James's History of Video Games Documentary Part 1. Hello and welcome to the first installment of what will be a several part series about the History of Video Games. In these videos I'll explore what shaped the video game industry into the massive success it has become today. In this video, I'll cover the origins of video games by taking a look at the likes of the cathode ray tube amusement device, the birth of the arcade with Spacewar! and Pong, and also the birth of the home video game with the Magnavox Odyssey and Home Pong consoles.