Talk:William Higinbotham

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When did he die?[edit]

There seems to be some confusion about when this guy died. For example, this page says that he died in 1995 but this one says 1994. Does anyone know which is right? --Apyule 07:48, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Tennis for Two[edit]

Several of the given sources refer to Tennis for Two as one of, or perhaps the, "first video game". Linking to that article also directs readers to article that discusses that controversy, such as it is.--Cúchullain t/c 18:04, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

I don't think these edits are especially helpful. The current version already includes the caveat that Tennis for Two is considered "one of" the first video games. This is true; virtually every discussion of the "first video games" will include the game, and every source for Tennis for Two and Higinbotham notes this feat. The cited New York Times source says it was "very possibly the first video game" and calls Higinbotham the "grandfather of video games". The Encyclopedia of Video Games source wasn't formatted properly, but as far as I can see it doesn't verify the claim that this is "sometimes considered one of the first". In fact, it too discusses Higinbotham's game right there in its entry for "'First' video game". In other words, the game is "sometimes" considered the first video game, but it is always considered "one of the first" video games. I'm going to re-add the source (properly formatted), as I think it supports the current wording.--Cúchullain t/c 12:45, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Oh, and rewording the sentence to get around the phrase "first video game" shouldn't be an option, since that's where our article on the subject is located. That's the place where the issue of differing definitions should be discussed.--Cúchullain t/c 12:52, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Documentary on "Tennis for Two"[edit]

Is this 17:58-minute-long video ("When Games Went Click: The Story of Tennis for Two" -- the finished documentary or just an intermediate production?

In any case, it would seem to be appropriate to be added to the main article.

Almadenmike (talk) 21:45, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

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