Video Game Character Lifespans Over Time [Geek History]

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on July 18th, 2011

Once upon a time your video game character’s lifespan was determined by your willingness to dump quarters in a machine. Things have evolved considerably since then, check out this infographic history of video game character lifespans to see how.

At Wired they’ve put together a chart of key moments in video game history related to expanding lifespans. The chart starts with Asteroids in 1979 and works its way to Journey in 2011. Hit up the link below to check the full infographic out.

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Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/18/11
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