Video Games 1973

Video Games 1973: Intro

Video Games 1973: Konami was established on March 19 by Kagemasa Kozuki. Formerly he was an owner of a jukebox repair/rental business in Osaka, Japan. Hudson Soft was established in May at Sapporo, Japan. Taito, previously an electro-mechanical arcade game manufacturer, enters the video game industry and opens a North American branch.

Other Video Games 1973

Sega, another electro-mechanical arcade game manufacturer, enters the video game industry with Pong clones. John Daleske developed Empire versions I, II and III for the PLATO system. Empire is probably the first team game, with up to fifty-players. Also, Lemonade Stand was developed for the first time. Source

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Atari releases Gotcha, the first commercial maze game, to video arcades. Gotcha was not commercially successful. Later sources have described it as receiving a “lukewarm reception” and “arousing little more than controversy”. However, Ralph Baer claims it sold 3,000 units. Atari releases PONG Doubles to video arcades. A variation on the wildly successful PONG, PONG Doubles is the first video arcade game to include four-player gameplay. Atari also releases Space Race, the first Arcade Racing game ever.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo. It was released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and 1993 in South America.

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Gaming innovations

  • First massive multiplayer game, with up to fifty-players
  • Atari released Gotcha: the first commercial maze game
  • First arcade game to include four-player gameplay: Pong Doubles by Atari
  • Atari released Space Race: it was the first arcade racing game ever
The Nintendo Entertainment System is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer on July 15, 1983, and was later released in New York City in 1985, and throughout the U.S as well as in Europe and Australia during 1986 and 1987.
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The Sega Genesis, known as the Mega Drive in regions outside of North America, is a 16-bit home video game console developed and sold by Sega. The Genesis was Sega’s third console and the successor to the Master System. Sega released the console as the Mega Drive in Japan in 1988, followed by North America as the Genesis in 1989.

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