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Title: First Video Game

Abstract

More than fifty years ago, before either arcades or home video games, visitors waited in line at Brookhaven National Laboratory to play Tennis for Two, an electronic tennis game that is unquestionably a forerunner of the modern video game. Two people played the electronic tennis game with separate controllers that connected to an analog computer and used an oscilloscope for a screen. The game's creator, William Higinbotham, was a physicist who lobbied for nuclear nonproliferation as the first chair of the Federation of American Scientists.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
987603
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; VIDEO GAME; ANALOG COMPUTER; TENNIS GAME; WILLIAM HIGINBOTHAM; INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPUTER

Citation Formats

Takacs, Peter. First Video Game. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Takacs, Peter. First Video Game. United States.
Takacs, Peter. Tue . "First Video Game". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987603.
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
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