1. Introduction

Everyone likes to do something other than work or study all the time.

And a very popular activity is 'computer gaming'.

Almost as soon as the first home computers came along, there were enthusiastic people developing and coding games to run on them.

Mostly unpaid amateurs to begin with who simply enjoyed creating them, but it soon developed into a proper profession.

Today computer gaming is a truly multi-billion pound industry - did you know that it dwarfs cinema and the music industry combined!

This mini-web takes you through computer gaming and the things you need to know about it for your GCSE.