October 1958: The first video game is invented. Physicist William Higinbotham invented a game similar to pong. 1972 Pong: The first game that consumers could play, it was an arcade game. Video games did not become popular until the late 1970s early 1980s. The Magnavox Odyssey was the first video game console, released in 1972.

(To the left) Early computer took up the entire room.