Playing video games has been a part of the lives of people for a very long time already. People usually play video games on their electronic device that display the components of the video games. They play such games in their console, computer, arcade machine, or in their smartphones.
And because video games have been an integral part of the lives of people, we celebrate Video Games Day every 8th of July each year. This is done to acknowledge both the art and science behind video games and also to appreciate the needed skills required to be successful in playing them. Let us discuss more about this special day below.
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What is Video Games Day?
This day is all about celebrating video games. People bring out their consoles such as the Gameboy, Nintendo DS or 3DS, Xbox, PlayStation, or PC to experience gaming. All people can participate in the celebration of this day. However, those who are dedicated in playing video games are usually the ones who take active part in participating in the event.
History of Video Games Day
The history of this day can simply be traced back to the history of video games. Some people might think that video games are already modern because of their technology. But it is not the case. The first video game ever created can be traced back farther than you can imagine. The first ever video game created was Bertie the Brain. It is an artificial Intelligence or AI designed to play Tic Tac Toe. It is a 4- meter high machine that was built on a vacuum tube technology. It was massive and was displayed on the Canadian National Exhibition. But afterwards, it was disassembled and was never rebuilt again.
One year later, a computer called Nimrod was created and displayed in the Festival of Britain in 1951. It was designed to play a video game called Nim.
These are only humble beginnings. But as technology rapidly advanced, more and more kinds of video games were created. Video games then became a part of popular culture during the 1970s and 1980s. Access to video games became cheaper.
Today because of advanced and rapid technological developments, the world of video games became very revolutionary. We now have different consoles where we can play video games. These consoles include the PlayStation by Sony, its rival Xbox One by Microsoft, and the PC. We also have other consoles including those made by Nintendo such as the Gameboy, DS, 3DS, and Switch.
Many people from all over the world are avid fans of video games. Just a quick fact, the person with the highest number of subscribers on YouTube is actually a video gamer who show his play through in his videos.
Because of that, people gather around during the Video Games Day so that they can honor video games and unite together in playing their most favorite games.
When is Video Games Day?
This day is always celebrated on the 12, September each year. This means that this year, it will be held on September 12, 2019. For the next year, people will celebrate it on 12 September, 2020.
Celebration of Video Games Day
People from different parts of the world have different ways of celebrating this special day for games. Here are some of them.
Play Your Favorite Video Game
You can celebrate the day by playing your favorite video game. Perhaps you like Final Fantasy or Resident Evil. If so, then play those games. There are already so many of these games included in the franchise. If you are more of a gamer in your mobile phone, then you can also participate in the event by playing your favorite gaming apps. For instance, you can play Candy Crush or Clash of Clans.
Participate in Video Game Events
Of course, avid video gamers organize video game events for people. You can join these events and show your video gaming skills. For instance, you can join tournaments for fighting games such as Tekken and Street Fighter. Or you may participate in playing survival horror games and beat the records of fastest one to finish the game.
Host a Video Game Party with Your Friends
You can even host a video game party with your friends in your home. If you have a video game console, then invite your friends to play with you. It will surely be a day full of fun and enjoyment as you hang out with your friends who either are fans or not of playing video games.