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A Brief History of Home Video Games

http://www.geekcomix.com/vgh/

The history of home video games with essays concerning the industry and its players. Covers the industry until 1996.

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Brookhaven 1958 Video Game

http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/videogame.html

The first video game may have been developed at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1958. William Higinbotham designed Tennis for Two for a laboratory visitors day.

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Classic Gaming: The History of Computer Gaming Part 1

http://www.classicgaming.com/features/articles/computergaminghistory/

Part one of this multi-part history features William Higinbotham who created the first game: Tennis for 2. With photographs and audio clip.

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Fire-Button

http://fire.spejs.net/

A community for all computer and videogamers. Includes game information, screenshots and cover scans for over 50 different platforms. Rate, review and add comments in the forum or visit the web directory.

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Game Grandpas

http://www.gamegrandpas.com

Covering many systems from the Atari 2600 to the PS2.

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Gotcha

http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/

Gives out awards to the best "golden age" computer games. Also includes information, images, reviews, and collectables.

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Great Game Database

http://www.GreatGameDatabase.com

Arcade & video games, technical information and related memorabilia from the classic era through the neoclassic.

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History of Home Video Games

http://www.videogames.org/html/

A history of home video games from 1992 to 1996, as chronicled by Greg Chance. Includes links to relevant material.

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I.C. When

http://www.icwhen.com/

A chronological history of computing, with a special emphasis on video games.

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Oilzine.com

http://www.oilzine.com/features/features_details.asp?ID=49

The history of the two pillars, pong and asteroids, of the home gaming market.

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Pong to Pacman

http://www.designboom.com/eng/education/pong.html

Contains information on the creators of such great games like pong and pacman. Covers the history of video games from 1975 through the mid eighties.

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Screens Edge

http://www.zxscreens.i12.com/zxscreens/

A museum dedicated to preserving pixel artwork from the first 25 years of home computer and video games. Specializes in the 3 main home computer formats of the 1980's: Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC.

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SPOnG.com : The Internet Computer Games

http://SPOnG.com/

A catalogue of over 55,000 games on around 70 platforms. Containing news, screenshots, packaging, summaries and details of developers and publishers, plus competitions, charts, trivia, tips, FAQs & walkthroughs.

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Supercade

http://www.supercade.com/

A book that illustrate and document the history, legacy, and visual language of the videogame phenomenon.

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The Dot Eaters: Videogame History 101

http://www.emuunlim.com/doteaters/

The history of videogames, from arcade, home consoles and computers. Includes pictures and audio files, as well as text covering the history of major machines and games.

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The Old Computer Dot Com

http://www.theoldcomputer.com/

A site dedicated to all aspects of retro computing and gaming. Museum, emulators, ROMs, retro Shop, magazines, articles and much more. From Atari 2600, Zenneth, colecovision, amiga, spectrum and everything else.

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The Video Game Museum

http://www.vgmuseum.com/

An online video game museum with screenshots, scans, music, ads and reviews.

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TheCan.Org

http://thecan.org/

Read, enjoy and contribute accounts of computer, video and online games that were cancelled or otherwise lost, precious, before release.

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Video Game Heaven

http://www.videogameheaven.net/

Contains pictures specs and information on over 40 classic video game systems ranging from the Atari 2600 up to the Microsoft X Box. There is also a visual timeline of video game consoles starting in 1972 and ending in 2001. The site is focused on classic video games and the history of video games.

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Video Games

http://www.virtualgaz.co.uk/videogamespage.htm

A personal story of the early video game history.

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