This day in tech history, the first video game

Tennis for Two on a DuMont Lab Oscilloscope

58 years ago a physicist revealed to the public a game he dubbed Tennis for two. Tennis for Two is considered to be the first ever video game. It showed the two players a side view of a tennis court with a “net” in the middle, each one controlling their own rackets that they used to hit the ball over the net. Seems simple right? Back in 1958 Tennis for two took up the space of a microwave oven.


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