The First Arcade Video Game
A Galaxy Game, launched in September 1971 by Bill Pitts and Hugh Tuck, was the first coin-operated video arcade game. It was beaten to the commercial market by Computer Space, launched two months later by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. Bushnell launched PONG for his Atari company in November 1972. It would become the first significantly successful coin-operated video arcade game. Atari would continue with releases, including the famous Asteroids shooting game.