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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing How Form 2220 Historical

Instructions and Help about How Form 2220 Historical

Hey there so in the coming weeks we're going to be trying out some new episode formats including this one which we're calling secret histories don't worry the regular episodes aren't going anywhere but please let us know what you think and I hope you like it video games about war are obviously very popular and that war is becoming more like a video game I mean look at this controller for a remote weapon system look familiar well what if I told you that the United States military played a huge role in the invention of video games this all started back in the 50s when there was this looming paranoia about the possibility of nuclear apocalypse I mean it was the beginning of the Cold War and the world was a much less fun place to live in their nuclear sirens going off everywhere there were even cartoons about being killed by nuclear bombs worse there weren't any fun video games to play the only computers were these huge mainframes that cost a million dollars and only existed at elite research facilities they were mostly used for crunching numbers for the US military like say I don't know calculating the trajectory of a ballistic missile so it's weird then that out of this dead serious environment video games were born tennis for two the very first American video game outside of oxo which doesn't really count because it's basically tic-tac-toe was developed on military equipment it was invented by William Higinbotham a prim and proper 48 year old physicist who had previously worked on the development of the atomic bomb and later became a leading non-proliferation advocate while assigned to Brookhaven National Laboratory a base the Pioneer nuclear weapons he noticed that visitors to lab often worked kind...