Today in History -World's first video game....1947

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    Worlds first electronic game. Not the worlds first video game I’m afraid.

    “Under most definitions, the device is not considered a video game, as while it had an electronic display it did not run on a computing device. Therefore, despite its relevance to the early history of video games, it is not generally considered a candidate for the title of the first video game.” - wiki
     
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    I 100% disagree with this. Video is a cathode ray tube, not a computer. What we call "video games" today is actually incorrect; they're "computer games".
     
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    LOL, in any case, it was the name of the article....hence the title.
     
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    This is a very comprehensive & Interesting video that discusses the first video game.
    It discusses all of the earliest candidates, suggests a definition for video game, and then concludes which was the first game based on their definition.
    Definitely worth a watch.

     
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    first part of that video is great Rinaldi..but eventually it gets too technical for this old man...only 20 minutes in and my poor brain hurts!
     
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