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Video game trivia, part 2: On to the next level

Saudi Arabian men play video games, at a guest house in the city of Tabuk March 10. The Middle East has one of the fastest growing communities of online gamers in the world. (REUTERS)

OK, you got 10 out of 10 on the easy quiz. You think you know something about how video games get made? Their history? What role they play in American culture? Here's the hard quiz. Get your game face on. Let's see how you do. Hey! We see you. Stop 'Googling' before you click on the answer.

- Robert A. LehrmanCorrespondent

1. Everyone knows Pong was the first commercial video game. In what year do industry historians believe the very first video game won a patent?

Thomas Goldsmith and Estle Ray Mann filed a patent application in 1947 for a “Cathode ray tube Amusement Device.” The US Patent Office awarded them a patent in 1948.

Thomas Goldsmith and Estle Ray Mann filed a patent application in 1947 for a “Cathode ray tube Amusement Device.” The US Patent Office awarded them a patent in 1948.

Thomas Goldsmith and Estle Ray Mann filed a patent application in 1947 for a “Cathode ray tube Amusement Device.” The US Patent Office awarded them a patent in 1948.

1948

 

1958

 

1968

 
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