1975 in video gaming
Video game consoles
- September, Epoch releases Japan's first home video game console, the TV Tennis Electrotennis. Its most unusual feature is that the console (including the controller) is wireless, functioning through a UHF antenna.
- December, Atari and Tele-Games (a division of Sears, Roebuck and Company) release the first official home version of Pong through Sears department stores.
- Magnavox releases two new models of their Odyssey console: the Odyssey 100 and the Odyssey 200.
- February, Midway releases Taito's 1974 arcade racing video game Speed Race, designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, in North America as Wheels and Racer.
- February, Horror Games, founded by Nolan Bushnell, publishes its only game, Shark Jaws, intended to cash-in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg's film Jaws.
- Taito releases Western Gun, the first video game to depict human-to-human combat. Designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, the game had two distinct joystick controls per player, with one eight-way joystick for moving the computerized cowboy around on the screen and the other for changing the shooting direction.
- November, Midway releases Gun Fight, an adaptation of Taito's Western Gun and the first microprocessor-based video game. Taito's Western Gun used TTL-based hardware, which Dave Nutting Associates ported to the Intel 8080 microprocessor for its North American release.
- William Crowther develops Adventure (also known as Colossal Cave and ADVENT), the first interactive fiction game, for the PDP-10.
- dnd, the first video game to include a boss, and arguably the first computer role-playing game, wrapped up initial development. Some sources list the game as 1974; it is unclear exactly when it became playable.
- Nürburgring 1, the first first-person racing game, was developed in Germany by Dr. Reiner Foerst.
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