The Turing-Nash Power Hour, A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

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After having a conversation with Mr_ Bondoc, I decided to start a new TL with him. And yes, this is a collaborative effort so anyone who wants to join in and share your ideas, you can with, (of course) our permission.

So here's the POD:

POD: June 7, 1954: Alan Turing refuses to commit suicide in Cambridge, England, but tenders his resignation from the university....

May 23, 1955: Alan Turing meets John Nash at Princeton University, developing "game theory", the theoretical basis for the "game console device (GCD)", ...

June 7, 1957: Alan Turing develops the first game console, unveiling the "gaming console device (GCD)" in Boston, Massachusetts

July 16, 1958: Amidst advertising hoopla, RCA unveils the "Atomovision 1960" (a.k.a. "AV60") in New York City, New York, sparking a massive consumer rush,....
 
Maybe this will work?:

August 7, 1958: William Higinbotham showcases the Tennis For Two computer at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. After the critical acclaim of Tennis For Two, William Higinbotham opened up American Computer Entertainment (ACE Games) to produce more software. The following year, Tennis For Two is released as a arcade game and is installed in bars, restaurants, and other places, quickly gaining popularity.
 
WILL SOMEBODY PAY ATTENTION TO THIS TL:

1961: ACE Games releases Ping, a upgraded Tennis For Two, to the arcades, which became an immediate success

1962: MIT's Spacewar!, created by Steve Russell and his fellow members of the Tech Model Railroad Club (TMRC)

1963: ACE Games officially releases Spacewar!, from the newly-hired Steve Russell

1964: Starfighter and Bombing Run is released to the arcades by ACE Games, gaining immediate popularity

1966: ACE Games' Baseball Stars is released in the arcades

1968: Alien Invasion by ACE Games is released to the arcades
 
Here is one for some pop culture changes:

November 22, 1961: "Atomic Hit" musical single by Elvis Presley makes its hit debut, detailing the "Gamer Craze"; religious and social conservatives call for a ban on the song,...
 
Okay here some more:

May 24, 1972: The "Console Wars" begin as Dutch-owned Magnavox unveils the "Odyssey" as a means to compete against the RCA "AV" GDC Consoles. European leaders lineup the markets behind the Odyssey console...

June 27, 1972: Atari is founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney after their success
with Computer Space

June 15, 1973: Atari release Pong in the arcades, which becomes immensely successful.
Later, ACE Games sue Atari for patient infringement

June 12, 1974: Atari releases their Home Pong console through Sears, which also spawned a slew of pong clones
 
Proving that this is not a waste of your time:

April 24, 1955: Zhou En-Lai, Josip Broz Tito, Jawarhalal Nehru, and Gamal Abdel Nasser establish the "Third Alliance " (a.k.a. Banding Pact) in Bandung, Indonesia; uniting the Southern Hemisphere and China into an anti-colonialist/ anti-imperialist bloc, against both Soviet and American power blocs, ....

December 12, 1974: Third Alliance (a.k.a. "Bandung Pact") leaders proclaim a "New World Information and Communication Order" (NWICO) in Geneva, Switzerland, citing the influence of radio, television, and GDC modules worldwide,...
 
Here is one to flag a few changes:

September 20, 1973: Battle of the Sexes; Roxabeth "Roxie" Frausto of Oakland, California defeats Shane "Mad Dog" Davis of Houston, Texas in 2 hours of gaming on ABC Wide World of Sports,...
 
Here is one to flag a few changes:

September 20, 1973: Battle of the Sexes; Roxabeth "Roxie" Frausto of Oakland, California defeats Shane "Mad Dog" Davis of Houston, Texas in 2 hours of gaming on ABC Wide World of Sports,...

I like this, though they'll probably be people trying (and failing) to ban video games
 
I like this, though they'll probably be people trying (and failing) to ban video games
True, but also consider the many controversies gaming has brought up in OTL. Case and point, Gamergate controversies, the Grand Theft Auto games, the Left Behind game, or even the dreaded Custer's Revenge,...
 
True, but also consider the many controversies gaming has brought up in OTL. Case and point, Gamergate controversies, the Grand Theft Auto games, the Left Behind game, or even the dreaded Custer's Revenge,...

Okay. And speaking of the devil

February 10, 1964: Barry Goldwater calls for the banning of video games calling them "degenerate filth" and "corruption of the soul"
 
Okay. And speaking of the devil

February 10, 1964: Barry Goldwater calls for the banning of video games calling them "degenerate filth" and "corruption of the soul"

I can easily top that:

June 22, 1963: Reverend Billy Graham condemns GDC and the rising "Gamer" movement as "blasphemous " during a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, claiming that games are "robbing the moral fiber from our children",...
 
I can easily top that:

June 22, 1963: Reverend Billy Graham condemns GDC and the rising "Gamer" movement as "blasphemous " during a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, claiming that games are "robbing the moral fiber from our children",...

Should he launch a crusade against gaming?
 
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layout for PONG Doubles.

Doing that with discrete Transistors and diodes would be a very expensive box in 1957, as most transistors cost around $2 apiece
 
Here are a few PODs to flag how quickly things escalate:

September 20, 1958: Soviet officials unveil the "Setun" game system in Moscow, led by Sergei Sobolov and Nikolai Brusentsov, based on stolen schematics of the RCA's "AV-60", sparking international attention,...

September 6, 1961: Third Alliance (a.k.a. Bandung Pact) leaders call for independence and self-determination for Puerto Rico, sparking international attention,...

October 16, 1962: Viktor Glushkov proposes OGAS ( a.k.a. "National Automated System for Computation and Information Processing") in Moscow; Conservative John Birch Society uses the report as proof that gaming is part of a "Soviet plot",....

June 15, 1964: Third Alliance (a.k.a. Bandung Pact) demands admission onto the United Nations Security Council in New York City, pointing out that the represent 77 countries,...

September 9, 1973: Third Alliance leaders in Algiers, call for independence and self-determination for Western Sahara, angering France and Spain, sparking international attention and concern,...
 
Also, should we get Hulkster, because we're entering the 70's (and possibly more people who is far more skilled at this than me)
 
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