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On this day back in 1972 a game of tennis was created by Al Alcorn as a training exercise for Atari. A few months later the butt-ugly game cabinet was placed in the Andy Capp’s Tavern.

The rest, they say, was history.

Thanks to the success of this graphically-challenged time-suck we 80s kids were effectively able to dump our entire college savings accounts into games like Asteroids, Joust and Burger Time.

Good times.

So Happy Birthday to the grandpa of video games, and thanks for helping make carpal tunnel syndrome common in ten-year-olds.

Source: Coilhouse

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