Spacewar! (was Re: Laser display...)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Feb 17 10:17:01 2005

On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, der Mouse wrote:

> >> Spacewar, yes. One could argue it was the very first video game.
> > You don't have to argue. A court ruled that it was.
> Then it probably actually wasn't.</cynic> Do you happen to know more?
> I'd be curious what case might be such that a court would have occasion
> to rule on that question.

I've done a bit of research on this and, although I've heard references to
*possibly* earlier stuff and there was a game of sorts on the TX-0 which I
intend to look into more, there was certainly nothing of the same caliber
as Spacewar!

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