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29/11/1972 The first commercially successful video game


Original Atari PONG (1972) arcade machine gameplay video


The History of Video Games: 1972

Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games. It is a table tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. Allan Alcorn created Pong as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell based the idea on an electronic ping-pong game included in the Magnavox Odyssey.
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