- 1978 in video gaming
* June -
Taito Corporationreleases the " Space Invaders" arcade gamein Japan.
* October -
Namcoreleases their first arcade game, Gee Bee in Japan.
Cinematronicsreleases the " Space Wars" vector graphicsarcade game.
KonamiCorporation 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-10mainframe at Claremont Graduate Universityby Don Daglow. [http://www.cyberroach.com/cyromag/six/cge993p.htm]
APF Electronics, Inc.releases the APF-M1000home console.
Bally/Midway releases the Bally Professional Arcadehome console.
Elektorreleases the TV Games Computer.
Entreprexreleases the Apollo 2001home console.
Intertonreleases the VC 4000home console.
Magnavoxreleases the Odyssey² (G7000 Videopac) home console.
Nintendoreleases the Color TV Game 15 home console and the " Computer Othello" arcade game.
* Warner Communications'
Atariintroduces the trak-ball controller on the arcade game " Football"; releases the Pinball Game Systemhome console.
* SNK founded.
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