as they come as were the graphics, but still a great counsel.
2. Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
The NES was what started Nintendo’s great name. Its release was in 1985 and with it game hundreds of games. The selection of games was incredible. There were adventure games, shooting games, puzzle games, you name it and the NES had it. There were many great titles including one of the best games of all, The Legend of Zelda. While there were many great games, the NES managed to have its very poor quality games which are often ripped on by people such as the Angry Video Games Nerd.
Hands down the thing people have used the longest for their gaming and will most likely continue to do so. The graphics surpass those of any counsel that has been created by far. The variety of games is great, but the competitive nature is the best part. The ability to use vent with your team in online tournaments and leagues makes it so much more competitive than any other system. There seems to be no end anywhere near for the world of PC gaming as advances are made every year that take gaming to a new level far beyond that of any counsel.