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Electronic Game List
Love lists, don't you?

  • 1971 - Ralph Baer patents first television gaming apparatus...
    becomes platform for Magnavox's Odyssey
  • 1972 - Pong is created by Al Alcorn, an engineer at Atari.
  • 1976 - Coleco, (the old Connecticut Leather Co.), releases Telstar.
  • " - First cartridge game, Channel F released by Fairchild Camera and Instrument.
  • 1977 - Atari Video computer System 2600 is released.
  • " - Nintendo (100-year-old trading card company, releases Pong clone.
  • 1978 - Atari forces out Nolan Bushnell...he is forced to create Chuck E. Cheese.
  • 1979 - Ateroids sells like pancakes.
  • " - First Easter Egg, Warren Robinett's name in 2600 game, Adventure.
  • 1980 - Namco goes wanko over its top game, Pac Man.
  • 1981 - Shigeru Miyamoto creates Donkey Kong, (He thought it meant "stubborn gorilla"), selling 64,000
    machines. Mario was to be called Jumpman, until Nintendo's Seattle Warehouse landlord won over his tenants with his
    Italian charm.

But, there isn't really a listing about Coleco's game controller, a precursor to Nintendo's. Gotta love those leather people...