What was the first video game? Detailing the first at-home video game, who invented it and more.

The video game market is an important pillar of the modern entertainment industry.

At-home gaming is an increasingly popular pastime, with blockbuster names like "Fortnite" and "Call of Duty" captivating audiences.

The video game remains a relatively new invention, though, coming after television and film and evolving rapidly in recent years.

What was the first-ever video game? Who invented it and when? Here's an inside look at video game history from Atari's "Pong" to the more advanced consoles of today.

What was the first video game? The American Physics Society reports that in October of 1958, Physicist William Higinbotham invented what is thought to be the first video game.

Who invented video games? Physicist William Higinbotham is cited as the inventor of the first video game.

When was the first video game made? October 18, 1958. William Higinbotham's "Tennis for Two" was introduced at Brookhaven National Laboratory's annual visitors days.