History VideoGame / Spacewar

30th Jul '17 8:23:46 PM TristanJeremiah
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8th Jul '17 11:32:31 AM nombretomado
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* ExcitedShowTitle: The full title according to TheOtherWiki is ''Spacewar!''

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* ExcitedShowTitle: The full title according to TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki is ''Spacewar!''
16th Apr '17 12:50:20 PM nombretomado
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* ShootEmUp: Maybe the UrExample, depends [[SpaceInvaders on how you define the genre.]]

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* ShootEmUp: Maybe the UrExample, depends [[SpaceInvaders [[VideoGame/SpaceInvaders on how you define the genre.]]
28th Oct '16 2:04:37 PM nombretomado
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One of the earliest video games, ''Spacewar!'' was developed on the [[UsefulNotes/MainframesAndMinicomputers PDP-1 computer]] at MIT in 1962, fifteen years before TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. It was also an important early prototype of computer graphics techniques that later became standard in the industry.

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One of the earliest video games, ''Spacewar!'' was developed on the [[UsefulNotes/MainframesAndMinicomputers PDP-1 computer]] at MIT in 1962, fifteen years before TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames.UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. It was also an important early prototype of computer graphics techniques that later became standard in the industry.



Ten years later, two electrical engineer/computer science student/entrepreneur by the names of Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney adapted a clone of the game and developed it into the world's first coin-operated arcade video game, called ''VideoGame/ComputerSpace''. The game was a commercial flop, but the company they founded, Creator/{{Atari}}, became one of the main driving forces behind TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. One of Atari's early successes, ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'', borrowed ''Spacewar!'''s ships and mechanics, and adapted the game for one player by setting the battle in [[TheAsteroidThicket an asteroid field]]. In 1978, Atari ported ''Spacewar!'' itself to the [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} 2600]] game console. Another company, Cinematronics, adapted the game in 1977 as ''Space Wars'', the first VectorGame.

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Ten years later, two electrical engineer/computer science student/entrepreneur by the names of Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney adapted a clone of the game and developed it into the world's first coin-operated arcade video game, called ''VideoGame/ComputerSpace''. The game was a commercial flop, but the company they founded, Creator/{{Atari}}, became one of the main driving forces behind TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames.UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. One of Atari's early successes, ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'', borrowed ''Spacewar!'''s ships and mechanics, and adapted the game for one player by setting the battle in [[TheAsteroidThicket an asteroid field]]. In 1978, Atari ported ''Spacewar!'' itself to the [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} 2600]] game console. Another company, Cinematronics, adapted the game in 1977 as ''Space Wars'', the first VectorGame.
4th Aug '16 12:37:51 PM Morgenthaler
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Ten years later, two electrical engineer/computer science student/entrepreneur by the names of Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney adapted a clone of the game and developed it into the world's first coin-operated arcade video game, called ''VideoGame/ComputerSpace''. The game was a commercial flop, but the company they founded, Creator/{{Atari}}, became one of the main driving forces behind TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. One of Atari's early successes, ''{{Asteroids}}'', borrowed ''Spacewar!'''s ships and mechanics, and adapted the game for one player by setting the battle in [[TheAsteroidThicket an asteroid field]]. In 1978, Atari ported ''Spacewar!'' itself to the [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} 2600]] game console. Another company, Cinematronics, adapted the game in 1977 as ''Space Wars'', the first VectorGame.

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Ten years later, two electrical engineer/computer science student/entrepreneur by the names of Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney adapted a clone of the game and developed it into the world's first coin-operated arcade video game, called ''VideoGame/ComputerSpace''. The game was a commercial flop, but the company they founded, Creator/{{Atari}}, became one of the main driving forces behind TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. One of Atari's early successes, ''{{Asteroids}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'', borrowed ''Spacewar!'''s ships and mechanics, and adapted the game for one player by setting the battle in [[TheAsteroidThicket an asteroid field]]. In 1978, Atari ported ''Spacewar!'' itself to the [[UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} 2600]] game console. Another company, Cinematronics, adapted the game in 1977 as ''Space Wars'', the first VectorGame.
27th Jun '16 2:31:55 PM StFan
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One of the earliest video games, '''''Spacewar!''''' was developed on the [[UsefulNotes/MainframesAndMinicomputers PDP-1 computer]] at MIT in 1962, fifteen years before TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. It was also an important early prototype of computer graphics techniques that later became standard in the industry.

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One of the earliest video games, '''''Spacewar!''''' ''Spacewar!'' was developed on the [[UsefulNotes/MainframesAndMinicomputers PDP-1 computer]] at MIT in 1962, fifteen years before TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. It was also an important early prototype of computer graphics techniques that later became standard in the industry.



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26th Nov '15 8:18:14 PM nombretomado
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You can play the original ''Spacewar!'' on the web: http://spacewar.oversigma.com or you go to [[http://www.computerhistory.org/hours/ the Computer History Museum]] in Mountain View, California (just south of SanFrancisco) and see a demonstration of the only PDP-1 still working (coincidentally that PDP-1 was the 55th and final one manufactured). If you're lucky, you might be able to play ''Spacewar!'' on that PDP-1 itself.

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You can play the original ''Spacewar!'' on the web: http://spacewar.oversigma.com or you go to [[http://www.computerhistory.org/hours/ the Computer History Museum]] in Mountain View, California (just south of SanFrancisco) UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco) and see a demonstration of the only PDP-1 still working (coincidentally that PDP-1 was the 55th and final one manufactured). If you're lucky, you might be able to play ''Spacewar!'' on that PDP-1 itself.
21st Aug '15 7:06:35 AM VicGeorge2011
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* TimedMission: The arcade version would give you 90 or 120 seconds per round, but inserting more quarters could buy you more time to play, up to 20 hours.
11th Jul '15 5:17:35 PM nombretomado
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One of the earliest video games, '''''Spacewar!''''' was developed on the [[MainframesAndMinicomputers PDP-1 computer]] at MIT in 1962, fifteen years before TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. It was also an important early prototype of computer graphics techniques that later became standard in the industry.

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One of the earliest video games, '''''Spacewar!''''' was developed on the [[MainframesAndMinicomputers [[UsefulNotes/MainframesAndMinicomputers PDP-1 computer]] at MIT in 1962, fifteen years before TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. It was also an important early prototype of computer graphics techniques that later became standard in the industry.
31st Mar '15 6:41:03 AM Platitudinous
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