The History of Video Games

Events

Physicist William Higinbotham created the First Video Game

October 1958

The first commercial video game, Computer Space by Nutting Associates

1971

Early arcade video games were developed

1972 - 1978

Atari introduced PONG

1972

Atari started to sell the first home video game system

1975

Video games became popular

1980 - 1989

Pacman came out

1980

First Nintendo DS came out

2004

Plants vs. Zombies came out

2009

Minecraft was created

2011