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Allan Alcorn (born January 1, 1948 in San Francisco) is an American pioneering engineer and computer scientist best known for creating Pong, one of the first video games.
is a video game developed by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo as a global launch title for the Game Boy.
The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center in New York City.
American Heritage is a magazine dedicated to covering the history of the United States of America for a mainstream readership.
Ampex is an American electronics company founded in 1944 by Alexander M. Poniatoff.
Andrew Stephen Roddick (born August 30, 1982) is an American former professional tennis player.
The APF TV Fun is a series of early Pong clone consoles manufactured by APF Electronics Inc.
A video game arcade cabinet, also known as a video arcade machine or video coin-op, is the housing within which a video arcade game's hardware resides.
An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades.
is an arcade game released by Taito in 1986.
Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA.
The Atari 2600 (or Atari Video Computer System before November 1982) is a home video game console from Atari, Inc. Released on September 11, 1977, it is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games contained on ROM cartridges, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F in 1976.
Atari, Inc. was an American video game developer and home computer company founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.
Bally Manufacturing, later renamed Bally Entertainment, was an American company that began as a pinball and slot machine manufacturer, and later expanded into casinos, video games, health clubs, and theme parks.
Bally Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of slot machines and other gaming technology based in Enterprise, Nevada.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is an action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Game Studios.
The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe.
Black and white, often abbreviated B/W or B&W, and hyphenated black-and-white when used as an adjective, is any of several monochrome forms in visual arts.
Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV (born April 6, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Break 'Em All (also known as Simple DS Series Vol. 4: The Block Kuzushi in Japan & Brick 'Em All DS in Europe) is an Arkanoid clone released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS.
Breakout is an arcade game developed and published by Atari, Inc., released on May 13, 1976.
A Breakout clone (also known as a Breakout-style game, block-breaking game, brick buster, or ball-and-paddle game) is a sub-class of the "bat-and-ball" genre.
Burlingame is a city in San Mateo County, California.
Chicago Coin was one of the early major manufacturers of pinball tables founded in Chicago, Illinois.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Chuck E. Cheese’s (formerly Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre and Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza) is a chain of American family entertainment centers and restaurants.
Coleco Industries, Inc. was an American company founded in 1932 by Maurice Greenberg as The Connecticut Leather Company.
is a series of five home dedicated consoles, created by Nintendo and released in Japan only.
The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).
Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004.
The Computer History Museum (CHM) is a museum established in 1996 in Mountain View, California, US.
Computer Space is a space combat arcade game developed in 1971 as one of the last games created in the early history of video games.
In economics, the cost-of-production theory of value is the theory that the price of an object or condition is determined by the sum of the cost of the resources that went into making it.
Debugging is the process of finding and resolving defects or problems within a computer program that prevent correct operation of computer software or a system.
Digital electronics or digital (electronic) circuits are electronics that operate on digital signals.
Discovery Channel (known as The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply Discovery) is an American pay television channel that is the flagship television property of Discovery Inc., a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav.
Doctor Pong, also known as Puppy Pong was an adaption of the original arcade Pong for use in a non-coin-operated environment.
Donald T. "Don" Valentine (born June 26, 1932) is a venture capitalist who concentrates mainly on technology companies in the United States.
An electronic component is any basic discrete device or physical entity in an electronic system used to affect electrons or their associated fields.
Elektra Records is an American major record label owned by Warner Music Group, founded in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickolt.
Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
In Anglo-Saxon law, an exclusive right, or exclusivity, is a de facto, non-tangible prerogative existing in law (that is, the power or, in a wider sense, right) to perform an action or acquire a benefit and to permit or deny others the right to perform the same action or to acquire the same benefit.
In economics, any commodity which is produced and subsequently consumed by the consumer, to satisfy his current wants or needs, is a consumer good or final good.
Free-to-play (F2P or FtP) video games are games that give players access to a significant portion of their content without paying.
Future US, Inc. (formerly known as Imagine Media and The Future Network USA) is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets.
Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
Game On is the first major international touring exhibition to explore the history and culture of computer games.
Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children is a non-fiction book written by David Sheff and published by Random House, New York in 1993.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
The golden age of arcade video games was the era when arcade video games entered pop culture and became a dominant cultural force.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s, when academic computer scientists began designing simple games and simulations as part of their research.
() is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.
The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the IEEE Computer Society.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
Imagine Publishing was a UK-based magazine publisher, which published a number of video games, computing, creative and lifestyle magazines.
An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece (or "chip") of semiconductor material, normally silicon.
Kee Games was an arcade game manufacturer that released games from 1973 to 1978.
The Killer List of Videogames (KLOV) is a website featuring an online encyclopedia devoted to cataloging arcade games past and present.
King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010 on Fox.
, commonly referred to as Konami, is a Japanese entertainment and gaming conglomerate.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
A line of credit is credit source extended to a government, business or individual by a bank or other financial institution.
This is a list of arcade video games organized alphabetically by name.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Magnavox (Latin for "great voice") (stylized as MAGNAVOX) is an American electronics company founded in the United States.
The Magnavox Odyssey is the first commercial home video game console.
Mid Day (stylised as mid-day) is a morning daily Indian compact newspaper.
Midway Games Inc. (formerly Midway Manufacturing and commonly known as Midway) was an American video game developer and publisher.
Monaural or monophonic sound reproduction (often shortened to mono) is sound intended to be heard as if it were emanating from one position.
A multiplayer video game is a video game in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time, either locally or over the internet.
The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, better known as the MUSAC, is a contemporary art museum in the city of León, Spain.
Neuromancer is an adventure video game developed by Interplay Productions and published by Mediagenic (a brand name that Activision was also known by).
The Neville Public Museum of Brown County was built in 1983 at 210 Museum Place in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Next Generation (also known as NextGen) was a video game magazine that was published by Imagine Media (now Future Network USA).
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.
Nolan Kay Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) is an American electrical engineer and businessman.
Nutting Associates was an arcade game manufacturer based in Mountain View, California, incorporated in February 1967 by William Gilbert Nutting.
PainStation is a torture device created by the artists' group "/////////fur//// art entertainment interfaces".
The PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) is the first computer in Digital Equipment Corporation's PDP series and was first produced in 1959.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
Phoenix IV: The History of the Videogame Industry is a book written by Leonard Herman.
Pierre Huyghe (born 11 September 1962) is a French artist who works in a variety of media from films and sculptures to public interventions and living systems.
is a gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.
The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Pong: The Next Level (known simply as Pong in Europe) is a remake of the 1972 game of the same name developed by Supersonic Software and published by Hasbro Interactive.
In video games, power-ups are objects that instantly benefit or add extra abilities to the game character as a game mechanic.
Ralph Henry Baer (born Rudolf Heinrich Baer; March 8, 1922 – December 6, 2014) was a German-born American inventor, game developer, and engineer.
Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.
In computer graphics, a raster graphics or bitmap image is a dot matrix data structure that represents a generally rectangular grid of pixels (points of color), viewable via a monitor, paper, or other display medium.
Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games.
Running Press is an American publishing company and member of the Perseus Books Group.
Sanders Associates was a defense contractor in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States, from 1951 until it was sold in 1986.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
Sears, Roebuck and Company, colloquially known as Sears, is an American chain of department stores founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in 1892, reincorporated (a formality for a history-making consumer sector initial public offering) by Richard Sears and new partner Julius Rosenwald in 1906.
The Sega Genesis, known as the in regions outside of North America, is a 16-bit home video game console developed and sold by Sega.
A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
A slot machine (American English), known variously as a fruit machine (British English), puggy (Scottish English), the slots (Canadian and American English), poker machine/pokies (Australian English and New Zealand English), or simply slot (American English), is a casino gambling machine with three or more reels which spin when a button is pushed.
The Smithsonian Institution, established on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.
Snoopy is Charlie Brown's pet beagle in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
A social lubricant is any food, beverage, drug or activity that helps people feel more comfortable in social occasions.
Solid-state electronics means semiconductor electronics; electronic equipment using semiconductor devices such as semiconductor diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits (ICs).
A sports game is a video game genre that simulates the practice of sports.
Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small bats.
TD Overdrive: The Brotherhood of Speed (known in the United States as Test Drive) is the seventh installment in the ''Test Drive'' series, developed by Pitbull Syndicate and published by Infogrames under the Atari brand name.
Samuel Frederick "Ted" Dabney Jr. (May 2, 1937 – May 26, 2018) was an American electrical engineer, and the co-founder, alongside Nolan Bushnell, of Atari, Inc. He is recognized as developing the basics of video circuitry principles that were used for Computer Space and later Pong, one of the first and most successful arcade games.
Released in 1994, Teenager of the Year was Frank Black’s second solo album, produced by former Pere Ubu member Eric Drew Feldman, who also played keyboards.
The Telstar is a series of video game consoles produced by Coleco from 1976 to 1978.
That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998 to May 18, 2006.
Three Rivers Press is the trade paperback imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House.
A trade fair (trade show, trade exhibition, or expo) is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, meet with industry partners and customers, study activities of rivals, and examine recent market trends and opportunities.
Transistor–transistor logic (TTL) is a logic family built from bipolar junction transistors.
Ultra Pong is a dedicated home console version of Pong that was released by Atari in 1977 as a follow-up to the 1976 release of Super Pong.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (in case citations, N.D. Ill.) is the trial-level court with jurisdiction over the northern counties of Illinois.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.
The Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia; in English also called the "Venice Biennial") refers to an arts organization based in Venice and the name of the original and principal biennial exhibition the organization organizes.
Venture capital (VC) is a type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
A video game console is an electronic, digital or computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.
The video game industry is the economic sector involved in the development, marketing, and monetization of video games.
Video Games Live (VGL) is a concert series created by Tommy Tallarico and originally founded by Tallarico and Jack Wall.
Video Olympics is a video game programmed by Atari, Inc.'s Joe Decuir for the Atari 2600.
Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational financial services company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with central offices throughout the country.
The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, is a 110-story, skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois.
The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
2D computer graphics is the computer-based generation of digital images—mostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models, text, and digital images) and by techniques specific to them.
3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.