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* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever, if you consider 1947's ''VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice'' too simple and/or disqualified for lack of evidence of practical implementation. The next possibility is either the above-mentioned checkers game or ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo''.

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* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever, if you consider 1947's ''VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice'' too simple and/or disqualified for lack of evidence of practical implementation. The next possibility is either the above-mentioned checkers draughts game or ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo''.


''OXO'' was the one of the first digital graphical games to run on a computer, and was rather simple to use the player played against the computer, with output displayed on the computer's 35×16-pixel cathode ray tube. The source code was short, yet played a perfect game of noughts and crosses. There is contention if it was the first digital graphical game. Another game, written by Christopher Stracey, created a version of Checkers, was also run on the EDSAC in the summer of 1952. While the date that Stracey ran his program was documented, it is unclear when OXO was first played, so it is unknown which one predated the other.

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''OXO'' was the one of the first digital graphical games to run on a computer, and was rather simple to use the player played against the computer, with output displayed on the computer's 35×16-pixel cathode ray tube. The source code was short, yet played a perfect game of noughts and crosses. There is contention if it was the first digital graphical game. Another game, written by Christopher Stracey, created a version of Checkers, draughts, was also run on the EDSAC in the summer of 1952. While the date that Stracey ran his program was documented, it is unclear when OXO was first played, so it is unknown which one predated the other.


* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever, if you consider 1947's ''VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice'' too simple. The next possibility is ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo''.

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* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever, if you consider 1947's ''VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice'' too simple. simple and/or disqualified for lack of evidence of practical implementation. The next possibility is either the above-mentioned checkers game or ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo''.


''OXO'' was the one of the first digital graphical games to run on a computer, and was rather simple to use the player played against the computer, with output displayed on the computer's 35×16-pixel cathode ray tube. The source code was short, yet played a perfect game of noughts and crosses. There is contention if it was the first digital graphical game. Another game, written by Christopher Stracey, created a version of draughts (or Checkers), was also run on the EDSAC in the summer of 1952. While the date that Stracey ran his program was documented, it is unclear when OXO was first played, so it is uncertain which one predated the other.

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''OXO'' was the one of the first digital graphical games to run on a computer, and was rather simple to use the player played against the computer, with output displayed on the computer's 35×16-pixel cathode ray tube. The source code was short, yet played a perfect game of noughts and crosses. There is contention if it was the first digital graphical game. Another game, written by Christopher Stracey, created a version of draughts (or Checkers), Checkers, was also run on the EDSAC in the summer of 1952. While the date that Stracey ran his program was documented, it is unclear when OXO was first played, so it is uncertain unknown which one predated the other.


''OXO'' was the one of the digital graphical game to run on a computer, and was rather simple to use the player played against the computer, with output displayed on the computer's 35×16-pixel cathode ray tube. The source code was short, yet played a perfect game of noughts and crosses. There is contention if it was the first digital graphical game. Another game, written by Christopher Stracey, created a version of draughts (or Checkers), was also run on the EDSAC in the summer of 1952. While the date that Stracey ran his program was documented, it is unclear when OXO was first played, so it is uncertain which one predated the other.

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''OXO'' was the one of the first digital graphical game games to run on a computer, and was rather simple to use the player played against the computer, with output displayed on the computer's 35×16-pixel cathode ray tube. The source code was short, yet played a perfect game of noughts and crosses. There is contention if it was the first digital graphical game. Another game, written by Christopher Stracey, created a version of draughts (or Checkers), was also run on the EDSAC in the summer of 1952. While the date that Stracey ran his program was documented, it is unclear when OXO was first played, so it is uncertain which one predated the other.


''OXO'' was the first digital graphical game to run on a computer, and was rather simple to use the player played against the computer, with output displayed on the computer's 35×16-pixel cathode ray tube. The source code was short, yet played a perfect game of noughts and crosses.

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''OXO'' was the first one of the digital graphical game to run on a computer, and was rather simple to use the player played against the computer, with output displayed on the computer's 35×16-pixel cathode ray tube. The source code was short, yet played a perfect game of noughts and crosses. There is contention if it was the first digital graphical game. Another game, written by Christopher Stracey, created a version of draughts (or Checkers), was also run on the EDSAC in the summer of 1952. While the date that Stracey ran his program was documented, it is unclear when OXO was first played, so it is uncertain which one predated the other.


* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever, if you consider 1947's ''VideoGame/CathodeRayAmusementDevice'' too simple. The next possibility is ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo''.

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* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever, if you consider 1947's ''VideoGame/CathodeRayAmusementDevice'' ''VideoGame/CathodeRayTubeAmusementDevice'' too simple. The next possibility is ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo''.


* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever. The next possibility is ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo''.

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* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever.ever, if you consider 1947's ''VideoGame/CathodeRayAmusementDevice'' too simple. The next possibility is ''VideoGame/TennisForTwo''.


''OXO'' (or ''Noughts and Crosses'') is a player vs. computer TabletopGame/TicTacToe game which was written by Alexander S. Douglas in 1952 for the [[MainframesAndMinicomputers one-of-a-kind EDSAC computer]] at the University Of Cambridge. The single-player "game" was designed for academic purposes Douglas used ''OXO'' on the famous EDSAC to study the "Interactions Between Human and Computer".

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''OXO'' (or ''Noughts and Crosses'') is a player vs. computer TabletopGame/TicTacToe game which was written by Alexander S. Douglas in 1952 for the [[MainframesAndMinicomputers [[UsefulNotes/MainframesAndMinicomputers one-of-a-kind EDSAC computer]] at the University Of Cambridge. The single-player "game" was designed for academic purposes Douglas used ''OXO'' on the famous EDSAC to study the "Interactions Between Human and Computer".


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* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever. The next possibility is ''TennisForTwo''.

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* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever. The next possibility is ''TennisForTwo''.''VideoGame/TennisForTwo''.


http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oxo_9602.jpg''OXO'' (or ''Noughts and Crosses'') is a player vs. computer TabletopGame/TicTacToe game which was written by Alexander S. Douglas in 1952 for the [[MainframesAndMinicomputers one-of-a-kind EDSAC computer]] at the University Of Cambridge. The single-player "game" was designed for academic purposes Douglas used ''OXO'' on the famous EDSAC to study the "Interactions Between Human and Computer".

Like electronic ''Nim'', electronic ''OXO'' wasn't designed to be entertaining.

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''OXO''
(or ''Noughts and Crosses'') is a player vs. computer TabletopGame/TicTacToe game which was written by Alexander S. Douglas in 1952 for the [[MainframesAndMinicomputers one-of-a-kind EDSAC computer]] at the University Of Cambridge. The single-player "game" was designed for academic purposes Douglas used ''OXO'' on the famous EDSAC to study the "Interactions Between Human and Computer".

Like electronic ''Nim'', electronic ''OXO'' wasn't designed to be entertaining.
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The game didn't have widespread popularity, though, mainly because the EDSAC was a computer unique to Cambridge.


* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever. The next possiblity is ''TennisForTwo''.

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* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever. The next possiblity possibility is ''TennisForTwo''.


* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever.

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* UrExample: Depending on how you define a VideoGame, this may be the first one ever. The next possiblity is ''TennisForTwo''.

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* UnwinnableByDesign: The computer never loses.

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