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History of Video Games

History of Video Games

On this episode, special guest Brad Hayden and Danny talk about the history of video games. Danny has never been what you’d call a “gamer,” and Brad was born with a joystick in his hand. The pair discuss games from 1940 today and beyond. Here’s a fun fact: A physicist named Willy Higinbotham invented the first true “video game” in 1958. It was a ping pong type game he called Tennis for Two. Willy was also part of the team responsible for creating the first nuclear bomb. Later in life he became a leader in the movement for nuclear nonproliferation. Have a listen and learn about Willy, Steve Russell, Ralph Baer, Nolan Bushnell, Ted Dabney and whole lot of other people’s ties to Atari, Nintendo, PlayStation, XBox and more.