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The Six Pioneers Who Invented Gaming

Today we are spoiled with glossy trailers, Hollywood-style budgets and astonishing graphics, creating the gaming masterpieces that break records for fun.

But it was all built on the geniuses of the early era of gaming; the pioneers who dreamed up iconic titles on simple machines in humble back offices, not realising the effect their creations would have on the world.

We salute six of the best: thank them every time you hit another kill streak.

(Images: PA/Rex/Taito Corporation/Dave Staugas)

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