NOLAN BUSHNELL

Created the first commercial video game

Bio:

Nolan Bushnell quit his job as an engineer at Ampex, a stereo and electronics giant, in 1970 to design Computer Space, the first commercial videogame. While Computer Space was a flop, Bushnell's next game, PONG, took the world by storm. Soon there was a home version to rival the Magnavox Odyssey, and Bushnell founded a new company, Atari, to market his new family of videogames.

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