A video game analyst named Daniel lee said “we have thought about putting video games in the Olympics”. “You know, most Olympic events are physical sports and that's always been a point of contention”. In japan they have arcade games where you have to do whatever the game tells you to do. So in conclusion video games could be in the Olympics at one point.
Billy Mitchell is one the best gamers in the world. He beat the games Pac-man and Donkey Kong. He got so far in Pac-man that the game console almost completely broke. Half the screen was just codes he couldn’t even see where he was going most the time. The developers of Pac-man never made an ending to Pac-man because they thought no one would be able to get that far in the game. Now donkey Kong is a whole different story he played for an hour before getting one of the highest scores of 1,062,800! He was also one of the main charaters in the movie Pixels.
The first video game tournament was held in October 19th 1972 in California. the game they were playing was created in 1972 by a man named Stewart Brand. The competitors were playing as a Si-Fi rocket ship. a game where you are flying in a play and trying to attack the enemies. The competition took about two hours to finish.
Ralph H. Baer was born on March 8, 1922. He was the first person to make a game console. The people called him “the father of video games”. Ralph created the Magnavox Odyssey. The Odyssey had only one game at first called Pong. Years later inventors created another console with more games called the Atari with only one joystick and a button. He didn’t just make video games he made toys like Simon says and and made a little teddy bear from a cartoon and it uses laser command with what’s happing in the TV.