Category Archives: SPORTS

Atari’s Pong is Released

November 29,1972

Pong, one of the earliest arcade video games, is released by Atari. The first prototype has been installed at Andy Capp’s Tavern, consistently earning four times more revenue than other coin-operated machines, around US$35–40 per day. Patrons come to the bar, lining up around the corner … Continue reading

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Nintendo Is Founded

September 23, 1889

Nintendo Koppai is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market handmade playing cards in Kyoto, Japan. In recognition of its card-playing roots, the name “Nintendo” means “leave luck to heaven.” By 1963, the company has tried several small niche businesses, such as a … Continue reading

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