Physicists rebuilding early video game from scratch

Unsurprisingly, tenured physicists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory are capable of creating some pretty radical science projects. A group of lab technicians and physicists led by Dr. Peter Takacs are currently working to restore one of the first video games ever created: fellow Brookhaven physicist Dr. Willy Higinbotham's 1958, oscilloscope-based Tennis for Two.

Sure, the project may lack the high-definition graphics and ... um, visible rackets of more modern tennis titles, but you can't help but respect its gumption. Check out the video after the jump to learn more about the physicists' pet project -- unless you want to continue operating under the assumption that, no matter what anyone says, Halo 2 was the first game ever made. Dummy.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.