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In our quest for education on the history of video gaming we begin to answer the questions of where this all began and what has led us to this point in time.

Tennis For Two

The First Video Game?

Before ‘Pong,’ There Was ‘Tennis for Two’

 Before the era of electronic ping pong, hungry yellow dots, plumbers, mushrooms, and fire-flowers, people waited in line to play video games at roller-skating rinks, arcades, and other hangouts. More than fifty years ago, before either arcades or home video games, visitors waited in line at Brookhaven National Laboratory to play “Tennis for Two,” an electronic tennis game that is unquestionably a forerunner of the modern video game.  Tennis for Two was first introduced on October 18, 1958, more. . .

PBS – NOVA – The Video Game Revolution

HISTORY OF GAMING - A Look at How it All Began
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. Follow the journey of video games from university laboratories to our living rooms.  more . . .

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Spacewar Screenshot
Spacewar Screenshot

In 1952, A.S. Douglas wrote his PhD degree at the University of Cambridge on Human-Computer interaction. Douglas created the first graphical computer game – a version of Tic-Tac-Toe. The game was programmed on a EDSAC vacuum-tube computer, which had a cathode ray tube display.  more. . .

The history of video games from Pong to Pac-Man

Ms PacMan 1982In the beginning, there was nothing. well, actually, there was pinball, some shooting gallery games, a few nickel peep-show machines and those mechanical genies that would guess your weight and give a glimpse of your future. But it was probably pretty hard trying to beat your buddies at who weighs less.  (there was bell, there was Edison, there was Fermi. and then there was Higinbotham) more. . .