1975 in video gaming

1975 in video gaming

Events

*In Fall, Magnavox discontinues the original Odyssey video game console.

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Notable releases

*Atari and Tele-Games (a division of Sears, Roebuck and Company) release the first official home version of "Pong" through Sears department stores.

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*Magnavox releases two new models of their Odyssey console: the Odyssey 100 and the Odyssey 200.
*Horror Games, founded by Nolan Bushnell, publishes its only game, "Shark Jaws", intended to cash-in on the popularity of Steven Spielberg's film "Jaws".

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title=–1975–
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*Midway releases "Gun Fight", the first microprocessor-based video game and the first video arcade game licensed from Japan for release in the United States.

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] Taito developed the original Japanese version of the game, "Western Gun", using TTL-based hardware: Dave Nutting Associates ported the game to the Intel 8080 microprocessor for its American release.

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*Don Daglow develops "Dungeon", an early computer role-playing game, for the PDP-10.

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*William Crowther develops "Adventure" (also known as "Colossal Cave" and "ADVENT"), the first interactive fiction game, for the PDP-10.

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title=A history of 'Adventure'
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*dnd, the first video game to include a boss, and arguably the first computer role playing game, wrapped up initial development. Some sources list the game as 1974; it is unclear exactly when it became playable.

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