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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_games

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  ...

electronics.howstuffworks.com/video-game2.htm

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

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.

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

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

history-of-video-games.webflow.io/index.html

The history of video games takes its start in the early 1950s. Today video gaming is a popular form of entertainment and a part of the world culture.

www.pages.drexel.edu/~as3445/history.html

History of Video Game Industry Video game industry is a relatively new field of business. Although video games itself was invented around mid-1950s, it took two ...

www.infoplease.com/spot/timeline-video-games

Video games timeline from the first in 1958 on an oscilloscope to present day consoles. ... History & Gov't · World History · U.S. History · Timelines · U.S. ... Computer Space becomes first video arcade game ever released. 1500 games are ...