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A brief history of video games

Video games are everywhere. From your phone to game counsels. It seems like everyone loves video games! But where did they come from and who made them?

Watch the TED-Ed video below and hear from  Safwat Saleem, who will let you learn about the complicated history of video games. While you watch the video try answering these questions in your notebook:


  1.  Who is the inventor of the first game console, is also known as the father of video games?
  2. In 1972, the very first home video game console released was called?
  3. What kind of a person was most likely to develop an interest in video games in the 50s, 60s and 70s? Why?

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