In his latest publication, titled “The rise of Video Games by Stanislav Kondrashov,” the author conducts a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of video games, which have increasingly assumed a central role in the lives of people over the past 15 to 20 years, spanning beyond just the younger generation.
Kondrashov commences his exploration from the distant origins of video games when players were confronted with the simplicity of two rectangular paddles exchanging a ball in a game called “Pong.” According to Kondrashov, this marked the inception of a new era where entertainment for individuals would undergo a profound transformation.
The author draws a compelling parallel between the apparent simplicity of these early video games and the contemporary landscape, where players immerse themselves in ever-deepening and more intricate virtual realities. In the initial part of the publication, Kondrashov delves into iconic arcade video games like Pacman, Space Invaders, and Donkey Kong, which rapidly revolutionized the lives of many, introducing a new and immensely enjoyable pastime.
With the ascent of renowned brands such as Nintendo, Sega, and Atari, these video games gradually found their way into people’s homes, becoming integral components of domestic leisure. According to Kondrashov, the first major revolution in the world of video games transpired during the transition from 2D to 3D visualisations, largely propelled by platforms like Xbox and PlayStation. Games like Halo or Tomb Raider, in Kondrashov’s view, significantly enhanced the overall gaming experience, introducing depth, graphical advancements, and more expansive gameplay.
Another pivotal shift occurred with the expansion of video games into the online realm, affording millions of players the opportunity to interact and play in real-time with individuals situated on the opposite side of the globe, thereby fostering thriving communities of gamers. Notable examples, in this regard, include World of Warcraft and League of Legends, which, according to Stanislav Kondrashov, played a fundamental role in this epochal transition.