I think everyone has played video games during some period of their life, and many of us still do that, whether it's on a PC, Mac, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s Xbox, Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)'s PS3, or a Nintendo console. But not everyone knows that history of video games goes back to 1947 when the first video game was patented. However, the popularity of this activity increased only during 1970-1980s, when arcade video games and gaming consoles where introduced to the public at large.
Since then, video gaming has become a very popular activity, and now in the 20th century we are facing an ever-hastening development of technologies, which has had a positive impact on the gaming industry, bringing more and more opportunities for developers like Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI), which create games with very realistic visual and sound effects in order to improve the user's overall experience. You can see the full article about Microsoft Corporation and videogames if you visit Insider Monkey.