Did Santa Invent Video Games or Only the Santa Cam?

It's another one of those questions that has long stumped historians. Did Santa invent video games or was it Nintendo who published the first ever video game? People in the 80s asked Santa for a Super Mario for Christmas. Being one of the most generous people on the planet, Santa was able to deliver video games to people across the world. He was even caught by an ancient CCTV camera leaving presents at homes.

Nintendo Santa Claus– image credit: CBS News But how was he able to make video games? Santa CCTV correspondent Dixie Picks tried to get Mr. Claus' side at the North Pole.

"I hired a mule to smuggle some video game parts to me from China," said Mr. Claus. “The unused video game parts were then used in the creation of the first ever Santa Cam.”

Mr. Claus was talking about the Santa Cam, which is one of the most popular gadgets in many homes today. It only costs £9.99.

Whoever invented the first ever video game is moot up to this point although the bearded man from the North Pole seems to have caught the attention of some video game makers. No longer limited to TV shows, movies, and CCTV cameras, Santa has gone wild and is appearing in all sorts of digital media. You had better watch out, as Santa is everywhere checking if you have been naughty or nice. There is no escaping him, even online. The Santa's Wild Ride slot game on Slingo shows that he appears in the most unlikeliest of places. He even ditched the sleigh and exchanged Rudolf for a Harley Davidson in this particular game, showing fans a side of himself that they've never seen before.

"I have a wife and some elves to feed, you know?" Mr. Claus said when asked why he suddenly changed his image.

This isn't the first time that Santa Claus was caught with his pants down. For the long time now, rumours have been circulating the Internet that Santa may have created the wheel. However, University of Arizona historian David Farley debunked this claim.

Who really invented video games?

While Nintendo may have popularised video games, the creation of the modern form of entertainment goes as far back to the 50s when computer scientists designed simple games and simulations as part of their research. In fact, video games didn't reach mainstream popularity until the 80s when Super Mario came out on the Nintendo Entertainment System -- the first gaming console created by Nintendo.

One of the earliest games ever created was Spacewar!, which was developed by computer scientists. In the 70s, the first generation of home consoles emerged, which played timeless classics such as Pong. The dawn of video games was from 1978 – 1982, and it was during this time that video arcades – coin operated machines that played video games – also became popular attractions in malls and parks. Santa has debunked these claims and stated that he invented the video game centuries ago. He only got round to introducing them when the world had finally caught up and developed machines to play them on.

Santa seems to be the talk of the town lately. What rumour will emerge next? Did Santa invent pole dancing? Did he make the first, bionic nose for his reindeer, Rudolph? Learn all of these interesting facts soon on the Santa CCTV website.

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