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50 Year Anniversary

It was 50 years ago yesterday, on October 18th, that the first “video game” was presented to the public at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. It was called Tennis for Two, and the players were to whack a glowing dot over a similarly glowing net using analog controls. The game was played on an oscilloscope, otherwise used to visualize wave forms. 

The game was created by nuclear physicist William Higinbotham.

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October 19, 2008 - Posted by | Other | , , , , , , , , ,

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