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Today in Nerd History | November 29

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on November 29th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

PONG

In 1972, Pong released in the US for the Atari and in arcades. The very simple electronic table tennis game is often credited for truly bringing video games into the mainstream.

Nerdy Fact: Though often cited as the first video game, there were actually a handful of games that came before it. However, Pong was the first video game to gain wide-scale public attention.

GODZILLA

In 2004, Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in celebration of the character’s 50th anniversary.

Nerdy Fact: There are 19 other fictional characters on the Walk of Fame, including Big Bird, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Pee-Wee Herman, The Simpsons, and Shrek.





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