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Nolan Bushnell
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Inventor
    (February 5, 1943- )
    Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza
    Credited for creating the game 'Pong'
    As a kid he blew up his garage doing a science experiment.
    His first arcade game, 'Computer Space' in 1970, was too complex for most people and it failed.
    He sold Atari to Warner Communications in 1976 and left just a couple of years after.
    He also left Chuck E. Cheese after it went bankrupt in 1984.
    Magnavox sued him ripping off Ralph Baer's ping pong game for the Odyssey with 'Pong.'
    Although others assisted in creating 'Pong,' he gets most of the credit for it.
    He smokes.
    He took over his late father's concrete business at age 15.
    He helped create 'Pong,' which became the first popular video game and launched the video game industry.
    He returned to Atari for a brief period in the 80's to develop games for the Atari 2600.
    He is considered the father of the video game industry.
    He lectures at many major universities across the country.
    He has started over 20 companies.

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