Video Game History

  • Nimrod~ First Gaming Pc

    Nimrod~ First Gaming Pc
    The Nimrod, built in the United Kingdom by Ferranti for the 1951 Festival of Britain, was an early computer custom-built to play Nim, inspired by the earlier Nimatron.
  • Pong~ First Video Game

    Pong~ First Video Game
    In October 1958,Physicist William Higinbotham created what is thought to be the first video game. It was a very simple tennis game, similar to the classic 1970s video game Pong, and it was quite a hit at a Brookhaven National Laboratory open house.
  • SpaceWar~ First Computer Game

    SpaceWar~ First Computer Game
    Spacewar is a space combat video game developed in 1962 by Steve Russell in collaboration with Martin Graetz, Wayne Wiitanen, Bob Saunders, Steve Piner, and others. It was written for the newly installed DEC PDP-1 minicomputer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Odyssey~ First gaming console

    Odyssey~ First gaming console
    The Odyssey was manufactured by Magnavox and released in North America in September of 1972. It stands as the very first home video game console. The system was developed by Ralph Baer, a German-American engineer who created the ping-pong style gameplay that the Odyssey offered.
  • First PacMan

    First PacMan
    The classic and enormously popular Pac-Man video game came out in Japan on May 21, 1980, and by October of that year it was released in the United States. The yellow, pie-shaped Pac-Man character, who travels around a maze trying to eat dots and avoid four hunting ghosts, quickly became an icon of the 1980s.
  • Video Game Crash of 1983-1985

    Video Game Crash of 1983-1985
    The video game crash of 1983, also known as Atari Shock in Japan, was an industry-wide recession. Revenues for video game makers dropped almost 97% in only two years. The crash almost destroyed the then-growing industry.
  • Apple Pippin~ First Online Game

    Apple Pippin~ First Online Game
    The Apple Bandai Pippin, stylized PiP P!N, is a multimedia technology console, designed by Apple Computer. The console is based on the Apple Pippin platform – a derivative of the Apple Macintosh platform.
  • GTA

    Grand Theft Auto, the first game in the series, was released for Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS in October 1997, ported to the PlayStation in 1998 and the Game Boy Color in 1999.
  • Cool Math Games

    Cool Math Games
    Cool Math Games is an online web portal that hosts HTML and Flash web browser games targeted at children and young adults. Cool Math Games is operated by Coolmath LLC and first went online in 1997 with the slogan "Where logic & thinking meets fun & games."
  • PS5

    The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is a home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. This gaming console came out recently & is still hard to get your hands on. Restocks go out in minutes.