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History of video games

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The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s, when academic computer .... This made them generally unsuited for games. Further, they were ...

Video Games: Timeline - Infoplease

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Video games timeline from the first in 1958 on an oscilloscope to present day ... It runs on a Digital PDP-1 mainframe computer, and the graphics are made up of ...

The Father of the Video Game: The Ralph Baer Prototypes and ...

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11 items ... Ralph Baer donated his video game test units, production models, notes, and schematics to the ... Date made: 1966. inventor ... Date made: 1967-1968.

Video Game History Timeline | The Strong

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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  ...

This Month in Physics History - October 1958: Physicist Invents First ...

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October 1958: Physicist Invents First Video Game. ... Higinbotham made some drawings, and blueprints were drawn up. Technician Robert Dvorak spent about  ...

The History of Video Games - How Video Game Systems Work ...

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The first commercial arcade video game, Computer Space by Nutting Associates, .... Ridiculous History: Nike's Very First Shoes Were Made With a Waffle Iron.

Who invented video games? | HowStuffWorks

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Who invented video games is explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Find out ... Ridiculous History: Nike's Very First Shoes Were Made With a Waffle Iron.

The Video Game Revolution: How a Game is Made | PBS

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Video Game Revolution is the companion site to the PBS program.

BNL | History:The First Video Game?

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More than fifty years ago, before either arcades or home video games, visitors .... Higinbotham made the following deposition and notes during that time period.

Ralph H. Baer, Inventor of First System for Home Video Games, Is ...

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Dec 7, 2014 ... Video games have become more than just a ubiquitous pastime and a ... of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture” (2011), said Mr. Baer made ...

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There are numerous debates over who created the first video game, with the answer depending largely on how video games are defined.
Willy Higginbotham's Tennis for Two is considered by many to be the first real video game, but Ralph Baer came up with the idea of playing games on TV sets in 1951.