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December 02. 2012 1:52PM

NH invention of first game console helped shape Pong

One month earlier, on May 24, 1972, Bushnell had attended a public showing of the world’s first videogame console, the Magnavox Odyssey, whose chief attraction was its ability to play a two-player game of electronic table tennis on an ordinary home TV set. The technology had been invented in the mid-1960s by a team of engineers at Sanders Associates, a defence contractor in New Hampshire.

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