Online Gaming Addiction History

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First Video Game Console "The Brown Box"

1967

First message was sent between two computers (Internet Birth)

10/29/1969

Ray Tomlinson introduces network e-mail

1972

Empire (First ever networked multiplayer game)

1973

Maze War (First Multiplayer 3D Shooter)

1974

The word Internet is first used

1982

Multi-Access dungeon (MAD) (First ever global MMORPG)

1984

First Console from Nintendo (NES)

1985

Nintendo Introduces Game Boy (Portable Gaming Starts)

1989

Tim Berners-Lee develops HTML Code

1990

"www" was introduced to the public

06/06/1991

The Shadow of Vserbius (first online game to run on a monthly subscription)

1992

Doom (Popularized the First Person Shooter Genre)

1993

Microsoft launches Windows 95

08/24/1996

Sony introduces Playstation2 (First console to use DVD's)

2000

Korean e-Sports Players Association (KeSPA) comes into operation

May, 2000

Microsoft develops XBOX and enters the market

2001

Nintendo develops Game Boy Advance (Enhanced color display on a portable system)

2002

Nintendo introduces Nintendo DS (first touch screen gaming console)

2004

Word of Warcraft Release

11/23/2004

Chinese Man Drops Dead After 3-Day Gaming Binge

09/18/2007

Kids Help Phone gaming Addiction Online Survey Study

09/01/2009

Time Magazine Article about reSTART Program

09/28/2009

Panorama TV Special on Video Game Addiction

12/12/2010

CBS News: Onlgoing Debate to Classify Video Game Addiction as a Medical Disorder

01/18/2011

South Korea Boot Camps to help Video Game Addicted Youth

01/18/2011

Futoko Shien Centre 327 Requests of Gaming Addiction Cases

01/01/2012 - 07/01/2012

Consumer Affairs Agency Regulate Online Social Gaming (Japan)

May 2012