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Unformatted text preview: JOUR 1001 Ch. 9-Video Games A. Definition 1. The action of game takes place interactively on screen. 2. Players have direct involvement in the on-screen process action in order to produce a desired outcome. B. Precursors 1. Baffleball was invented in 1931 (It was the first arcade game!!; Invented by David Gottlieb). 2. Contact was invented in 1933. 3. Humpty Dumpty was invented by Gottlieb, which featured a six-flipper game in 1947. 4. Super Jumbo was the first multi-player game in 1954. (Also invented by Gottlieb!!) C. History 1. In 1961, Steve Russell (MIT student) created first interactive computer game: Spacewar. 2. 1972: Nolan Bushnell founded the Atari video game company. 3. Also in 1972, Magnavox marked Odyssey, the first home video game system. 4. Atlas copies Odyssey and creates the huge hit: Pong through Sears in 1975. 5. Space Invaders is released in the 1980s. D. Technology Info: 1. 1976: Fairfield Camera and Instrument introduced Channel F, the first programmable cartridge...
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