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what was the first video game?

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for 1st commercial game, i'd imagine it was an arcade cabinet machine. but what was the first one to show up at the arcades alongside pinball machines?

 

i know night bomber was pretty early on. and it was electro-mechanical, not video.

 

 

for non-commercial, didn't the guy who invented the mouse do some stuff like pong?

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Depends on the definition of "video game". If by that you mean an interactive, challenging activity governed by rules (the game part) displayed on a screen (the video part), then I present to you the cathode ray tube amusement device (patented in 1947) in which you had to throw bombs on a target. 

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The first game was Pong :)

Saw it on a video describing the history of monitors and video progresssion.

 

A commercial game- I can't really tell, I think it's a game by atari around 1990~, This history is blury to me xD

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How about bertie the brain, the first games program running on an actual computer in 1950 rather than just a hard coded analogue unit like the crt entertainment device?

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I've always heard Steve Russel's Spacewar! given credit as the first video game. It wasn't the first one ever made, but it was the first one non-researchers could get their hands on.

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