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

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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 1UP.com:

http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=0&cId=3159462

Also, here is an interview with Bill Harrison:

http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/319

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