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video game

any of various games that can be played by using an electronic control to move points of light or graphical symbols on the screen of a visual display unit

video game

[′vid·ē·ō ‚gām]
(electronics)
A form of interactive entertainment in which the player responds to electronically generated images that appear on a video display screen.

video game

Interactive software that is used for entertainment, role playing and simulation. Played on a specialized device (see video game console), mobile device or personal computer, video games have become extremely realistic, not only in their graphics and animation, but in their themes. See CRPG, Wii, Xbox, PlayStation, Steam and simulator.


Magnavox Odyssey - First Video Game
Just black and white and up and down, but people were nevertheless excited to play ping pong on their TVs in 1972. Invented by Ralph Baer, the Odyssey was inspiration for Atari's Pong arcade game. (Image courtesy of the Online Odyssey Museum, www.magnavox-odyssey.com)







Sega Arcade Game
Made in the late 1980s, the joy stick simulating an F-14 Tomcat jet was used to eliminate enemy planes. In 2015, this old unit was a give-away (last line says "But, you gotta get me out").
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As the proud owner of 6,000 video games, Ward is very knowledgeable in systems and games, ranging from retro - Magnavox Odyssey and the original Super Mario Bros.
Other exhibits will include the first home games console, the Magnavox Odyssey, from 1972, and the classic Pac-Man.
the "History of Video Games" museum will delve into the rich annals of video gaming history, starting with the Magnavox Odyssey, the first-ever home video game system.
Matthew Grant, Acton, London A The first home console was the Magnavox Odyssey from the early 70s.
The console is really from the "first age" of home computer gaming - the first was the Magnavox Odyssey created by Ralph Baer in 1972.
The very first home games console was the Magnavox Odyssey which was invented by Ralph Baer and was sold for $100 in America from 1972 to 1974.
The first console was the Magnavox Odyssey, which was sold in the US for $100 from 1972 to 1974.