Pixels to 3D Pixels
Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games. It is a table tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional pixelated graphics. The game was originally manufactured by Atari, which released the game in 1972.
The Sony PlayStation is a video game console that was released by Sony Computer Entertainment, in Japan on December 3, 1994, and in North America on September 9, 1995. The PlayStation was the first of Sony Computer Entertainment’s game consoles.
The console’s graphics used a 3D Geometry Engine, with 2D rotation, scaling, transparency, fading, 3D texture mapping and shading. It had 2MB of RAM and 1MB of Video RAM. Also, it used discs rather than cartridges for gaming at the time, meaning it was a console that featured a next generational leap for video games at the time.
Pixels to Full HD Graphics
Now in the years of 2006, Sony and now its new competitor, Microsoft released their new
consoles of the next generation (PS3 & XBOX 360 respectively). Also, Nintendo had its new console released (WII) during the same year, but what makes it separate or different from Sony’s and Microsoft’s consoles is that both Sony’s and Microsoft’s new consoles now supported HD graphics and resolutions in games. This meant that Microsoft and Sony mainly marked the next new generational leap in the gaming industry as the WII never supported any HD features.
Written by: James, Pacey, Avaris, Andrea.