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In 1971, Nolan Bushnell, together with Ted Dabney, created the first arcade game. It was called Computer Space, based on Steve Russell’s earlier game of Spacewar! The arcade game Pong was created by Nolan Bushnell (with help from Al Alcorn) a year later in 1972. Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney started Atari Computers that same year. In 1975, Atari re-released Pong as a home video game.

-Mary Bellis, About.com

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