There is no denying that modern gaming consoles offer stunning effects and graphics, just like on many latest online slot games available at Lucky Pants Bingo. If you were born after 1999, you perhaps take the excellent game quality for granted. Nevertheless, at the beginning of the video game console expansion, things were somewhat different.

If you’re a 70’s or 80’s kid, you must have felt the real pleasure of welcoming friends over to your house since you were the first teen in the area who got the latest console. Anyhow, no matter if you still play games or not, no matter how old you are, you might be curious to know how video game consoles have evolved during the years.

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts with a Single Step

The Brown Box

1967 saw the conception of the first video game console. Brown Box was a device which was basically a rectangular brown wooden box with two connected controllers. It was designed by “the Father of the Video Games” known as Ralph H. Baer. The console was invented to connect to TV sets and gamers had a maximum of 6 games at their disposal – chase, volleyball, handball, ping-pong, tennis, and a light gun game.

 The Late 70s – Philips, Mattel, and Nintendo in the Spotlight

Nintendo became a key figure on the console gaming industry by the end of the 70’s. Nevertheless, the Colour TV Game Series was presented only in Japan. Back in 1979, the Intellivision console was introduced by Mattel. Coleco continued paving its way to evolution by releasing Marksman, Colortron, Telstar Sportsman, and Gemini consoles.

The Early 80’s – The Golden Era

The console gaming sector started to take the shape in the early 80’s. This was a period of revolution. The business made a deviance from the Pong games and took the first stages to modification and development of fighting games, RPG, and adventure. The early 80’s is the era of Golden Axe, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros, and more. The most outstanding change was the shift from enthusiastic consoles with a minority of built-in games to cartridge-based video game systems.

During the same era, slot games were also in a period of revolution. It was until then that video slot games earned public trust and really took off. Video poker equally became a focal point throughout the 80’s. ‘Video technology’ facilitated the introduction of free rounds, bonus games, and the linking of games for progressive jackpots. Nowadays, you can find all these games at Lucky Pants Bingo. You could say, video slots paved the way for the lively world of online games today.

2011 – Today – Honouring the Past and Looking towards the Future

Fashionable console players have an overabundance of top tier devices to pick from.  In 2012, Sony released Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo rolled out Wii U and Wii Mini, and PS Vita. Nevertheless, the arrival of PS4 in the year 2013 was a standout success. The device contains faultless console design and a refined controller, as well as a series of connected services for media streaming and online gaming. Shortly after, PS4 started facing competition with the Xbox One which was released by Microsoft.

On August 2nd, 2016, Microsoft came up with the latest console in its line-up called Xbox One S. The device is so powerful and has beautiful minimalistic design and 4K capabilities. Sony also provided PlayStation fans an upgrade and came up with the PS4 Slim console. According to some reports, Sony is now working tirelessly on a PS5 console, which will apparently be launched in 2019.

2018 is set to be a great year for gamers. Atari is making an important comeback with the Ataribox gaming console. While there are no details about an eventual release date, fans are already aware of what to expect in terms of technical specs and design. Other than Atari, 2018 is also set to be fun for slot enthusiasts. Lucky Pants Bingo, in collaboration with some of the top software providers around the world, is coming up with new high-quality slot games. These games contain amazing features, jaw-dropping rewards, and stunning graphics.