Is gaming finally ready to enter a golden age?

Forty years ago the game world unveiled the racing game and the first-person shooter. So is the medium growing up? Prepare to feel old. The first-person shooter turns 40 this year.

19th January, 2014
Richard Barnwell, founder and chief executive of Digit Games: The technology to allow more sophisticated storytelling has definitely appeared'.

Forty years ago the game world unveiled the racing game and the first-person shooter. So is the medium growing up?

Prepare to feel old. The first-person shooter turns 40 this year. You may not be aware of Maze Wars, but the primitive game debuted in 1974. Yes, the format that gave birth to the controversial, world-dominating Call of Duty franchise is older than Justin Bieber and Saoirse Ronan combined .

The same year also saw the first racing...

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