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- March 19 – Kagemasa Kozuki establishes Konami Industry Co., Ltd. Formerly the owner of a jukebox repair/rental business in Osaka, Japan, Kozuki launches Konami to manufacture amusement machines for video arcades.
- May – Hudson Soft Ltd. is established in Sapporo, Japan for the purpose of marketing telecommunications devices and art photographs.
- Taito, an electro-mechanical arcade game manufacturer, enters the video game industry and opens a North American branch.
- Sega, an electro-mechanical arcade game manufacturer, enters the video game industry with Pong clones.
- Computer Space makes appearances in the films Soylent Green and Sleeper.
- Empire versions I, II and III are developed for the PLATO system by John Daleske. Possibly the first team game ever, the first fifty-player game ever, and numerous other innovations.
- Silas Warner takes over PLATO Empire version I and renames it Civilization.
- Lemonade Stand is developed for the first time.
- Maze War, an ancestor of the first-person shooter genre and an early network game, begins development for the Imlac PDS-1 computer.
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