The Meeting of Spacewar

January 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 081 - The Meeting of Spacewar

 

We go over the history of Spacewar, and the event at the Smithsonian.  We take a close look at the people involved in bringing Spacewar into existence.   We also look at some of the systems that were the predecessors to the PDP-1 that was used for Spacewar.  We also discuss why games were used to demonstrate the capabilities of computers.  In short an interesting look at one of the first video games.

 

TX-0 Mouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0QTTYJv0Yw

PDP-1 Explained and Space War Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EWQYAfuMYw

Install a FREE version of Spacewar Via Steam:  Start -> Run -> steam://run/480

Video explaining Free Spacewar on Steam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ1KcmBUN-Q

Kotaku Article: https://kotaku.com/spacewar-creators-didnt-know-they-were-making-history-1830887504

Variety Article: https://variety.com/2018/gaming/features/spacewars-history-talk-smithsonian-1203067907/

 

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

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