The Video Game Revolution: How Geek Culture Became Pop Culture - Ep.3 -

The Video Game Revolution: How Geek Culture Became Pop Culture – Ep.3
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How did video games go from pixels that made bloops and bleeps in arcades to immersive worlds right in our living rooms? Join us for the third episode in our series “How Geek Culture Became Pop Culture”, where we look at the history of video games, from their advent in research labs up until today. It’s been a bumpy ride, spanning the video game crash of 1983, Nintendo’s role in reviving the industry, the US congressional hearings on violence in games in the 90s, the creation of the ESRB, as well as the inception of platformers, shooters, fighting games, casual games, and many many more! Whew! What video games did YOU grow up playing? Tell us about it in the comments!

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  1. I wonder if there will be a “Cartoon” episode of this series.

  2. I swear I love getting a video game history lesson. Never gets old.

  3. I'm so glad I grew up in the 90s like I remembered most video games and of course Facebook games. I miss old Facebook.

  4. Talks about the era of video game crash due to tons of bad titles. sadly it's been happening for years on pc with a lot of games that don't even come close to decent standards and then there is the success rate of indies on pc..

  5. The wii and wii u were the first console I had. That includes xbox 360 psp and 3ds

  6. Surprised there was no mention of the Nintendo Game and Watch from around 1980. They were the first successful Nintendo video game product. It was also the main inspiration for the Game Boy.

  7. Hate to break it to you, but gaming videos have been heavily clamped down upon of late via copyright claims.

  8. Although I enjoyed this video there were so many wrongs within it…

  9. videogame: exhist
    pandemic: exhist
    karens: this is the end

  10. I would be boring person if I didn't play videogames.
    Eww mobile.

  11. This is one of the few good watch mojo videos keep it up

  12. This series is seriously great but like that intro song is a banger ngl

  13. They need to stop with the game crash nonsense. The crash killed the consoles but the games kept coming,. What changed is where you played them, namely the Commodore 64 and the Apple II / IIe.

  14. You could do a similiar video on how Fantasy Football went from just football nerds/geeks in the late 80's/early 90's to now EVERYBODY AND THEIR GRANDMA has a fantasy football team

  15. Can't wait for the anime and horror episode!!!

  16. Let it be known. Nintendo saved the gaming industry in the mid 80s. The Godfather of gaming.

  17. Fans can make their own kind of games too, which led to the creation of fan-made games and also indie games have been a thing too

  18. Man this series is pretty cool, y'all should do more stuff like this..

  19. Watchmojo : Tomb raider establish a female character as a lead role
    Samus Aran : am I a joke?

  20. Most of this is the history of video gaming

  21. Video games are the modern day Comic books.

  22. Nice video but how did you leave out Commodore computers (C64, Amiga series including CD32 to mention few)?

  23. this video is literally a rip-off of the Netflix docuseries, "High Score". Go watch that instead.

  24. This series is reminiscent of the G4 channel

  25. What about the Magnavox Odyssey? Tennis for Two?

  26. Apparently it's really important to the narrator that the protagonist in a game be female

  27. I don't know if it is still possible to do it, but a top 10 of the best flash games would be nice!

  28. I was 7 years old when space invaders came out… look how far we've come!

  29. Great but missed some key games out doom halo to name a few

  30. Video games have evolved so much and came a long way since the 1970s.

  31. Again, it's not the video game crash, it's the US video game crash. We had no such thing over here in the UK. With the likes of Spectrum, Amiga, BBC and more paving the way.

  32. Tetris didn't come out in 1994 or even 89. Great series nontheless. Reminds me of CNN "decades'" or VH1's "I Love the" series.

  33. Timeline:
    -SpaceWar (1962)
    -Computer Space (1971)
    -Pong (1972)
    -Breakout (1976)
    -Atari 2600 (1977)
    -Space Invaders (1978)
    -Space Invaders 2600 (1980)
    -PacMan (1980)
    -PC (1981)
    -E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
    -****wars (1984)
    -Famicom USA (NES) (1985)
    -Super Mario Brothers (1985)
    -Game Boy (1989)
    -Tetris (1989)
    -Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
    -Lemmings (1991)
    -Street Fighter II (1991)
    -Mortal Kombat (1992)
    -Super Mario Kart (1992)
    -Doom (1993)
    -PlayStation (1994)
    -Mobile Tetris (1994)
    -Sega Saturn (1995)
    -Gran Turismo (1997)
    -FIFA Soccer 96 (1995)
    -Tomb Raider (1996)
    -Resident Evil (1996)
    -Madden NFL 99 (1998)
    -Snake (1998)
    -Silent Hill (1999)
    -Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)
    -Grand Theft Auto III (2001)
    -Nintendo Wii (2006)
    -Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
    -iPhone (2007)
    -Angry Birds (2009)
    -Minecraft (2009-2011)
    -Candy Crush (2012)

  34. Thank Gerald "Jerry" Lawson for the changeable game cartridge….missed opportunity to give that man credit

  35. WatchMojo, I’ve been following you for as long as I can remember. I actually really LOVE these new type of videos. Hope you will make more, can’t wait for the super hero stuff! I watched the Star Wars and Star Trek video.

  36. Love that they mentioned graphing calculators. I remember trying to sneak that shit past my teacher so many times.

  37. As Someone Who Loves Both Video Games And Anime And Manga Approve Of This Because It's Like Watching A History Documentary If It's What Me And My Friends Love To This Day Even After Childhood. Every Time I Think Of Gaming, Anime, And Manga I Think Of Me Living In Japan Going To Arcades To Play Videogames And After That I'd Be Listening To JPop And Binging Anime And Reading Manga

  38. Top 16 Highest-Grossing Video Game Movie Franchises of All Time

    16. Pokemon (1998-present)
    Total Earnings: $3 billion

  39. What game is on the thumbnail that’s not Zelda?

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