Video games are played on televisions or computers. They are an electronic game that requires a gamer to interact with the computer interface to generate visual feedback. They became popular in the 1980s. Often video games have a task to complete. Pacman is an example of an early video game whereby the objective is to gain as many points as possible by controlling the Pacman to eat different fruits, dots and blue ghosts. As visual technology developed, so did video games. They now can be very realistic and very complex.

What was the first video game?

The first video game was a simple tennis game that was created in October of 1958 by physicist William Higinbotham. This first game would become very similar to the 1970s video game known as Pong. The first video game became popular at the Brookhaven National Laboratory open house.

Are video games good for you?

While it is widely believed that video games are bad for you, they do offer some benefits as they promote healthy brain stimulation, help in the development of problem-solving skills, and provide a form of stress relief. Video games can also improve manual dexterity, social skills, and eye vision.

Are video games a sport?

Video games are considered an e-sport or electronic sport. This classification has been given in recent years as e-sports have become much more popular. While some don’t consider video games a sport, more and more organizations have created their teams and involved e-sports as part of the athletic department.

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Bugha
53000
6’0” | 1.83 m
December 30, 2002
Bugha
183.000
2002.00
53000
3D
Bugha
Bulbasaur
148000
2’4” | 71.1 cm
15.2 lb | 6.9 kg
#001
Bulbasaur
71.100
6.900
1.00
148000
3D
Bulbasaur
Charizard
184000
5’7” | 170.2 cm
199.5 lb | 90.5 kg
#006
Charizard
170.200
90.500
6.00
184000
3D
Charizard
2’0” | 61 cm
18.7 lb | 8.5 kg
#004
Charmander
61.000
8.500
4.00
109000
3D
Charmander
Clix
28000
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 7, 2005
Clix
175.000
2005.00
28000
3D
Clix
Ditto
134000
1’0” | 30.5 cm
8.8 lb | 4 kg
#132
Ditto
30.500
4.000
132.00
134000
3D
Ditto
6’8” | 2.03 m
March 10, 1982
Dr Disrespect
203.000
1982.00
232000
3D
Dr Disrespect
7’3” | 221 cm
463 lb | 210 kg
#149
Dragonite
221.000
210.000
149.00
97000
3D
Dragonite
Eevee
239000
1’0” | 30.5 cm
14.3 lb | 6.5 kg
#133
Eevee
30.500
6.500
133.00
239000
3D
Eevee
Gengar
142000
4’11” | 149.9 cm
89.3 lb | 40.5 kg
#094
Gengar
149.900
40.500
94.00
142000
3D
Gengar
Gyarados
114000
21’4” | 650.2 cm
41’ | 12.5 m
518 lb | 235 kg
#130
Gyarados
650.200
1250.000
235.000
130.00
114000
3D
Gyarados
1’8” | 50.8 cm
12.1 lb | 5.5 kg
#039
Jigglypuff
50.800
5.500
39.00
96000
3D
Jigglypuff
5’6” | 1.68 m
Tomb Raider (2018)
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)
168.000
2018.00
101950
3D
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)
5’7” | 1.70 m
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie)
170.000
2001.00
105100
3D
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie)
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 28, 1989
Markiplier
178.000
1989.00
568000
3D
Markiplier
Mew
100000
1’4” | 40.6 cm
8.8 lb | 4 kg
#151
Mew
40.600
4.000
151.00
100000
3D
Mew
Mewtwo
152000
6’7” | 200.7 cm
269 lb | 122 kg
#150
Mewtwo
200.700
122.000
150.00
152000
3D
Mewtwo
5’8” | 1.73 m
November 21, 1990
NICKMERCS
173.000
1990.00
59000
3D
NICKMERCS
Ninja
403000
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 5, 1991
Ninja
188.000
1991.00
403000
3D
Ninja
Pewdiepie
811000
5’11” | 1.80 m
October 24, 1989
Pewdiepie
180.000
1989.00
811000
3D
Pewdiepie
Pikachu
524000
1’4” | 40.6 cm
13.2 lb | 6 kg
#025
Pikachu
40.600
6.000
25.00
524000
3D
Pikachu
Pokimane
538000
5’4” | 1.63 m
May 14, 1996
Pokimane
163.000
1996.00
538000
3D
Pokimane
Psyduck
66000
2’7” | 78.7 cm
43.2 lb | 19.6 kg
#054
Psyduck
78.700
19.600
54.00
66000
3D
Psyduck
Snorlax
130000
6’11” | 210.8 cm
1014 lb | 460 kg
#143
Snorlax
210.800
460.000
143.00
130000
3D
Snorlax
Squirtle
105000
1’8” | 50.8 cm
19.8 lb | 9 kg
#007
Squirtle
50.800
9.000
7.00
105000
3D
Squirtle
Tfue
106000
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 2, 1998
Tfue
185.000
1998.00
106000
3D
Tfue
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 8, 1990
TimTheTatman
183.000
1990.00
108000
3D
TimTheTatman
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 7, 1990
jacksepticeye
178.000
1990.00
399000
3D
jacksepticeye
shroud
18000
5’6” | 1.68 m
June 2, 1994
shroud
168.000
1994.00
18000
3D
shroud
tyler1
148000
5’6” | 1.68 m
March 7, 1995
tyler1
168.000
1995.00
148000
3D
tyler1
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie)
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) in relation to other adventurers

Lara Croft is a fictional character who was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in the 2001 film Tomb Raider, based on the video game series of the same name. Lara Croft is characterized as an athletic intellectual and English archaeologist. She takes part in quests around the world, specifically that of ancient tombs and ruins. Casting of Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft was met with criticism based around the physical differences between the actress and the fictional protagonist. Lara Croft is considered a significant character in the world of gaming as well as in popular culture.

Lara Croft is portrayed by Angelina Jolie with a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) labeled with overall height
Lara Croft is a fictional character who was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in the 2001 film Tomb Raider, based on the video game series of the same name. Lara Croft is characterized as an athletic intellectual and English archaeologist. She takes part in quests around the world.

Lara Croft is portrayed by Angelina Jolie with a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) labeled with overall height
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie)
Height:
5’7” | 1.70 m
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Depth:
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Given Name
Angelina Jolie
Birthday
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

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Jigglypuff
Scaled elevation drawing comparing the height of Jigglypuff to people

Jigglypuff, known as Purin in Japan, is a dual type fairy and normal Pokémon (prior to Generation 4, it was just a normal type) introduced in the first generation of games. Jigglypuff is a round, puffy, pink creature with short arms and legs, wide eyes, and a curly tuft of hair. Jigglypuff evolves from Igglybuff and when exposed to a moonstone, evolves into Wigglytuff. Able to deflate and inflate at will, Jigglypuff can flatten itself or float by inhaling. Known for its soothing lullaby, Jigglypuff uses its skills to make an opponent drowsy and fall asleep. Jigglypuff is usually found in lush meadows.

Jigglypuff has an average height of 1’8” (50.8 cm) and weight of 12.1 lb (5.5 kg). Jigglypuff is a Normal and Fairy type Pokémon and is listed as #039 in the National Pokédex.

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Jigglypuff in assorted poses
Jigglypuff, known as Purin in Japan, is a dual type fairy and normal Pokémon (prior to Generation 4, it was just a normal type) introduced in the first generation of games. Jigglypuff is a round, puffy, pink creature with short arms and legs, wide eyes, and a curly tuft of hair.

Jigglypuff has an average height of 1’8” (50.8 cm) and weight of 12.1 lb (5.5 kg). Jigglypuff is a Normal and Fairy type Pokémon and is listed as #039 in the National Pokédex.

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Jigglypuff in assorted poses
Jigglypuff
Height:
1’8” | 50.8 cm
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
12.1 lb | 5.5 kg
Area:

Generation: 1

Type
Normal, Fairy
Pokédex
#039

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Jigglypuff front elevation, side, back, fighting

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Dragonite
Dimensioned height drawing of Dragonite and average people

Dragonite, known as Kairyu in Japan, is a dual type dragon and flying Pokémon and was introduced in the first generation of games. Dragonite is an orange dragon with wings that seem too small for his body despite how fast he is able to fly. Dragonite is the final evolution in his family; beginning with Dratini, then Dragonair, before culminating in Dragonite. Dragonite is a rare Pokémon in the wild frequently found near the sea. Dragonite is a kind, intelligent Pokémon and has saved humans in need or ships that have lost their way. However, if his environment is threatened, Dragonite will go on a rampage until he has neutralized the threat.

Dragonite has an average height of 7’3” (221 cm) and weight of 463 lb (210 kg). Dragonite is a Dragon and Flying type Pokémon and is listed as #149 in the National Pokédex.

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Dragonite in various postures
Dragonite, known as Kairyu in Japan, is a dual type dragon and flying Pokémon and was introduced in the first generation of games. Dragonite is an orange dragon with wings that seem too small for his body despite how fast he is able to fly. Dragonite is the final evolution in his family.

Dragonite has an average height of 7’3” (221 cm) and weight of 463 lb (210 kg). Dragonite is a Dragon and Flying type Pokémon and is listed as #149 in the National Pokédex.

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Dragonite in various postures
Dragonite
Height:
7’3” | 221 cm
Width:
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Depth:
Weight:
463 lb | 210 kg
Area:

Generation: 1

Type
Dragon, Flying
Pokédex
#149

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Dragonite front elevation, side, back, fighting

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Ditto
Scaled illustration of Ditto compared to typical people

Ditto, known in Japan as Metamon, is a normal type Pokémon and was introduced in the first generation of games. Ditto is a purple-pink creature with an ambiguous form with two protrusions that it uses as arms. Ditto is able to transform into any creature or object and mimic that creature’s abilities. Ditto does not have any evolutions. Due to its ability to transform, Ditto gets along with almost any creature, except for other Dittos. Dittos are sometimes unable to transform their faces and if they start laughing, they lose their transformation completely. There are also “shiny” Dittos and these Dittos are blue instead of purple.

Ditto has an average height of 1’0” (30.5 cm) and weight of 8.8 lb (4 kg). Ditto is a Normal type Pokémon and is listed as #132 in the National Pokédex.

Collection of elevation drawings of Ditto with labeled height
Ditto, known in Japan as Metamon, is a normal type Pokémon and was introduced in the first generation of games. Ditto is a purple-pink creature with an ambiguous form with two protrusions that it uses as arms. Ditto is able to transform into any creature and mimic that creature’s abilities.

Ditto has an average height of 1’0” (30.5 cm) and weight of 8.8 lb (4 kg). Ditto is a Normal type Pokémon and is listed as #132 in the National Pokédex.

Collection of elevation drawings of Ditto with labeled height
Ditto
Height:
1’0” | 30.5 cm
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
8.8 lb | 4 kg
Area:

Generation: 1

Type
Normal
Pokédex
#132

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Ditto front elevation, side, back, fighting

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Pewdiepie
Collection of drawings of Pewdiepie measured with overall height

Pewdiepie is a Swedish internet personality. Born in Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg in 1989, he registered for a YouTube account in 2010, and became known for his Let’s Play videos, usually featuring playthroughs of games such as Minecraft and Call of Duty. From 2012 to 2012, his YouTube channel was the fastest growing, rocketing from 3 million subscribers to just under 19 million. In 2015, he released his own video game, PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist. He is considered one of the most popular online personalities, and is very popular with younger viewers.  In 2016, Time magazine listed him as one of the top 100 most influential people.

Pewdiepie has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Size comparison drawings of Pewdiepie comparing the heights of other related media personalities
Pewdiepie is a Swedish internet personality. Born in Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg in 1989, he registered for a YouTube account in 2010, and became known for his Let’s Play videos, usually featuring playthroughs of games such as Minecraft and Call of Duty.

Pewdiepie has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Size comparison drawings of Pewdiepie comparing the heights of other related media personalities
Pewdiepie
Height:
5’11” | 1.80 m
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Given Name
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
Birthday
October 24, 1989

Drawings include:
Pewdiepie front, front (pose), side (outdoor)

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