Throughout the late 1960s ralph baer worked on an

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Throughout the late 1960s Ralph Baer worked on an experimental computer project. This computer was to use a television as a display. In 1968 the project was completed and he dubbed it the “Brown Box”. After programming several games for it such as tennis, hockey, and some shooting games, the design was sold to Magnavox. The box was dubbed the Magnavox Odyssey and it was released in 1972.
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The Atari Era. In 1972 Nolan Bushnell created an arcade tennis game named Pong. Atari bought the program and began distributing it in 1973 in both arcade and home formats. Magnavox sued because of Pong’s similarities to the Odyssey’s tennis game. Atari won the rights to distribute pong and then began to dominate the home video game scene for the next 10 years.
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Video game market crash and rise of the Arcades (1977-1983) Many terrible games were released on home video game systems, yet the arcade market began to thrive. By 1983 most companies shut down or shifted focus to arcade games.
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