The 1970’s were a very important time in the history of video games. It was during this decade that games like the Oregon Trail and Pong made their debut. The world was never the same. The decades that follow show rapid increase in graphics, interactive game play, and sheer technological skill. Pac-Man, for instance, was released in 1980 by Namco and has become a legend in its own right. Many consider this classic arcade game to be one of the most influential video games of all time.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. This infographic from National Geographic explores the evolution of video games and is definitely worth a look.