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If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve lectured your child about limiting screen time once or twice. But flash back to when you were their age, and we bet you spent plenty of hours staring at a TV while battling the villain in your favorite game. This September 12th is National Video Games Day, so why not spend time together reminiscing about how far video games have come since you were a kid – and maybe even let them teach you something about today’s gaming world?

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Gaming Through the Years

When home consoles were first introduced, opponents couldn’t play each other online. In fact, the first game didn’t even have sound! In 1972, Magnavox released its silent Odyssey game, and

it wasn’t until five years later that Atari introduced the monotoned Pong.  A decade after that, Nintendo was the first gaming company to offer a control pad instead of a joystick, along with beloved characters Mario and Luigi. In 1995, Sony Playstation released games on CDs instead of cartridges, and finally in 1998, Sega released the first console with a modem and network that operated over the Internet, called Dreamcast.

Since then, the online world of gaming has taken off. Beginning in 2001, Microsoft Xbox and Xbox 360 offered interactive play with online users. Soon after, Nintendo Wii allowed players to become a part of the game as they boxed, played tennis, and even hit baseballs with sensor remotes. Microsoft Xbox took sensor technology one step further with voice-command, and finally in 2013, Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One allowed users to battle virtually (hello, Fortnite).

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Since today’s games involve real-time interaction, there’s no time for lagging Internet.  You need a fast connection and enough bandwidth to satisfy all the gamers in your home, so don’t hesitate to ask us about the best way to make that happen! Gather up the family and take a stroll down memory lane of video games, play a few games together, and with HTC Internet, rest assured you have the fastest Internet available!


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