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The first video game would technically be pinball.
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The first video game would technically be pinball.
Prove me wrong.

1931 Baffle Ball.
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>>323586763
>video
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>>323586763
ok first off
there is not Video in this so called "video game"
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>videogame
>VIDEO game
>VIDEO
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>>323586889
>>323586880
>>323586907

did it not use electricity in order to function? Why wouldn't it be a video game.
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>>323586907
>>323586889
>>323586880
btfo matrix display.
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>>323586994

What part of VIDEO do you not understand? Baffle Ball does not have any video therefor it is not a video game.

>>323587167
One could make an argument that pinball tables with interactive displays could be considered video games however.
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>>323587167
That isn't video, anon.
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>>323587836
It was a game that required electricity in order to play it at least with later versions of video games. Why wouldn't it be considered a video game just because it didn't have a display, but instead had lights and sounds as well as several electrical mechanics to make work. A TV is nothing more than a matrix display itself that displays lights with different colors. Just pinball is rudimentary compared to a TV.

This game is way older than the Odyssey and older than the vector computer that played that one game on the circle display.
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They are technically video games and can be discussed on /vr/, also a LCD display is a video, that's like saying those Tiger handhelds aren't video games either
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>>323588259
video
ˈvJdJəʊ/Submit
noun
1.
the recording, reproducing, or broadcasting of moving visual images.
"it's a great option for anyone looking to start using video to talk over the Net"
2.
a recording of moving visual images made digitally or on videotape.
"she could post videos of the event on the Internet"
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You cant actually be this deluded.

Good bait 8/10.
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>>323588259
This thing uses electricity and sounds. Does that mean that it's a video game too?
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>>323586763
Electronic components do not make a video game. They make a regular game with electronic components.
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>>323588538
Yes
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the first video game was the cathode ray amusement device (1947)
https://youtu.be/sdUZfpcpt5s?t=45m53s
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>>323588474
>>323588538

look. It's visual!
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>>323588259
>These are the types of stupid faggots I argue with day in and day out on this piece of shit site.
I hope video games die.
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>>323588924
>>These are the types of stupid faggots I argue with day in and day out on this piece of shit site.
the lights were interactive. One could argue it was the pavement to the road for modern video games.
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It needs an interactive electronic visual display to be considered a videogame.
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Video's Defintion:

NOUN
the recording, reproducing, or broadcasting of moving visual images.

A pinball machine is a physical thing and is literally the image, rather than a reproduction of an image. Later pinball machines have screens that display your score and sometimes have moving pictures on them.
I would argue that the score screens are indeed videos. It's harder to say that the scores are video games though, since you have an indirect impact on the score.
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>>323589170
>>323589150
could be though... I think it's an interesting argument to say in the least. if anything pinball was there to create the idea of video games in the first place.
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>>323586763
>2016
>not knowing what Brown Box is
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>>323589387
woah dat looks cooool. But it's not the first.
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Pinball is a game but it is not a video game. Although some modern-ish pinball games have mini games that are video games.
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>>323589346
Pinball created the idea of an ARCADE game, one that could be set up and played independant of an operator sitting there, which roundaboutly encouraged videogames.
However, being an ancestor to something, and being something is entirely different. Chalkboards are not CRT monitors.
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>>323589170
Look what I found Anon!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foDcGTH07OM
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>>323589772
>>323589770

Eh. could be used easily as reference if you are learning about the history of video games for sure.
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Aren't you already on a pinball machine right now or what you call a PC?
>buttons that flip flippers
>keyboard
>play for a dirt cheap price
>speakers
>a screen to show images of the process on what's going on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssnw2GA657s
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>>323588802
Oh look it's not a recording.
Retard. It's flashing lights on plastic with numbers and words painted on it.
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>>323586994
>did it not use electricity in order to function
are you retarded? my vacuum cleaner isn't a video cleaner
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>>323589889
that isn't the actual game though
otherwise baseball or football would be video games too, because they also have electronic scoreboards
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>>323592665
So?
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>>323586763
>video
no.
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>>323593129
so that's not what video is? legitimately retarded.
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>>323593129
None of that shit is recorded. Which the pretty much the whole reason it's not a fucking video.
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This book stops at the xbox. But it started with talking about pinball and OP's post for baffle ball.
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An electronic screen showing your score no more makes pinball a video game than an iPhone app that monitors your heartrate makes exercising a video game.

OP is retarded. If the game world ACTUALLY EXISTS then it's just a game, if its rendered by a computer then its a video game. That's the literal definition of "video" you spastic.
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I just realized that if video games existed in the 30's it would have been considered gambling
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>>323588538
A dildo use eletricity and sounds, so this count as a "video" games too?
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ITT: One ""clever"" ""jokester"" strings along retards
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>>323593395
Pinball was regarded as gambling for a long time in areas like New York especially. The pinball games were banned in most cities with their huge poopularity. Until it was taken to the supreme court that the game was a game of skill and not luck, and eventually the bans were lifted.
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>>323588924
Such lust for this rage
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>>323593607
stop with the excessive quotation marks

I'm warning you
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A good pinball machine is more fun than any video game.
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>>323586994
you're an idiot
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Eyy
https://youtu.be/2pfezj3a8Vc?t=20s
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>>323588259
Here's my favorite video game, I like the way it uses electricity and sounds. Too bad I never got the chance to beat it, level 10 was just too hard
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>pinball is a video game!

stop posting on this site, you are doing nothing but making it dumber.
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>>323594157
thats not a game though. Pinball is a game.
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>>323586994
Because video and electricity are two different things, you fucking retard
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>>323593969
now this is a video game.
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>>323586763
POST GOD TIER PINBALLS

>picunrelated
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>>323594465
>he's never played "throw the hairdryer in the bathtub"

fucking pleb
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>>323594627
its really not that different if you think about it.

>>323594686
good ol' video games in pic related.
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>>323594846
>trying too hard to fish
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>>323594828
you wouldn't die. The electricity disperses too much. And dats not a vidya' game. thats a waste of a good dryer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcrY59nGxBg
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This is my favorite video game
it's timed
has a video screen
and is electric
which means it's a video game
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>>323595050
This is the same guy who made the joke video where he made an "electric guitar" by stripping a lamp cord and stringing it around some homemade guitar and plugging it in.

I wouldn't believe most things off this channel
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>>323587167

matrix display =/= video game

The north and south poles are not your goal posts young lady.
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>>323588924

Don't argue, just shit post and troll the dumbasses.
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>>323595595
What is that?
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>>323595905
it's a video game, i just told you
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>>323594157
That's just offending pinball wizards.
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>>323595905
Are you british
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>>323595694
yes it is but he was just messing around in that video. You can see that he does in fact do pretty good videos and some of them educational like that one.
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>>323595595
This is my favorite one it has a screen and plays sounds meaning it's a video game.
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>>323594846
DESTROY
CENTAUR
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