Long Island facts you didn't know

Long before Pong, the first video game was
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Long before Pong, the first video game was invented on Long Island. In 1958, "Tennis for Two" was unveiled at an annual visitors' day at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton. The game was crafted by nuclear physicist William Higinbotham and featured an analog computer with two controllers. (Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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