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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Happy 40th to Video games

Today is the 40th anniversary of the first video game, pong. Pong was developed to run on a 19 inch television by a team of engineers at Sanders Associates, a Cold War defense contractor. The simple game was the start to the massive video game industry that exists today. So if you go home tonight and play Halo on your XBox, of tennis on your Wii, remember how it all started.

Via Slashdot: Videogames Turn 40 and 1Up: Videogames Turn 40 years old

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