Find video game history timelines at sites such as The Strong and the IEEE Historic Gaming Timeline. These sites both trace the history of video games from their primitive beginnings into the modern era using interactive graphics.
The Strong is the official website of the National Museum of Play, and the site offers a comprehensive timeline detailing major events in gaming dating back to the 1940s. From the earliest electronic games to the latest generation of game consoles, users can browse through more than eight decades of gaming history.
The IEEE Historic Gaming timeline traces the history of games by console generation, starting out with Atari’s Pong and Magnavox’s Odyssey back in the early 1970s and working all the way through Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U. The timeline also includes videos of different consoles and gameplay.