The first video game
witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk
Sun Dec 14 19:55:43 CST 2008
I've never been against further updates to my stories, you've spoken to me
in the past so let me update my pages for future historians :)
On 15/12/2008 01:47, "Martin Scott Goldberg" <wgungfu at uwm.edu> wrote:
> Actually, Nolan and Ted Dabney's first foray in to video games. The two
> designed and built it together.
> Always amazes me how Nolan's PR over the years has effectively wiped Ted's
> contributions, and in some cases sought to rewrite history.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adrian Graham" <witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 11:26:13 AM GMT -06:00 Central America
> Subject: Re: The first video game
> On 13/12/2008 15:14, "Liam Proven" <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I never knew there was a coin-op Spacewar!
> Yep, it was Nolan Bushnell's first foray into video games but didn't get too
> much money because it was too complicated for the 'average' user. From my
> own Atari page:
> " Whilst working at Ampex (creators of the first practical video recorder no
> less), Nolan Bushnell had already created an arcade video game based on
> Spacewar, which was a game written by Steve Russell in 1961 for the PDP-1
> from Digital Equipment. Nolan's version was called Computer Space and it was
> being distributed by Nutting Associates. However, it wasn't as popular as
> he'd have liked (he said you had to read the instructions, and people didn't
> have the patience!)"
Binary Dinosaurs creator/curator
Www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk - the UK's biggest private home computer
More information about the cctech