video games

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  • first video game

    first video game
    Physicist Willy Higinbotham invents the first "video game" at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. His game, a table tennis-like game, was played on an oscilloscope
  • tv

    video game
    Baer and team are successful in creating two interactive TV games—a chase game and a tennis game. They are also able to manipulate a toy gun so that it detects spots of light on the TV screen.
  • arcade game

    first
    Computer Space becomes first video arcade game ever released. 1500 games are distributed. Public consensus is that it is too difficult to play.
  • NES

    nes
    To compete with the NES, Sega introduces the Sega Master System (SMS).
  • atari

    atari
    Atari releases the Atari 7800 to stay competitive in the market. Atari releases the Atari 7800 to stay competitive in the market.
  • true arcade

    The true arcade experience comes into American homes when Sega debuts the Genesis, its first 16-bit home game console, for $249.95.
  • psp

    psp
    Sony releases the PSP, a portable system with a large, high-resolution display.
  • wii

    With over 40 million units sold, Nintendo's Wii Sports becomes the best-selling video game of all time. The previous record holder was another Nintendo game: Super Mario Bros.