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
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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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