The Gaming Industry: The Beginning

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The origins of video games can originte from a man named Edward U. Condon, who, in 1940 at the World Fair, designed a computer that ran a program of a traditional game called Nim. Jump to 1947, a pair of men by the name of Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann hooked up a cathode ray tube to an oscilloscope. This game allowed people to try a simulation where they used the "gun"(tube) to shoot at targets. In 1964, John Kemeny of Dartmouth creates the BASIC programming language and computer time-share program. These two tools make it easier for students to create computer games.

Between 1964 and 1972, many indivduals and groups created many differet games that range from sports to an arrangement of mini games. It was also during this time that the first home console, the Odyssey, was created by a man name Ralph Baer. Even though many different contributions were made during this time, it was during the 70s when video games began to become more public and popular among the common people thanks to the arcade game Pong. This information was but a small recollections of some of the many indivduals and inventions that led to the rise of the video game industry.

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