An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 23th May 2017, written by the Oxford Reference marketing team.
'From their genesis in the development of computers after World War II to the ubiquity of mobile phones today, video games have had an extensive rise in a relatively short period of time. What started as the experimental hobbies of MIT students and US government scientists of the 1950s and 60s became a burgeoning industry with the emergence of home consoles and arcades in the 1970s. A market crash came in the early 1980s, but the revolutionary games and marketing of Nintendo saw the industry rebound and grow into the thriving, billion-dollar market that still exists today...'
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