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This Week in IT History: Playing Games

The incredibly successful Wii is just among a string of successes coming from Nintendo the last few decades, but the company has been at the gaming business a long time. True to its entertainment origins, the company made playing cards when it was founded way back in 1889. The company had been involved in other ventures since then, but it wasn't until 1975 that the company hit the jackpot in the electronic games manufacturing business, when it made the first Magnavox Odyssey video game consoles.

More interesting factoids in this week's IT Webgems segment on Redmond Radio. Listen now!

Posted by Michael Domingo on 09/20/2010 at 11:59 AM

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