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Video: The first-ever video game, Tennis for Two

Chris Chase
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Before Pong, Super Mario Brothers and whatever app you just got finished playing on your iPhone, there was Tennis for Two. It's known as the first-ever video game, created in a New York lab in 1958. Though its status as No. 1 is debated among people who care about that sort of thing, Tennis for Two is widely considered to be the precursor for all video games that followed.

In a few weeks, people in New York will be able to play Tennis for Two as it was originally designed, thanks to a refurbishment of the original components.

Here's what it looked like in its original state:

With all that pushing back and forth, it sort of resembles a Caroline Wozniacki match.

If you're interested in the particulars, read about it at techradar.com.

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