Rise of the Video Game

Season 1 Episode 1

Level One

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 2007 on Discovery Channel
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Level One
Military research and development during the Cold War led to the rise of increasingly advanced computers. Some of the scientists conducting that research began to put the equipment to a different use -- video games! Take a look at the early days of the video game industry, from Tennis for Two and Space War! to the birth of the commercial video game industry. Space Invaders and Pac-Man led the way in arcades, while the Atari 2600 brought video games to the living room.moreless

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