The Video Game

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BackGround Info There was once a time when there was no color tv's or any real source of entertainment, till the genius and father(name) of one of the greatest inventions known to man, the video game. In january of 1967 Baer has his technician Bill Harrison put to work to build the first multi-game unit in the footsteps of developer William Higinbotham, Ralph Baer and steve Russell Nolan Bushnell, the Zeus of the videogame industry, is about to create an entire entertainment industry, which in a few short years will eclipse even the 80 year old movie business. 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. William Higinbotham created the first video game ever in 1958.
The Beginning of the Legacy His game, he named "Tennis for Two," was created and played on a Brookhaven National Laboratory oscilloscope. Missile trajectory plotting is one of the specialties of computers at this time, the other being cryptography. Along with technical specialist robert v. dvorak who actually assembles the device, to create in three weeks the game system they name tennis for two, and it debuts with other exhibits in the brookhaven gymnasium at the next open house in october 1958. In the rudimentary side-view tennis game, the ball bounces off a long horizontal line at the bottom of the oscilloscope, and there is a small vertical line in the centre to represent the net. The game was simple, but fun to play, and its was infectious.
Birth Of The Game Consoles