The Evolution of Gaming
From The 50's-80's
The first video game ever was founded in 1958 by William Higinbotham called "Tennis for Two"(Chodos, Tretkoff, Quellette, Ramlagan Aps.org). In 1972, Nolan Bushnell created Atari(Brittanica). Also in 1972, Atari made their first VERY popular game pong, the coin operated version came out in 1972, the home console version came out in 1974(Cohen About Tech). In 1978, some of the most popular games came out such as, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Defender, Missile Command, Centpede, and Donkey Kong. Plus, sports and card game simulators(Brittanica). Handhelds came out in 1977-78 those being Mattel's LED based games(Brittanica).