Gaming — How it all began… (2/?)

Exploring Atari And Arcade Gaming

When Sega and Taito debuted the electro-mechanical games Periscope and Crown Special Soccer in 1966 and 1967, they were the first businesses to attract the public’s interest in arcade gaming. Atari (established by Nolan Bushnell, the gaming godfather) was the first game firm to truly set the standard for a large-scale gaming community in 1972.

The Rise of Multiplayer Gaming

To profit in on the hot new craze, a number of chain restaurants all across the United States began integrating video games in the late 1970s. The games’ nature sparked rivalry among players, who could register their high scores with their initials and were eager to claim the top spot on the leaderboard. Multiplayer gaming was restricted to participants competing on the same screen at the time.

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