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Tennis for Two


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You might think that videogames began with Pong, but here’s one that dates back fifty years!
Way back in 1958, William Higinbotham invented Tennis For Two to liven up visitor day at Brookhaven National Laboratory, his workplace. The game uses an oscilloscope with two control pads. It remained largely unknown until 1981 when a lawyer trying to break Magnavox's patent for video games came across writings talking about the game.

Blueprints of it were found to predate Magnavox's game, the case was settled out of court, and the game found fame as the second ever invented, since it was later predated by A.S. Douglas' 'OXO' game from 1952.

The music is “To Find Our Freedom” from The Peacekeepers Peacespeakers. -via Grow-A-Brain

Funny how this video is more interesting than the one on TV.
Two guys talking about pong on an oscilloscope is somehow more boring than two guys playing it set to music.
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I call Fake, Not in a anoying blog trol kind of way but i think the physics are way too advanced. If i'm wrong my respect, but the speed and elegance doesn't seem 1958 at all.
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