1974 in video gaming

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Maze War, one of the earliest first-person shooters, was ported to a number of computer systems. The above image was created from a version of the game written for the Xerox Star 8010 in 1985.
  • The number of copies of Pong (or commercial clones of PONG) exceeds 100,000 units. Approximately 10,000 of these units were manufactured by Atari, the original developer of the title.[1]
  • H.R. "Pete" Kaufman leaves Ramtek to found Exidy, Inc.[1]
  • Namco acquires the Japanese division of Atari, Inc. and formally enters the video arcade game market.[1]
  • Atari acquires Kee Games as a "marketing ploy." Atari will continue to use the "Kee Games" title as a brand name until 1978.[1]
  • Royal Philips Electronics N.V. acquires Magnavox, which becomes "Philips Consumer Electronics."[2]
  • On 25 March, the United States division of Service Games changes its name to Sega.[1]

Notable releases[edit]

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Computer games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Thomas, Donald A. Jr. (2005). "–1974–". ICWhen.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2006. 
  2. ^ Kaiser, Robert D. (1999). "The Ultimate Odyssey2 and Odyssey3 FAQ" (text). Archived from the original on 8 March 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2006. 
  3. ^ Gegan, Shaun and David Winter (2003). "Magnavox Odyssey FAQ version 2.9.1" (text). Archived from the original on 13 February 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2006. 
  4. ^ Cassidy, William (2003). "Hall of Fame / Gran Trak 10 and Sprint 2". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2006. 
  5. ^ "The Maze War 30 Year Retrospective". DigiBarn Games. 2004. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Bowery, Jim (2010). "Spasim (1978) The First First-Person-Shooter 3D Multiplayer Networked Game". Archived from the original on 21 October 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2006. 
  7. ^ Koster, Raph (17 February 2002). "Online World Timeline". Raph Koster's Website. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 2006.