1966 in video gaming

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Noteable events[edit | edit source]

  • Larry Bethurum, from the Phillips Exter Academy, submitted the BASIC source code of a bingo game to the DECUS user group. Comments in the code suggest the game was written on January 23, 1966.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. bingo.gam.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steven L. Kent (2000), The First Quarter: A 25-Year History of Video Games, p. 83, BWD Press, ISBN 0970475500
  3. Brian Ashcraft (2008) Arcade Mania! The Turbo Charged World of Japan's Game Centers, p. 133, Kodansha International
  4. Steve L. Kent (2001), The ultimate history of video games: from Pong to Pokémon and beyond: the story behind the craze that touched our lives and changed the world, p. 102, Prima, ISBN 0761536434
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mark J. P. Wolf (2008), The video game explosion: a history from PONG to Playstation and beyond, p. 149, ABC-CLIO, ISBN 031333868X

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
Periscope 1966 Electro-mechanical Europe Arcade
Periscope 1966 Electro-mechanical North America Arcade
Periscope 1966 Electro-mechanical Japan Arcade

Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)

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