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					   In the Beginning…
        There was Tic-Tac-Toe, not Pong.

Some Common Misconceptions about the beginning.
                    Atari
     The Hippie Rulers of Early Video Games

• Nolan Bushnell and Eastern Philosophy
• Historical Fun Facts
  – Pong
  – Early Consoles, Innovation
• Enter the Clones
          Enter the Japanese
• Namco enters the Fray
   – Riots
   – Yen Shortages
   – All Space Invaders arcades
• American Management leery
   – Market drags them in despite “Silliness”
                PuckMan
• Insane Popularity
  – First Video Game Mascot
    • Breakfast Cereals
    • Cartoons
    • Merchandisation
   The Great Console Crash
• Nintendo Follows up PacMan with
  Donkey Kong –Rides the mascot wave
• Glut of games continues – Innovation
  stagnant
• Tailend of Depression—no one really
  cares about the garbage being put out.
• Nintendo Rises with the NES…

				
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