We're pretty sure that you've played a virtual game or two, maybe on a console, handheld, or a PC. Gaming has reached such mainstream status that it's hard to imagine a period or era completely devoid of it.
But, once upon a time not too long ago, it didn't exist. Then the 1950s came along and the forefathers of the games we play today—from RPGs like Dragon Age to first-person shooters like Counter-Strike—were created. Gaming has been around for about 60 years now, and its history has frequently been a major topic for discussion (along with the not-so-subtle art of talking trash it has spawned along the way).
Unlike your history professor though, we won't bore you with the details. Instead, we'll point you to the video below, which was uploaded to the Facebook page Today's Viral Videos just a few days ago and has achieved a level of virality with almost 140,000 views as of this writing. It sums up nicely the evolution of video games in under three minutes!
That ended sooner than many of our dungeon crawls in Diablo III!
Ah, gaming. A virtual respite from the rigors of the real world. A door to becoming whoever you want to be. A next-gen way for friends to congregate and enjoy each other's company. Aren't you glad we have zombies to slash, monsters to slay, princesses to save, and kingdoms to create?