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What was the world's first computer game?
We all know that computers are
good for only one thing; games, so where did it all begin?
In 1952 A.S. Douglas created a computer version of Tic-Tac-Toe
on an EDSAC computer and wasting time had it's foothold.
Spacewar! is generally accepted to be the first true
computer game and was written by Steve Russell, a computer programmer from MIT
in 1962, strictly for computer play.
If you wanted to play Spacewar! in 1962 you'd need a
PDP-1 computer, which was about the size of your family car, and a cathode-ray
tube type display and keyboard input.
The goal of the game was to maneuver a spaceship and
shoot your opponent before he shot you.
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