1958 - creation of "Ping pong" tennis on an oscilloscope screen by William Higinbotham at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
1961 - development of Space war on a PDP-1 at MIT for the Science Open House.
1972 - the first commercially available home videogame for TV was launched, called Odyssey - complex, with many electronic components, and very expensive.
1972 - Nolan Bushnell forms Atari to develop games, and produces Pong, a simple tennis game for arcades.
1978 - Space Invaders is released by Tatio, and two micro computers are released for commercial sale - the Commodore PET and the Atari.
1983 - Nintendo release their first computer, and Mario is released at the same time.
1989 - First hand held machine from Nintendo, called "Game Boy". Tetris is produced for the Game Boy in Russia.
2001 - In November, Microsoft enters the console market with the Xbox. Halo is released at launch, boosting sales.