Bad Flashback Gaming as an entertainment medium has only gained relevance in recent years. It’s hard for many to grasp this, but video games are a relatively new medium. The first video game, Pong, made its debut in 1972, only 45 years ago. For reference, movies got their start in the 1890s and television was first tinkered with in 1927. Gaming is a young medium that spent its first years labeled as a kids’ toy. Nowadays it’s considered a serious medium. With its growth as a legitimate form of entertainment, interest in its past has grown.