40 Years of FUN!

Posted on May 16, 2007 Under Gadgetry

If you’re looking for another chance to get slushy with video game nostalgia, check out Console Portraits, Wired’s new pictorial history of gaming. Spanning from forty years ago, when Ralph Baer built and played the “Brown Box” through to the Wii we love today, Console Portraits visually depicts the people, events and titles that have guided the progression of video gaming. Each of the 47 pictures are accompanied by a few sentences that explain the subject’s significance, so by the end of the show you’ll be stuffed to the brim with a whole week’s worth of fantastic conversation starters (or at least enough to last you through Friday happy hour.) Knowledge is power, people– get ‘r done.