Identification and Background ¶
The first video game was invented in 1958 on an oscilloscope! This rather simple game, "Tennis for Two" well preceded the ever famous "Pong." Since that time, video games have come a long way. With the adaptation from arcade style games (Donkey Kong), to more personal, in home games (Atari), to the video games that we can carry with us everywhere we go (Nintendo Game Boy), video games are becoming more and more accessible to all individuals of all ages.
Identifying which console you have is usually a pretty straightforward process -- most of the time the manufacturer is listed right on the front of the unit. The exterior casing of each console is pretty unique in terms of look, so distinguishing between them is not hard.