Nintendo's omnipresent Wii reminds us of the first video game, Pong.
The inventor behind the game that begat Atari, and who later founded Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre (yes really) is Nolan Bushnell. He has five patents to his name.
His last was Video exercise or game floor controller with position indicating foot pads from 1988:
Now Nolan is doing uWink, which conflates video games and food again-- he has a few restaurants in California equipped with digital entertainment/self-service ordering systems that he also sells.
Los Angeles-based uWink (OTCBB: UWKI.OB) has one patent to date by Andrew Rifkin, Interactive vending machine to view customized products before they are purchased and internally track saleable inventory.
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