1958 video game Tennis for Two Tennis for Two on a DuMont Lab Oscilloscope Type 304-A DesignerWilliam Higinbotham PlatformAnalog computer Release NA: October 18, 1958 GenreSports ModeMultiplayer Tennis for Two is a sports video game that simulates a game of tennis, and was one of the first games developed in the early history of video games. American physicist William Higinbotham designed the game in 1958 for display at the Brookhaven National Laboratory's annual public exhibition after learning
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Before 'Pong,' There Was 'Tennis for Two'. Before the era of electronic ping pong, hungry yellow dots, plumbers, mushrooms, and fire-flowers, people waited in line to play video games at roller-skating rinks, arcades, and other hangouts. More than fifty years ago, before either arcades or home video games, visitors waited in line at Brookhaven National Laboratory to play “Tennis for Two,” an electronic tennis game that is unquestionably a forerunner of the modern video game.
→ It means a repeated action, playing tennis, will have lasted for two years until next week. We can replace “will have played” with “will have been playing” here and they have the same meaning. 2) Jack will have been doing his homework for over two hours when his mother gets home.
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Resurrecting Tennis for Two, a video game from 1958. By Windell Oskay on July 16, 2008. In the year 1958– fourteen years before the 1972 debut of Pong — a physicist named William Higinbotham demonstrated a remarkable video game called Tennis for Two. Higinbotham, head of the Instrumentation Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory, designed his game as an exhibit to improve what was an otherwise lackluster visitors’ day at the lab.
Tennis for Two is often regarded as one of the first video games ever created. Developed by William Higginbotham, a physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, Tennis for Two was completed on October 18, 1958, long before the first commercial video games were ever released. Tennis for Two was released long before Pong (20 years before) was developed, and though it has a similar premise the gameplay is dramatically different and extremely simple.
After two years, Tennis for Two was retired. The oscilloscope and computer were taken for other uses, and Higinbotham designed a new visitor’s day display that showed cosmic rays passing through a spark chamber. Higinbotham, who had already patented 20 inventions, didn’t think his tennis game was particularly innovative.
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