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Timeline: Video Games
1958: Physicist Willy Higinbotham invents the first "video game" at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. His game, a table tennis-like game, was played on an oscilloscope.
1961: Steve Russell, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), creates Spacewar, the first interactive computer game.
1966: Ralph Baer, an engineer at Sanders Associates, receives support from his company (a military electronics consulting firm in NH) to explore his idea of creating interactive games using a television.

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The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s, when academic computer scientists began designing simple games and simulations as part of ...

www.museumofplay.org/about/icheg/video-game-history/timeline

For the Westinghouse display at the World's Fair, Edward U. Condon designs a computer that plays the traditional game Nim in which players try to avoid picking  ...

www.museumofplay.org/about/icheg/video-game-history

Game History Electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other, including across boundaries of culture and geography.

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Video games have been around since the early 1970s. The first commercial arcade video game, Computer Space by Nutting Associates, was introduced in 1971 ...

techcrunch.com/2015/10/31/the-history-of-gaming-an-evolving-community

Oct 31, 2015 ... Tech-heads realized they were onto a big thing; between 1972 and 1985, more than 15 companies began to develop video games for the ...

www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/history

Over the past 30 years, video games have become an integral part of our culture, and the video game industry has become a multi-billion dollar behemoth.

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Sep 16, 2013 ... Facebook: http://facebook.com/XboxAhoy Twitter: http://twitter.com/xboxahoy The entire history of video games, from their earliest origins all the ...

www.fastcompany.com/1752592/brief-history-video-games

May 18, 2011 ... More than 30 years after Atari popularized the interchangeable game cartridge, gaming-software sales top $33 billion annually, with the global ...

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Aug 13, 2013 ... Video games are everywhere these days, but where did they actually come from? The history of video games is a complicated story that ...