The Cub Your Mother Warned You About (jrcubindy) wrote,
The Cub Your Mother Warned You About

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A piece of technological history for ya.

Spacewar is generally considered to be the first video game. Programmed in 1962 by MIT student Steve Russell, Spacewar was a simple game with ASCII graphics where two players would blast lasers at each other. At the time, the game only ran on massive, million-dollar mainframes the size of a small house. Spacewar was circulated to other computer labs across the country, but only nerdy college students with access to mainframes could play it.

This has been another Useless Fact.
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