Interesting Facts Nintendo – established in 1889 as a playing card company Sony – started in 1947 as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Company. Made first pocket-sized battery-powered radio. 1951 - Ralph Baer suggests adding an interactive game to TV. Management ignores the idea. 1954 – Service Games starts making coin operated games. SErvice GAmes later becomes SEGA.
Interesting Facts 1958 - physicist Willy Higinbotham invents an interactive table-tennis-like game that is displayed on an oscilloscope 1961 - Steve Russell creates Spacewar, the first interactive computer game 1967 - Ralph Baer leads a team that creates an interactive game that can be played on a TV screen.
Sources GameSpot – The History of Video Games http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/video/hov/index.html Business Week – A Brief History of Video Game Warfare http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/10/game_consoles/index.htm?chan=search