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A list of every video game ever made: 43,806 names, and counting

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

It's 43,806 names long, and it's not even close to being finished.

It's a project to name every single video game, ever made, for every platform. Pastebin user Data_Baser is leading the project, with help from 4chan's /vr/ retro games board. And it aims to be comprehensive, including not just arcade, console or PC releases, but video games made for mobile platforms, browser-based games, and visual novels.

So far, the oldest entries are for Computer Space and Galaxy Game (pictured), both class of 1971. Early examples of video games, such as Spacewar! (developed in 1962 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) or Tennis for Two (1958, at Brookhaven National Laboratory) are not in the roll call.

Nor, curiously, is Pong. Though Computer Space is accepted as the first commercially sold coin-operated arcade game, Pong is popularly identified as the video game that began the arcade era. Bootlegs, like Pop-Man, also aren't listed, though mods like Garry's Mod and DayZ are.

Still, it's got some golden oldies and some great obscure titles. A Ctrl-F search will keep ludophiles occupied for a good while.