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Gaming Timeline: 1950-1959

The fifties were dominated by the Cold War, but also by the rise of the middle class.  More disposable income and a greater amount of leisure time were all good things for the gaming industry.  And, in fact, we start … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline: 1940-1949

World War II.  That was what life was about in the first half of the 1940’s.  Not only was it a terrible and bloody conflict, but so many of the world’s leading nations found themselves literally fighting for their very … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline: 1930-1939

The 1930’s were, of course, dominated by the Great Depression.  The statistics for that period are grim (unemployment hit as high as 23% in the U.S. and as high as 33% in other countries), but they probably still fall short … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline: 1910-1929

This is part of the continuing series of articles in our Gaming Timeline series, in which we explore the historical significance of (and our personal experiences with) the most notable games from the past 120 years.  This article will cover … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline: 1900-1909

Welcome to the first article of our Gaming Timeline series!  It will consist of short (and sometimes not so short) write-ups of 172 of the most notable games of the last 120 years, all arranged in chronological order.  This is … Continue reading

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A Gaming Timeline: Introduction

This is the first of a series of articles that will involve a bit of gaming history.  Okay, maybe a little more than a bit—it’ll cover 120 years! In his classic book A Gamut of Games, Sid Sackson stated that … Continue reading

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