That's how history and that works - stuff happens leading to some other stuff happening, and so on and so forth, ad infinitum. But what sort of stuff happened to lead to the gaming stuff that is happening today?
Here, Digitiser2000 presents a timeline of the 10 most important events in the history of the video gaming.
It resembled a large, papier-mâché eye atop a slowly revolving, greased dais. Users would slide a coin into a throbbing aperture in order to set the eye blinking. Gradually, the blinking would increase in speed, accompanied by a low, undulating bass note, before eventually closing, alongside a barely audible, groaned refrain of "I FORGIVE YOU... I DON'T FORGIVE YOU...".
A huge hit, fans of The Eye would hold ceremonies, and write songs in its honour. The machine was eventually pulled from the market when some forty lewd dancers poisoned themselves at a foam disco as an offering to The Eye.
Sadly, Pong creator Allan Alcorn may have been over-reaching, as machines were recalled following widespread reports that scent circuits were malfunctioning, pumping out a foul-smelling ooze, which - when tested - was found to be comprised of mostly old beef mucus, sullied bog slush and rat hair.
Pong was later reissued without the scent circuit, and Allan Alcorn was last seen weeping on a trolley.
Many consider Fanny and Alexander to be the worst video game of all time - a consequence, perhaps, of the fact the game was famously thrown together in an hour - but in reality it wasn't too bad, and provided some solid gameplay, as the players controlled the children of the Ekdahl family, as they attempted to cope with life alongside their mother's new husband, the stern bishop Edvard Vergérus.
However, the first semi-appearance of the mysterious Bronk was in a hidden section of Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers. If players entered a concealed warp pipe on level 4-2, they were transported to a surreal grey void known as 'Bronk's Chamber', and the words "COLLECT BRONK'S GUANO" would flash repeatedly on the screen for 10-12 seconds, before the game rebooted abruptly.
Unfortunately, the Urine was a power-intensive system, and required a near-constant stream of urine to work. Players would typically take it in shifts to alternate between playing games, and powering the system. It may have broken new ground in console gaming, but it was years ahead of its time.
Thousands of flowers were laid at the scene of the accident, and Sonic's funeral was attended by dignitaries and famous attention-seekers, while Hall and Oates perfumed a moving ballad in tribute to the Mammal of Hearts.