Sixty-odd years ago, the wonderfully named US physicist William Higinbotham created what is widely held to be the first-ever video game, the nattily named Tennis for Two. Quite the hit at the 1958 Brookhaven National Laboratory’s annual exhibition, visitors flocked to bounce a dot over a line on a five-inch-wide cathode ray tube display.
How times have changed. A new report shows that sales of video games now account for more than half of the...
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