These days, it's not uncommon to see modern video games discussed on national television, but it's somewhat rarer to see the origins of video games talked about – and that's why the segment below, which discusses the late Gunpei Yokoi's incredible impact on gaming, would have been very welcome viewing, had it not featured one glaring factual clanger.
In the segment from the French radio, TV and podcast show Ca Peut Vous Arriver ("It Can Happen To You"), which was shared on Twitter by Nintendo Memories, a French TV journalist explains Yokoi's amazing contribution to the gaming industry. While he gets many elements right – such as Yokoi creating the Game & Watch series, which would later inspire the Game Boy – he claims that the Nintendo legend was responsible for producing the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972.
As well all hopefully know, groundbreaking Odyssey – the world's first video game console – was designed by a small team led by Ralph H. Baer, who is often referred to as the 'Father of Video Gaming'.
However, even in this blunder, there's a grain of truth; for its first consoles, 1977's Color TV-Game 6 and Color TV-Game 15, Nintendo acquired a license from Magnavox to include Pong-style games on the machines.
The journalist also claims Yokoi came up with the idea of arcade games in 1970. Oops.