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Video Game / Tennis for Two

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One of the first Video Games, from 1958. Tennis for Two is a Side View, Player Versus Player, tennis game. Created by physicist William Higinbotham to entertain visitors at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. Based on Brookhaven's military computers, which could calculate ballistics.

This game provides examples of:

  • Alliterative Title: Tennis For Two
  • No Plot? No Problem!: There's absolutely no plot at all, just a simple game of tennis.
  • Player Versus Player: It's a two player game, where they compete against each other, trying to make the other fail to return the ball.
  • Scoring Points: The point of the game.
  • Side View: A side view of a tennis match, with the net in the middle.
  • Sports Game: A video game version of tennis, as the title indicates.
  • Title by Number: Name incorporates the expected number of players.
  • Ur-Example: Depending on how you define a video game, this is either the first, second, or third ever game.
  • Vector Game: The display uses vector graphics.