It all began in 1972

La Petite Claudine has found a Discovery documentary about the history of video games from Atari to Nintendo.

Quoting and translating La Petite Claudine about what you’ll find there: “Pong and the patent conflict, Space Invaders coming from Asia, how second-rate parts actor Mario became an intervational figure, the arrival of Zelda and the wild history of Tetris (a mix of friendship, video games, corporate interests and KGB.) The video has been conveniently sugar-coated, who knows why it gets a happy final.” My advice to you would be to go and check her post as it’s packed with relevant links (leading to english websites so no worry about the language ;-)

Related: a commercial from the 70’s about the Atari 2600, Atari comic books, PlayStation generation rates ’70s and ’80s games, over 2000 video games TV commercials.