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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.


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PDP-1 Explained and Space War Demo:

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

Video explaining Free Spacewar on Steam:

Kotaku Article:

Variety Article:



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