1978 in video gaming

1978 in video gaming

Events

Notable releases

* June - Taito Corporation releases the "Space Invaders" arcade game in Japan.
* October - Namco releases their first arcade game, Gee Bee in Japan.
* Cinematronics releases the "Space Wars" vector graphics arcade game.
* Konami Corporation releases the "Block Game" arcade game.
* One of the first sim games, "Killer Shrews", based on the cult movie "The Killer Shrews", is programmed on the PDP-10 mainframe at Claremont Graduate University by Don Daglow. [http://www.cyberroach.com/cyromag/six/cge993p.htm]

Hardware

* APF Electronics, Inc. releases the APF-M1000 home console.
* Bally/Midway releases the Bally Professional Arcade home console.
* Elektor releases the TV Games Computer.
* Entreprex releases the Apollo 2001 home console.
* Interton releases the VC 4000 home console.
* Magnavox releases the Odyssey² (G7000 Videopac) home console.
* Nintendo releases the Color TV Game 15 home console and the "Computer Othello" arcade game.
* Warner Communications' Atari introduces the trak-ball controller on the arcade game "Football"; releases the Pinball Game System home console.

Business

* SNK founded.


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