The Top 10 among the Top 25 Smartest Moments in Gaming are: 1. Nolan Bushnell launches Pong 2. Sony recognizes an opportunity and launches the PlayStation 3. id Software and Quake foster playing on the Internet 4. Gameboy comes out with Tetris 5. Nintendo launches Robot Operating Buddy 6. Activision is founded as the first 3rd party developer 7. Nintendo assigns Miyamoto to design Donkey Kong 8. 3dfx kicks off the "3D gaming era" 9. Sega grows up and targets older gamers with Genesis 10. Sega bundles a modem with the Dreamcast
"A series of genius moves accelerated the development of the game industry over the past 25 years," said Mark Surfas, founder and chairman of GameSpy. "Some of these ideas were visionary, others just plain fortunate."
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