Games

By Aahil

Which was the original video game? The first home-based video game, the person who invented it, and much more.

The video game market is a crucial element of the contemporary entertainment industry. Home gaming is becoming a well-known leisure activity, with blockbuster films such as "Fortnite" and "Call of Duty" impressing audiences.

The video game is still a relatively novel invention, even though it is a follow-up to film and television and advancing quickly in recent times.

What was the very first video game? Who was the one who invented it, and when? Here's a peek into video game history starting with Atari's "Pong" to the more advanced consoles of today.

The American Physics Society reports that in the month of October, 1958 Physicist William Higinbotham invented what is believed as the world's original video game.

However, there are contradictory reports suggesting that earlier, more basic games should be able to claim the title.

 Higinbotham's game was a recreation of the tennis game and was known as "Tennis for Two." It is a strong resemblance to that of the video sport "Pong" which rose to its popularity in the 1970s.

Higinbotham is part of Brookhaven's instrumentation team, and collaborated alongside technician Robert Dvorak to build the game.

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