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Ralph Baer and Bill Harrison Play Ping-Pong Video Game, 1969

Forty years ago today, the first video game on a television set was played by these two men. Two years later, they would be recorded demonstrating their famous Ping-Pong game on the "brown box" console, which later became the basis of Atari's Pong.

For the whole story, check out "Video Games Turn Forty" at

Also, here is an interview with Bill Harrison: