According to a magnificent feature at 1Up.com, forty years ago this week, Ralph Baer became the first person to everdevelop and play a computer game hooked up to a television. The game was called Ping-Pong, and though pony-tailed purists give credit to 1962's Spacewar, most people acknowledge the creation of Ping-Pong in 1967 (obviously the father of Atari's Pong in 1972) as beginning of the arcade era.
So with video games officially entering middle age this week, I present some geeky ways to celebrate video games' big birthday.
I really had a lot of fun doing this one, and had to force myself to cut it short before it turned into a three thousand word monster. Please check it out, share it with your friends, and add your own appropriate ways to celebrate in the comments here.
I'd love it if you'd vote it up at Netscape, or Digg it, too.