Technologizer has put together a really beautiful gallery
of old electronic gaming patents, the oldest example of which you can see just above. You won't want to miss the early designs of R.O.B., wireless Atari controllers and paleolithic game cabinets.
No, not all of the images in the gallery are directly related to video games. But seriously, if you can't get on board with seeing a prototype drawing of the Speak & Spell, we're not sure there's much we can do for you.