The input device used for games, the game controller, varies across platforms.Common controllers include gamepads, joysticks, mouse devices, keyboards, the touchscreens of mobile devices, or even a person's body with the help of Kinect sensor. At Amazon Game Studios, we believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and esports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales.

Modeled after a late 1960s prototype console developed by Ralph H.

Baer called the "Brown Box", it also used a standard television. The distinctions below are not always clear and there may be games that bridge one or more platforms.

The game was featured in the 1973 science fiction film Soylent Green.

Computer Space was followed in 1972 by the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home console.

Some games in the 2000s include haptic, vibration-creating effects, force feedback peripherals and virtual reality headsets.

In the 2010s, the commercial importance video game industry is of increasing.

Each game used different means of display: NIMROD used a panel of lights to play the game of Nim, In 1971, Computer Space, created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, was the first commercially sold, coin-operated video game.

It used a black-and-white television for its display, and the computer system was made of 74 series TTL chips.

Some theorists categorize video games as an art form, but this designation is controversial.

The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles.

These platforms range from large mainframe computers to small handheld computing devices.