So, you think you know about video games. Well, you probably do. They're hugely popular, after all, and cater to as wide a variety of tastes as can be found in the real world. In fact, video games have become an extension (and enhancement) of the real world, allowing people to communicate, interact, share fantasies, and test their skills. But, do you know what the first video game was? Or, when video games started playing into the political scene? J.D. Tuccille has the answers to these and more.